The AHR Expo 2019 Innovation Awards, Cooling category honored CHILLER YORK® YZ MAGNETIC BEARING CENTRIFUGAL from Johnson Controls, Inc.
The AHR Expo Innovation Awards is an annual competition that honors the most inventive and original products, systems and technologies showcased at each year’s AHR Expo. Products go head-to-head in the following categories: building automation; cooling; green building; heating; indoor air quality; plumbing; refrigeration; software; tools & instruments; and ventilation. Winners are selected by a panel of third-party ASHRAE member judges who evaluate all award entries based on innovative design, creativity, application, value and market impact.
CHILLER YORK® YZ MAGNETIC BEARING CENTRIFUGAL, a fully-optimized chiller, is built with next-generation low-global warming potential (GWP) refrigerant to increase energy efficiency. The Chiller YORK® YZ provides centrifugal-chiller energy efficiencies as low as 0.1kW/ton, and less in off-design conditions where typical fixed-speed chillers experience performance issues. It has the potential to reduce annual electricity consumption by an average of 35 percent. The Chiller YORK® YZ was designed with a holistic approach to system design, with engineering optimization for every component around R-1233zd—a next generation, low-pressure refrigerant—and is a unique combination of advanced technologies, including a variable-speed magnetic bearing compressor, high-speed hermetic induction motor, falling film evaporator, adaptive capacity control logic and cloud-based analytics.
The AHR Expo 2019 Innovation Awards Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 1pm in Atlanta, US. The Innovation Awards entry fees from The AHR Expo’s exhibitors will be donate to deserving organization that is in need of HVACR repairs, upgrades or installations in the region where the show is being held.
The 2019 AHR Expo Innovation Award Winners: https://ahrexpo.com/awards-winners-2019/