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Johnson Controls supplies energy efficient York chillers for Kuwait University

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,” Claude added.

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.