At this week’s AHR Expo, Johnson Controls said it will introduce variable-refrigerant flow and building automation products for HVAC construction.

The ductless and modular HVAC VRF product heats and cools multiple building zones to increase energy savings, improve comfort, and lower HVAC construction costs, officials said. It features Hitachi’s high-efficiency compressors with energy modeling and selection tools to compare VRF to other HVAC market technologies.

“We recognize that heating and cooling strategies are not one-size-fits-all,” said Bill Jackson, president of Johnson Controls building efficiency division. “That’s why we’ve developed new digital selection and configuration tools that will help owners, operators and consultants compare heating and cooling solutions. When VRF is your best choice, our solution uses compressor technology that operates at unmatched efficiency levels.”

Johnson Controls will also show the new user interface for its Metasys HVAC construction building automation system, which connects HVAC, lighting, security and fire protection systems on one single platform.

“We’ve improved Metasys by making the tool more intuitive, easier to use and more mobile-friendly in today’s fast-paced world,” Jackson said. “The new interface transforms data into building intelligence to help owners and operators make better informed decisions to improve bottom lines and meet building needs.”

 The AHR Expo runs Monday through Wednesday at McCormick Place convention center in Chicago. Johnson Controls will be exhibiting at booth No. 5023.