Johnson Controls Data Centers Solutions awarded Sustainability Product of the Year by The Business Intelligence Group
Johnson Controls YORK® Mission Critical Direct Evaporative Cooling Air Handling Units recognized as a leading sustainability product for data centers
The YORK® Mission Critical Direct Evaporative Cooling (DEC) Air Handling Units (AHUs) from Johnson Controls are specifically designed to meet the challenges and needs of data centers. By maximizing cooling capacity per square foot and providing superior efficiency, the units optimize operational, water and energy usage in centers to achieve lower energy costs. While doing more with less from the environment, the MC DEC AHUs yield an ultra-efficient partial-power usage effectiveness (pPUE) of less than 1.1 for data centers.
“Data centers have traditionally relied on water and power consumption to operate and stay cool, but with two-thirds of the global population expected to face fresh-water shortages by 2025, it’s imperative for mission critical environments to use water and energy resources more efficiently,” said Michael Zarrilli, executive director of Data Center Solutions at Johnson Controls. “We are proud to help facilities globally achieve their energy and efficiency goals, and eager to continue advancing sustainability in the industry.”
A significant amount of data center power consumption is cooling-related, which can make up to 40 percent of a center’s total operating expense. Unlike other AHUs on the market, Johnson Controls MC DEC AHUs were designed with flexibility to meet phased data center expansion strategies by offering lighter and compact sized units for a reduced physical and environmental footprint. Additionally, these units adjust cooling levels based on changing variables such as time, temperature and weather, enabling data centers to use only what they need and cut excess power and water usage.
“We are proud to reward and recognize Johnson Controls for their efforts and advances in sustainability in the data centers space,” said Maria Jimenez, chief nominations officer, Business Intelligence Group. “By enhancing overall efficiency for data centers across the globe, it was clear to our judges that their mission and innovative products will continue to deliver results that help drive a cleaner, more sustainable world.”
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Johnson Controls is a global leader creating a safe, comfortable and sustainable world. Our 105,000 employees create intelligent buildings, efficient energy solutions and integrated infrastructure that work seamlessly together to deliver on the promise of smart cities and communities in 150 countries. 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 everywhere, every day and creating greater value for all of our stakeholders through our strategic focus on buildings. For more information, visit www.johnsoncontrols.com or follow @johnsoncontrols on Twitter.
About Johnson Controls Building Technologies & Solutions
Johnson Controls Building Technologies & Solutions is making the world safer, smarter and more sustainable – one building at a time. Our technology portfolio integrates every aspect of a building – whether security systems, energy management, fire protection or HVACR – to ensure that we exceed customer expectations at all times. We operate in more than 150 countries through our unmatched network of branches and distribution channels, helping building owners, operators, engineers and contractors enhance the full lifecycle of any facility. Our arsenal of brands includes some of the most trusted names in the industry, such as Tyco®, YORK®, Metasys®, Ruskin®, Titus®, Frick®, PENN®, Sabroe®, Simplex® and Grinnell®. For more information, visit www.johnsoncontrols.com or follow @johnsoncontrols on Twitter.
About Business Intelligence Group
The Business Intelligence Group was founded with the mission of recognizing true talent and superior performance in the business world. Unlike other industry award programs, business executives—those with experience and knowledge—judge the programs. The organization’s proprietary and unique scoring system selectively measures performance across multiple business domains and then rewards those companies whose achievements stand above those of their peers.
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