fall2010_johnson_controls_logoJohnson Controls is tapping into the growing awareness of building sustainability in China by launching a new high-efficiency heat pump for the Chinese market.

The YSPA heat pump delivers the industry’s highest efficiency level and widest temperature range, so lowering operating costs and CO2 emissions. Its compact size makes it ideal for a variety of industries, including shopping malls, hotels and hospitals.

The US firm claims the product is the only heat pump of its size in China – from 175 to 450 tons of cooling capacity – with an energy efficiency that qualifies it for Chinese Energy Level Grade 1,  an environmental labeling programme that gives building owners a 10 percent tax reimbursement.

The YSPA pump is more sustainable because its high efficiency reduces carbon footprint and it uses the refrigerant R134a.

On a similar note,  Johnson Controls recently held a signing ceremony for a new sustainable HQ  in Shanghai’s  Hongqiao Linkong Economic Zone.

The new HQ  will be designed and constructed achieve China’s Three Star Green and LEED Platinum building certifications.

To make this possible, Johnson Controls will employ multiple integrated building technology solutions that will reduce the building’s water and energy use. Regionally manufactured materials will be used for this project and special attention will be paid to indoor and outdoor environments.

Taken together, the firm says the new campus will have half the energy consumption of a  traditional building design.

Johnson Controls’ new campus, located in the Changning District, is expected to be completed by late 2016. The 35,000 sq m meter campus will allow the company to relocate 1,200 employees and provides space for future growth.