In 1885, long before anyone talks about carbon footprints or climate change, Warren Johnson launches a company to explore new ways to harness and conserve precious energy resources. In doing so, he also launches a tradition of customer-focused innovation — a tradition that has inspired thousands of employees for more than 130 years and that continues to drive the success of Johnson Controls. Even before he founds the firm now known as Johnson Controls, Warren Johnson is the quintessential inventor. His pneumatic tower clocks, electric storage batteries, wireless telegraph business and steam-powered luxury cars and postal service trucks anticipate– and shape–the future. Johnson Controls: Our culture of innovation and continuous improvement drives us to solve today’s challenges while constantly asking ‘what’s next.’
Monitor performance from anywhere. With buildings consuming 47 percent of global energy and about half of that coming from chillers, keeping on top of chiller performance is critical, not just for efficiency, but for occupant comfort and productivity. New technologies that form the Internet of Things (IoT) are making it easier than ever to stay on top of chiller maintenance – with data available anywhere, remote monitoring and diagnostics allow service technicians to proactively tackle potential issues, making preventative care and maintenance scheduling easier than ever.
The patented active energy control Generation 2 Variable Speed Drives from Johnson Controls provides energy savings, quick easier connections, and a fast payback. These globally compliant, innovative and intuitive VSD’s allow seamless integration and can be used with Facility Explorer and other Building Automation Systems.
At Johnson Controls, we’ve engineered our VSD Series II Open Drives to deliver outstanding HVAC control solutions at an exceptional value. Our patented Active Energy Control software extends beyond the drive to maximize motor efficiency at any speed. These are more than just drives – our Series II Open Drives feature an ultra-efficient DC capacitor and a power structure that allows the drives to consume less energy, lowering greenhouse gases and saving you money. Both NEMA Type 1 and NEMA Type 12 are available.
FEATURES AND BENEFITS
* Active Energy control algorithm
* Graphic display and keypad
* On board communications (RS485:ModBus, BacNet, N2 Ethernet: BacNet IP, ModBus TCP)
* On board I/O (6DI, 3RO, 2AI, 1AO)
* HAND/OFF/AUTO and DRIVE/BYPASS selector on keypad (w/optional
* Manual Forced Bypass Switch and/or indicator lights)
* 5% DC link choke
* Thin metal film bus capacitors
* Programmable Automatic Restart
* Industry leading energy efficient solution
* Easy menu navigation / Multi-monitoring capability
* Supports multiple protocols for communication with Building Automation System
* Simplified stand-alone bypass or control via network communication
* Fully rated, mechanically interlocked contacts
* Meets EMC Class C2 requirements
* Extended Shelf Life
* Choose to disable, automatically restart, or transfer to bypass based on VSD fault
Johnson Controls will showcase several innovative new technologies at the 2017 AHR Expo, January 30 to February 1 in Las Vegas (booth numbers C2929, C3124 and C3329). The technologies include Verasys™, YORK® YVFA chiller, YORK EcoAdvance, BlueStream™ Hybrid Cooling System and VRF Smart Gateway. These technologies are designed to advance energy efficiency and increase building intelligence:
Verasys™ is the first plug-and-play experience that integrates heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) equipment and controls. This one-source procurement system provides a simple user experience with configurable controllers that seamlessly connect to all mechanical and electrical equipment, controls and sensors, without requiring programming tools. The result is unprecedented real-time, remote access to critical information to ensure energy efficiency and lower operating costs throughout a building’s lifecycle. Verasys empowers contractors to offer a complete package/bundled solution of smart equipment, controls and mobile user experience.
The YORK YVFA free-cooling air-cooled screw chiller is a finalist in the Cooling category of the 2017 AHR Expo Innovation Awards competition. Available in nominal sizes 150- 450 yielding more than 600TR (2110kW), the YVFA provides the industry with the first AHRI-certified, integrated variable-speed drive (VSD) screw chiller with free cooling. The chiller’s advanced technologies include VSD compressors that ensure efficient operation across all cooling-load and ambient temperature conditions. Its integrated highefficiency, air-to-air liquid free-cooling coils reduce or eliminate the need for mechanical cooling when ambient conditions allow, and intelligent controls optimize energy use year-round, constantly evaluating conditions and controlling bypass valves to reduce pump energy when free cooling is not available.
YORK EcoAdvance™ is the first HVAC industry technology that captures and removes molecular contaminants from indoor air and manages the flow of outside air into a building. Integrated controls manage the flow of outside air into a building, which substantially reduces HVAC peak loads by more than 40 percent and achieves an average 20 percent in annual energy cost savings. As a result, the technology substantially reduces heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) loads and energy costs. The YORK EcoAdvance won the prestigious 2016 R&D 100 Award, an international competition that recognizes the 100 most technologically significant products introduced over the past year.
The Johnson Controls BlueStream™ Hybrid Cooling System is a new industry-leading solution that reduces water consumption in traditional cooling tower systems by 25 to 80 percent compared to all-evaporative heat rejection systems. BlueStream features an innovative thermosyphon cooler, a unique solution that addresses water and energy challenges. In addition to reducing water consumption, BlueStream maintains peak process output and energy efficiency on the hottest summer days, helping customers achieve a balance between air-cooled and water-cooled heat rejection systems, while reducing water use and operating costs.
An industry first, the Johnson Controls VRF (Variable Refrigerant Flow) Smart Gateway provides unprecedented control for network management centers. Offering fast, simple integration into the Metasys® building management system, the small yet powerful gateway brings data for all YORK VRF components into a building management system for comprehensive control of the entire system. Data is available in any format and on- demand from any connected device. The VRF Smart Gateway works over Ethernet to discover all data points from YORK VRF indoor and outdoor units. In addition to the new technologies being launched at AHR Expo, Johnson Controls will feature a presentation theater, where subject matter experts will present on a variety of industry-related topics. For more information, visit booth numbers C2929, C3124 and C3329 or the Johnson Controls website at www.johnsoncontrols.com.
About Johnson Controls: Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and multi industrial leader serving a wide range of customers in more than 150 countries. Our 135,000 employees create intelligent buildings, efficient energy solutions, integrated infrastructure and next generation transportation systems that work seamlessly together to deliver on the promise of smart cities and communities. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. We are committed to helping our customers win and creating greater value for all of our stakeholders through strategic focus on our buildings and energy growth platforms. For additional information, please visit http://www.johnsoncontrols.com or follow us @johnsoncontrols on Twitter.
About Johnson Controls’ Building Technologies & Solutions: Johnson Controls’ Building Technologies & Solutions has an unmatched portfolio of HVACR products and solutions to create more comfortable, safe and efficient buildings. Operating in more than 150 countries through a strong network of distribution channels, Building Technologies & Solutions’ breadth of offerings help building owners, operators, engineers and consultants impact the full lifecycle of a building. Its market leadership is established through trusted brands such as YORK®, Sabroe® and Metasys® as well as its smart building integration capabilities and energy financing solutions. For more information, visit www.johnsoncontrols.com or follow @JCI_BEnews.
ControlTrends is delighted to bring you our 200th episode of ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings VideoCast|PodCast for week ending October 9th, 2016, while covering DAY 2 of the Johnson Controls’ CBC16! Providence would have us at Nashville’s Gaylord Opryland, which was an ideal venue — full of special people to help us celebrate our momentous occasion. Special thanks to Roger Rebennack, Jenny Stentz, Chris Eichmann, Rick Van Buren, Russ Carfagna, John Donahue, Dave Gottfried, Jeff Hurwitz, Joe Chandler, Jim Hayman, Pete Walsh, Paul Burke, and the too numerous to name well-wishers and supporters of ControlTrends, that helped make this milestone happen!
CBC16, DAY 2: Full of immense energy and insight, Johnson’s CBC16, DAY 2, kicked into high gear with Chris Eichmann’s hearty welcome, followed by Jenny Stentz, who told the 700 plus audience the revitalized and compelling Johnson Controls’ story, a story that creates value with partnership; is proactive, and predictable; and one with assigned account managers that will be the new key to success, because they are incentivized as a team — to share insights and best practices for results. Johnson Controls has intentionally organized this approach to deliver new solutions. Read more about DAY 2 and the rest of ControlTalk NOW below!
Keynote Address by Clay Nesler. Smart, Green and Resilient – Market Trends in Sustainable Buildings: The 2016 Johnson Controls Energy Efficiency Indicator survey of 1,248 energy and facility management executives provides insight into current and planned investments, key drivers and organizational barriers for improving energy efficiency across their facilities. The presentation continues with a near-future vision for a day in the life of a smart, green building and closes with a discussion of potential implications for the HVAC distribution and contracting community. Clay ended with reference to famed fiction writer, William Ginson’s view of the future: “The future is already here. It’s just not evenly distributed.”
Second Keynote Address was by Dr. Alan Beaulieu, President of ITR Economics. A prodigious economics expert and author, Alan engaged the audience with economic analysis punctuated with humor as he discussed the serious economic forecast for North America and discussed ways to recognize trends and economic indicators well enough to understand how they are likely to impact your business.
The amazing DAY 2 was rounded out with afternoon Product Breakout Sessions, Cocktails and Dinner, followed by Live Entertainment. Stay tuned for ControlTrends’ Night Lights coverage of the CBC16 evening activities!
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month! Marc Petock Warns Cyber Incidents are Disruptive and Potentially Catastrophic! Lynxspring’s Cyber Security expert, Marc Petock reminds us that October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to raise awareness about cyber security. From Marc Petock: “We live in a world that is more connected than ever before. The Internet touches all aspects of our business and personal life. From a business perspective, the negative consequences that cyber incidents can cause are disruptive and potentially catastrophic. The value of taking additional measures and procedures to increase the cyber security posture of your systems, far outweigh the risk of not making them secure.”
Belimo Innovation Contest — Internal Leakage in Zone Valves Causes Loss of Energy and Money. Let’s Fix This! Internal leakage in zone valves causes loss of energy and money! Zone valves are used for room temperature control for heating or cooling. Leaky zone valves lead to significant energy losses. Help Belimo find a simple method for detecting and measuring internal leakage in zone valves. Fixing the leakage problem will improve energy efficiency and reduce operating costs. The sought-after solution shall be user-friendly, non-invasive, portable and applicable to an operating heating or cooling system in a building.
DOE’s Better Buildings — September’s Top-10 Solutions. Better Buildings is an initiative of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) designed to improve the lives of the American people by driving leadership in energy innovation. Through Better Buildings, DOE partners with leaders in the public and private sectors to make the nation’s homes, commercial buildings and industrial plants more energy efficient by accelerating investment and sharing of successful best practices.
HVAC Control Valve Training with Tim Chamblee. Sit in on this valve trying class taught by Tim Chamblee at Stromquist & Company. Tim is a master trainer and in this class he breaks down different HVAC control valve and actuator types and gives you information that will help you select.install and troubleshoot HVAC valves and actuators.
Words and best regards from Bill Jackson to the over 700 attendees: “We believe that our shared path to growth and success is to provide the right products through the right channels. Over the next few days, we are excited to share some new products and brands that Johnson Controls is bringing to market, and update you on the synergies between products and channels that will benefit us all. We have also assembled some of the best minds in the industry to provide educational sessions around how to help you grow your business. I’m confident you’ll find new opportunities for your business during the conference, and we look forward to continuing to work and grow with you. Enjoy the conference!”
Stay tuned for more ControlTrends coverage!
CBC16 OVERVIEW and SESSION HIGHLIGHTS:
We are excited to share our robust line up of expert speakers and topics during this 3 day program
– The newest innovations in products and the HVACR industry
– Informational tracks on the following topics to help you grow your business
Browse our 2016 Session Catalog now!
If you missed the August 7th episode of ControlTalk Now The Smart Buildings Video Cast and Podcast you missed our interview with Jenny Stentz, VP of Products & Distribution North America, at Johnson Controls, the world’s largest building controls provider and battery maker. Jenny gives ControlTrends fresh insight into Johnson Controls’ realigned sales and the leadership role Johnson Controls has taken in the building and energy storage space. Johnson Controls offers the latest innovations in renewable technology, efficiency technology, controls technology, and battery storage technology and is focused on the ease of doing business with its channel partners.
Will Johnson Controls create the first Battery Powered Building? What else is Johnson Controls up to that will shift the way we do Smart Buildings? Come to Nashville and find out!
Dimitri Papadopoulos, Senior Product Manager explains why Facility Explorer® is better than ever! To celebrate Facility Explorer’s tenth anniversary, Johnson Controls released Facility Explorer 14. Featuring a cleaner, faster user experience, enhanced cybersecurity and new ways to improve user productivity. Dimitri was particularly excited about the Mobile Access Portal, which offers an excellent display on your iPad, smart phone, or laptop; serves as a great commissioning tool; and can be used as a main user interface for smaller-sized projects. Facility Explorer meets any building management need. Wireless or wired field controllers and devices provide direct closed-loop control over mechanical and HVAC equipment. Supervisory controllers deliver network wide coordination for single or multiple sites. The result is an integrated, comprehensive control solution.
Partnership allows buildings to become smarter, more efficient and connected. MILWAUKEE, March 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Johnson Controls announced today that it has joined the Cisco® Digital Ceiling community as a founding building automation partner. The Digital Ceiling framework provides a platform that delivers better user experiences through the convergence of the IT network and building technologies, including lighting, heating, cooling, security, motion detection, and other sensors and actuators.
“Building owners and operators are looking to us to identify how technology can support their business outcomes, reduce costs and minimize risks,” said Jim Nannini, vice president, North America Building Wide Systems Integration (BWSI), Johnson Controls. “As more data becomes available, Johnson Controls’ system integration capabilities allow building owners and operators to make more insightful decisions for smarter, connected and secure buildings.”
Johnson Controls shares Cisco’s belief that the Digital Ceiling framework offers building owners and operators one way to apply the benefits of the Internet of Things throughout facilities, and create “transformative new experiences” for building users that will significantly improve the productivity, safety and comfort of building occupants.
“Cisco is excited to continue to build on our growing relationship with Johnson Controls and welcome them as one of our founding partners to help bring the Digital Ceiling to life,” said Tony Shakib, vice president, IoT verticals business unit, Cisco. “The company’s leadership position as one of the most experienced building integrators, and its extensive line card of building technologies and customer relationships, will help shape and accelerate this business transformation.”
Johnson Controls and Cisco have a long-standing history of successful collaboration to drive real business value for customers, and have been working together in a global alliance since 2008, focused on helping enable the seamless integration of building and information technologies.
About Johnson Controls: Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. Our 150,000 employees create quality products, services and solutions to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings; lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles; and seating components and systems for automobiles. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. Through our growth strategies and by increasing market share we are committed to delivering value to shareholders and making our customers successful. In 2015, Corporate Responsibility Magazine recognized Johnson Controls as the #14 company in its annual “100 Best Corporate Citizens” list. For additional information, please visit http://www.johnsoncontrols.com or follow us @johnsoncontrols on Twitter.
About Johnson Controls’ Building Efficiency: Johnson Controls’ Building Efficiency has an unmatched portfolio of HVACR products and solutions to create more comfortable, safe and efficient buildings. Operating in more than 150 countries through a strong network of distribution channels, Building Efficiency’s breadth of offerings help building owners, operators, engineers and consultants impact the full lifecycle of a building. Its market leadership is established through trusted brands such as YORK®, Sabroe®, Hitachi and Metasys® as well as its smart building integration capabilities and energy financing solutions. For more information, visit www.johnsoncontrols.com or follow @JCI_BEnews.
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ControlTrends is delighted to present this Johnson Controls’ white paper written by Renee Joseph entitled “Elevating the HVACR industry: Promoting exciting careers to diverse prospects can help address staffing shortages.” This seminal piece is a profoundly informative and factual accounting that serves us all well — as the current State of the Union Address for our HVAC industry. And, for an industry “that offers abundant careers with excellent growth potential, satisfying intellectual challenges, meaningful benefits to society, and solid financial rewards,” we need to recognize that we have some urgent work to do, if we are to deal effectively with the projected shortfalls facing our HVAC Industry.
“Elevating the HVACR industry: Promoting exciting careers to diverse prospects can help address staffing shortages.” By Renee Joseph:
Employers in the HVACR sector are struggling to fill positions in a wide range of roles and skill levels. Recruitment of more women and minorities can be part of the solution. So can teaching young people and second-career professionals about the exciting opportunities and financial rewards the industry has to offer.
The heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration industry offers abundant careers with excellent growth potential, satisfying intellectual challenges, meaningful benefits to society, and solid financial rewards. And yet, businesses in the HVACR sector face shortages of qualified employees for a multitude of roles and at a wide range of skill levels. A 2015 report from the HVACR
Workforce Development Foundation cited 220,734 HVACR job postings in 2014 – twice as many as in the oil and gas industry (109,323).1 These include large numbers of middle-skilled jobs that cannot be off-shored or replaced by technology. Why should these worker shortages exist? One reason is that the HVACR industry is growing fast. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 21 percent increase in HVACR mechanic and installer jobs through 2022, nearly twice the projected growth of overall employment.2
Another is that many HVACR workers will soon leave the workforce: The U.S. Social Security Administration estimates that 22 percent of the nation’s overall workforce will retire by 2022.3 Closer to home, a survey by The Friday Group an international firm providing facilities management consulting services to commercial business and government, projected that up to 60 percent of facility management staff – electricians, plumbers, HVAC mechanics,
operations and maintenance workers and others – will retire in the next five to seven years.4
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About the author: Renee Joseph has deep knowledge of the HVAC industry and associated products built on a career spanning more than 20 years in positions of increasing responsibility with Trane Company and Johnson Controls. In her current role as Vice President, Channel Sales and Marketing Operations with Johnson Controls, she leads the channel, marketing, ease of doing business and portfolio management efforts of the North American Building Efficiency business. She holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin, and has completed the executive MBA Leadership Program with the American Management Association.