Johnson Controls will help Lubbock County, Texas address deferred maintenance in 43 facilities, improving lighting, HVAC and plumbing as well as installing a building asset management system. The upgrades will be enabled through a Tax-Exempt Lease Purchase (TELP) that is expected to produce $7.3 million in energy savings over 15 years. Lubbock County was able to address aging infrastructure without disrupting their budget, bond rating or raising taxes. Future capital funds that would have been spent on equipment failures or replacements can now be redirected into other projects within the county to help provide its community with a safe, comfortable and more efficient environment. Upgrading HVAC and plumbing We’re pleased to help Lubbock County improve efficiency through upgrades to HVAC" “We’re pleased to help Lubbock County improve efficiency through upgrades to lighting, HVAC and plumbing,” said Jennifer Edwards, account executive, Johnson Controls. “We’re pleased to help Lubbock County improve efficiency through upgrades to lighting, HVAC and plumbing,” said Jennifer Edwards, account executive, Johnson Controls. “By reducing the amount of water and electricity needed on a daily basis, the improvements will contribute to a more efficient environment overall. In addition, by engaging in a TELP, the county will be able to implement the upgrades without impacting taxpayers.” “By partnering with Johnson Controls, we’re able to provide the necessary improvements to modernize our aging infrastructure and enhance water and energy efficiency,” said Lubbock County Judge Curtis Parrish. “We are excited to implement these upgrades and drive sustainability forward in our county.” Johnson Controls has a long history of working with local governments throughout North America to create communities that inspire and engage both residents and visitors. Through Performance Infrastructure projects, we have helped 579 cities and counties modernize equipment and building systems, improve infrastructure and energy spend, and address on-going maintenance needs.
Together with its partners and customers, Viessmann is expanding its involvement in China. The family-run company has built a new plant in Pinghu, a city close to the metropolis of Shanghai. The plant was inaugurated on November 5, 2019. Wall-mounted gas boilers will be manufactured here on a floor area of 12,000 sq. m. The site also has a research and development center for new technologies and services. Viessmann's Pinghu facility Through this newly acquired proximity, we will be able to supply the market with solutions even more effectively" “We see an enormous potential on the Chinese market. Because of that, we decided to expand our production capacities here,” said Dr. Martin Viessmann in his welcome address. The inauguration of the Pinghu site, approximately 90 kilometers southwest of Shanghai, represents a further milestone in the company’s involvement in China, which extends back over 20 years. The new site is centrally located in one of the most important commercial areas of the country. In addition to Viessmann’s partners and customers, many suppliers are also based here. “Through this newly acquired proximity, we will be able to supply the market with solutions even more effectively,” said Martin, CEO of the Viessmann Group. Altogether, the company has five sales offices and hundreds of showrooms. China, major HVAC solutions and equipment market “China is one of the most important markets in the world, not only for individual heating systems but also for innovative and comfortable living,” said his son Maximilian Viessmann, co-CEO of the Viessmann Group. The country is a true champion of innovation, especially concerning digital applications – and is therefore also a role model for Europe. “We want to make the most out of these opportunities,” said Maximilian. Alongside their Chinese partners, the goal is to create living spaces for generations to come. To symbolize this and the joint commitment to climate protection, a tree will be planted in the dry western region of China for each of the attendees present at the inauguration ceremony. Wall-mounted gas boilers The plan is to constantly expand the manufacturing of wall-mounted gas boilers and increase the capacity in the medium term from one to three production lines. In addition to a tour through the manufacturing area, the program also included an ‘Experience Tour’ for the guests of the inauguration – which included representatives from the management, politics and around 70 Viessmann partners. The Integrated Solution Offering of Viessmann was presented during the inauguration using a typical Chinese housing scenario as an example. Vitopure water treatment system Viessmann is offering the Vitopure water treatment system for the purification and softening of drinking water In addition to heat, clean drinking water is also one the basic human needs. Because of that, Viessmann is now also offering the Vitopure water treatment system for the purification and softening of drinking water. Water treatment using the Vitopure system can also ensure the optimal efficiency and durability of heating systems. A further core theme of the ‘Experience Tour’ was the seamless networking of heating systems and services – the also an important step in creating comfortable living spaces for generations to come. Integrated Solution Offering Viessmann is constantly evolving from a heating manufacturer to a solutions provider for the complete living space. For this, the company develops seamless climate solutions that fill people’s surroundings with the optimal room temperature, warm water, energy and good air quality. In its Integrated Solution Offering, Viessmann seamlessly unites products and systems through platforms and digital services on the foundation of the right energy source. On top of that, it also offers a variety of additional services. The focus here is on finding the right balance between renewable energy sources and obtaining the maximum energy efficiency from fossil fuel sources.
Johnson Controls will address deferred maintenance and aging building systems at Gervais School District’s elementary, middle and high schools in Gervais, Oregon. Upgrades, including the installation of intelligent LED lighting fixtures, building controls and an updated building envelope, will improve energy and operational efficiency, reduce associated costs and enhance the environment for student learning and faculty performance. The improvements will be enabled through an Energy Performance Contract (EPC), which will help Gervais School District use guaranteed savings to offset the cost of the upgrades. A comprehensive list of updates includes LED lighting upgrades, building envelope upgrades, replacement and installation of a new boiler, classroom unit vents replacement, building controls replacement, installation of a plug load management system and installation of solar photovoltaic panels. Modern future-ready school “Improving efficiencies and reducing associated costs throughout Gervais School District is only the start of our project,” said David Nellis, Performance Infrastructure account executive at Johnson Controls. “We’re thrilled to provide students a modern, future-ready school where they can remain comfortable and productive for years to come.” With funds received through the Oregon Department of Energy program, allocated specifically for energy efficiency projects, Gervais School District needed a company who could help determine the best design and implementation of solutions based on its unique needs. Johnson Controls helped the district find the best interest rate available using a tax-exempt lease purchase and implemented projects evaluated for potential utility incentives and use of SB 1149 funds. Improving efficiencies Johnson Controls has a long history of working with K-12 schools and educators throughout North America “Our collaboration with Johnson Controls has helped us get the most out of current funds by prioritizing improvements based on our district’s needs and objectives,” said Dandy Stevens, superintendent of Gervais School District. “This approach will allow us to improve efficiencies, which will free up funds to reinvest in education programs and additional facility improvements, ultimately enhancing student experiences.” With these upgrades, Gervais School District will realize over $1.4 million in project benefits, which are guaranteed over the life of the 20-year agreement. The project is expected to be complete by April 2020. Johnson Controls has a long history of working with K-12 schools and educators throughout North America to create campus environments that inspire and engage both students and faculty. Through Performance Infrastructure projects, Johnson Controls has helped 1,018 schools modernize equipment and building systems, improve infrastructure and energy spend, and address on-going maintenance needs.
AAON, Inc., global manufacturer of heating and cooling products, has selected Sospes’ EHS management software as its environmental, health and safety platform partner for its operations in Oklahoma, Texas and Missouri. AAON products are regularly recognized as industry-leading, most recently winning awards in July 2019 for excellence in product design in the 16th annual Dealer Design Awards Program. Sospes’ EHS management software Sospes’ EHS software improves communication between workers and their companies Sospes’ EHS software improves communication between workers and their companies, creating a collaborative environment for improving safety and productivity. “As a leading manufacturer of HVAC equipment, safety is a priority for AAON. Our company has continued to experience rapid growth over the last several years, and we recognized that our safety programs need to keep up with the rest of our growth,” said Scott Asbjornson, AAON Chief Financial Officer. “This software will allow us to be more efficient, and we look forward to working with Sospes and their innovative approach to safety management.” Safety management “AAON is a remarkable manufacturing success story, and like any manufacturing operation, their employees are faced with workplace hazards,” said Tom Carson, President of Sospes. “We are proud to have been selected as their partner in safety management and look forward to supporting their commitment to worker safety and continuous process improvement.” AAON is engaged in the engineering, manufacturing, marketing and sale of air conditioning and heating equipment consisting of standard, semi-custom and custom rooftop units, chillers, packaged outdoor mechanical rooms, air handling units, condensing units, makeup air units, energy recovery units, geothermal/water-source heat pumps, coils, and controls. Data analytics and task management Sospes’ award-winning EHS management software makes organizations better by engaging employees with easy incident reporting, accountable task management and powerful data analytics, all within a single integrated mobile application.
Carrier's award-winning high efficiency AquaForce Vision chiller has been chosen to provide high-quality air conditioning for the new International Convention Centre Wales (ICC Wales). Carrier, a pioneer in high-technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions, is a part of Carrier, a global provider of innovative HVAC, refrigeration, fire, security and building automation technologies. Located at the prestigious Celtic Manor Resort, host of the Ryder Cup and recent NATO Summit, the ICC Wales project is an £83.7m joint venture between the resort’s owners and the Welsh Government. Energy Efficiency And Excellent Environmental Credentials The innovative technology recently won the Air Conditioning Product of the Year 2018 The new convention center, which opens in 2019, will accommodate 5,000 delegates and includes a 4,000 square meter pillar-free main hall, a 1,500 seated auditorium, 12 flexible meeting rooms, a double-height glass atrium and a 2,500 square meter plaza for outdoor events. Two Carrier AquaForce® Vision chillers equipped with Greenspeed® Intelligence inverter-driven screw compressors were selected to cool the new facility, each delivering 791kW of cooling. The innovative technology recently won the Air Conditioning Product of the Year 2018 in the UK's Cooling Industry Awards, due to its energy efficiency and excellent environmental credentials. The chillers are being deployed in a duty share configuration, with each chiller sized for 58 percent of the diversified load to provide outstanding resilience and continuity of cooling at all times. Integrated Refrigerant Leak Protection Systems Due to the coastal location, the units have been specified with Super Enviroshield® condenser coating that is factory-applied and provides an extra high level of corrosion protection for the high-efficiency all-aluminum heat exchangers. This extremely durable and flexible epoxy coating is uniformly applied over all coil surfaces, completely isolating the metal from the surrounding environment. The chillers are equipped with integrated refrigerant leak protection systems at the request of the client In addition, the chillers are equipped with integrated refrigerant leak protection systems at the request of the client. Peter Davies, director of contractor and installer CMB Engineering, said: "Carrier has a reputation for reliable, well-engineered systems, and the company's senior sales engineer Russ Tyrell provided helpful support throughout the project.” “The efficiency performance of the new 30KAV chiller range is excellent due to the use of inverters that precisely match cooling output to current load. This is highly attractive for end users, as it delivers high quality comfort conditions for occupants, while minimizing running costs and enhancing environmental credentials, all important considerations in the ICC Wales project." Integrated Leak Indication Control Algorithms The AquaForce® Vision chiller offers: Energy savings of 25-35 percent per year compared with conventional chillers, with smart energy monitoring enabling users to track real-time electrical consumption, cooling output and instantaneous efficiency ratios; New inverter-driven Carrier 06Z twin-rotor screw compressors for exceptional efficiency and reliability, and positive displacement compression with wide operating range and no possibility of surge, ensuring resilience and continuity of cooling; Use of Touch Pilot controls, a new generation of integrated controls, including wireless connectivity for ease of use and control; Step-less variable speed air-cooled inverter for increased reliability and efficiency, and low noise as a result of an integrated resonator; Inverter-driven motors ensure negligible start-up current and improved power factor, a major benefit in applications with restricted electrical supply; Third generation Novation micro-channel heat exchanger condenser coils in a new ‘W’ configuration, ensuring maximum condensing in a compact space; Integrated leak indication control algorithms for environmental protection and user assurance; Sixth generation Carrier Flying Bird fan with variable speed AC or EC fan motors for enhanced energy efficiency and low noise; Optional variable speed chilled water pumps with constant pressure differential or constant temperature differential control for enhanced efficiency.