YORK, Pa. - Two new laboratories - one in York, Pa., the other in Kansas City, Kan. - will conduct research, training, and demonstrations of advanced York® air-distribution technology marketed by Johnson Controls Inc. Engineers, contractors, and end-use customers can see how ductless, variable-air-volume (VAV) systems operate along with the energy, comfort, air-quality, and building-churn advantages offered.

Both Smart Environments Labs utilize a sophisticated environmental chamber capable of simulating outdoor temperatures ranging from 0°-110°F, to determine how HVAC systems perform under a range of solar effects and outdoor temperatures.

The York, Pa., lab features the York FlexSys™ underfloor-air system using integrated Metasys® controls by Johnson Controls. The Kansas City lab features both the York FlexSys system and the York AirFixture® Dual-Airway™ overhead-air system, all with Metasys controls. Both labs demonstrate air distribution through the use of time-modulation VAV.

According to Timothy Irvin, product manager for AirFixture and FlexSys systems, a customer conference center adjoins the 3,000-square-foot York lab, while a customer education space is adjacent to the 1,800-square-foot Kansas City lab. Both facilities are now open. “Customers may choose to visit either facility, simply because it’s geographically closer for them,” noted Irvin. “All visits, however, should be arranged through the nearest Johnson Controls branch office.”

For more information, visit www.johnsoncontrols.com.

Publication date: 10/29/2007