Linking chemical know-how to HVAC efficiency

Johnson Controls is planning to tap into knowledge gained from the chemical industry to develop more efficient commercial HVAC control systems.

In a pioneering partnership with chemical engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Johnson Controls aims to harness the optimization techniques used extensively in chemical plants to develop control algorithms for more efficient commercial HVAC systems.

The project — which is being tested at various sites, including the Johnson Controls building in Milwaukee and buildings on the Stanford University campus — will serve as a foundation for advancing HVAC control systems in general…

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