Johnson Controls says it has launched a new program to help owners of York centrifugal chillers reduce chiller energy use by up to 40 percent.
The program encourages facility
managers to install variable-speed drive technologies and identifies rebates
and other financial incentives to reduce energy
“The abundance of state and utility rebates
available today, plus the impact VSD technologies can have on energy costs,
make this the perfect time to upgrade,” said Marty Montagne, vice president of
marketing and global service for Johnson Controls. “First, we’re making sure
our customers are aware of local rebate programs; and when combined with
promotional pricing from Johnson Controls, we can help customers meet or exceed
their payback requirements and move forward with a project they may not
otherwise be able to afford in this economic environment.”
can account for nearly 30 percent of energy usage in a typical commercial
building. Most new chiller installations include variable-speed drives, but
Johnson Controls officials said that many installed in the past years have not.
Today, these older installations can be retrofitted to achieve savings, they
A task force at Johnson Controls has analyzed the
energy profile of its entire installed base of chillers and identified
approximately 2,000 customers with the highest potential savings. In addition to reducing energy expenses,
officials said that upgrades to all of these chillers could collectively reduce
greenhouse gases by approximately 600,000 tons annually - equivalent to
removing 115,000 cars from U.S.
Johnson Controls program aims to cut energy costs
December 1, 2009