Johnson technology to help cut energy costs
Dubai, February 16, 2011
Johnson Controls, a leader in delivering products, services and solutions that increase energy efficiency in buildings, has unveiled a new technology that will help cut energy consumption in central chilled water plants in buildings by 60 per cent.
The technology is available for all types of buildings including residential, commercial, mixed use, hospitality, airports, hospitals and educational facilities among other such buildings, said a company statement.
Integral to achieving these savings is new system-level automation software, Johnson Controls Central Plant Optimization 10 (CPO 10) and Central Plant Optimization 30 (CPO 30), which enable persistent optimum performance and energy savings in central plants in both new construction and existing buildings.
Depending on climate, region and equipment configurations, a central chilled water plant can consume more than 30 per cent of the power required to run a building.
To achieve peak efficiency performance, a facility’s central plant equipment and independent components can now be designed and operated as a single integrated system with Johnson Controls CPO software.
“Building owners and operators have the biggest opportunity to realize savings where the facility consumes the most energy - the central chilled water plant,” said Magdy Mekky, Johnson Controls vice president and managing director for the Middle East.
“A holistic approach to plant design and operations is necessary to drive efficiencies that minimize operating costs, reduce environmental impact and lead to a better return on investment,” added Mekky.
Traditionally, energy efficiency in the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) industry has been driven by the capabilities of individual components.
CPO offers a holistic system approach with the potential to achieve and sustain ongoing savings throughout the entire lifecycle of an HVAC system.
Both CPO 10 and CPO 30 feature innovative control technologies that are designed to provide system performance improvements based on real-time building loads.
When incorporated with a modern building automation system and efficient HVAC equipment, CPO software solutions can help a chilled water plant system achieve maximum energy savings.
“Optimum Energy’s solutions are ideally suited to maximizing the efficiency of high-performing plants such as those with York(R) branded chillers and Metasys building management systems from Johnson Controls,” said Matthew Frey, president and CEO, Optimum Energy.
'We’ve focused our deep HVAC expertise and enterprise computing knowledge squarely on optimization, with the result that our software applications are delivering significant, predicted savings, project after project.'
'By formalizing our relationship with Johnson Controls to offer CPO 30 powered by OptimumHVAC, customers will now have the confidence that their solution is leveraging the expertise and real-world experience of two industry leaders,' he added.-TradeArabia News Service