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Johnson Controls Advanced Development Engineering Center


Located in South Central Pennsylvania, USA, the testing lab is the world’s newest and most advanced engineering and testing facility for chillers and air handlers - allowing Johnson Controls to deliver the most innovative and highest-quality products to the HVACR industry.

Our customers expect the best and we will continue to deliver the best – industry-leading HVACR equipment, such as our new YORK® YZ chiller. This world-class facility enables us to advance performance levels for customers, thanks to more than 400 dedicated and driven employees, as well as, business partners in the YORK County Community.
Bill Jackson, President, Global Products, Johnson Controls, PLC

Innovation Lives Here

The test lab facility features over twenty labs that can test air-cooled and water-cooled chillers, acoustics, power electronics, compressors, air handlers, and includes various other ancillary labs that spur innovation. The facility also houses a HVAC training center.
Fun Facts
  • Lab Building size: 258,900 square feet 
  • Rises to 60 feet in spots
  • 25 miles of piping  
  • 3,000 lineal feet of refrigeration pipe
  • 328,963 cinder blocks laid
  • 7 acres of roofing
  • 2.2 million linear feet of power cable  
  • 22,000 cubic yards of concrete
  • 2,212 cement trucks to pour just the floor slab
  • 5,000 tons of rebar in the reinforced slabs
  • 285 doors in building 

The project is pursuing LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council

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