Johnson Controls announced that its YORK AMICHI YMPA air-cooled scroll DC inverter reversible heat pump, featuring low-Global Warming Potential (GWP) R454B refrigerant, has won Heat Pump Product of the Year in the 2021 ACR News Awards competition. Johnson Controls also won the 2021 CRH Innovation Award for the premium residential YORK YVAG heat recovery pump at the China Refrigeration Expo.
The YORK AMICHI heat pump was one of 11 award winners in the annual competition, which celebrates the best products, businesses and people from across the air conditioning and refrigeration sectors. The YORK YVAG was one of 112 products submitted from 52 companies covering residential and commercial heating. The superior energy-saving heat recovery system offers an exceptional solution for year-round residential heating applications.
"These awards further showcase our dedication to innovation and sustainability, recognizing products that deliver a step change in standalone performance. When integrated with our OpenBlue platform, they deliver outstanding improvements in sustainability and energy efficiency," said George Oliver, chairman and CEO, Johnson Controls. "Our European and China teams invested countless hours, conducted multiple field tests and incorporated customer feedback to create these truly groundbreaking products."
The awards also support Johnson Controls commitment to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2040 and enhance customers' opportunities to reduce their carbon emissions. Johnson Controls recently announced it plans to slash operating emissions by 55 percent and reduce customers' emissions by 16 percent before 2030. Its OpenBlue platform for optimizing building sustainability will be central to fulfilling these goals and ultimately creating an environment for healthy people, healthy places and a healthy planet.
Oliver said the awards reinforce Johnson Controls commitment to OpenBlue and its full suite of connected technologies, products and services for customers and partners. Launched in 2020, OpenBlue includes tailored, AI-infused service solutions such as remote diagnostics, predictive maintenance, compliance monitoring and advanced risk assessments.