Sunday, January 25, 2015

Johnson Controls Supplies Energy Efficient York Chillers for Kuwait University

York chillers will help 6 million square-meter campus become one of the most energy efficient in the world

KUWAIT - Sunday, January 25th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

Kuwait University’s Shadadiyah Campus will be cooled by 36 energy efficient York centrifugal chillers from Johnson Controls, a global multi-industrial company. The 6 million square-meter campus is designed to be one of the most energy efficient campuses in the world, home to 40,000 students and more than 10,000 faculty and staff.

The York chillers will help the university reduce energy and operational costs while operating under extreme weather conditions where entering condenser water temperatures can reach 97°F at 122°F.

“Every dollar saved with energy efficiency is an investment in educational programs,” said Claude Allain, vice president and general manager, Middle East, Johnson Controls. “We work with universities throughout the world to significantly reduce utility costs and ensure that financial resources remain directed towards quality education.”

Schools and universities worldwide work with Johnson Controls to create quality learning environments while reducing the environmental impact. Johnson Controls is helping the University of Hawaii Community College, save more than $80 million in energy and utility costs.

“We are delighted to be associated with the first district cooling project in Kuwait and commend the university for their commitment to environmental sustainability,” said Dr. Marcus Schumacher, vice president, Distribution Channels, Alliances and Strategy, Johnson Controls. “Our chillers exceeded the client’s strict efficiency requirements and will accelerate their return on investment.

The centrifugal chillers feature environmentally friendly refrigerant and will be installed in a series counter-flow arrangement to ensure an additional 6 percent efficiency gain.

Photo credit: Page Southerland Page International, Ltd. in association with SQC International.

About Johnson Controls Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. Our 170,000 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 interior 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 2014, Corporate Responsibility Magazine recognized Johnson Controls as the #12 company in its annual "100 Best Corporate Citizens" list. For additional information, please visit

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