Johnson Controls products recognized by U.S. EPA as ENERGY STAR Most Efficient 2016

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York Affinity residential air conditioners and heat pumps earn designation for fifth consecutive year

MILWAUKEE, March 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson Controls announces two of its York Affinity residential  air conditioners and one York Affinity residential heat pump  have been recognized as ENERGY STAR® Most Efficient 2016, when combined with the York smart thermostat.

York Affinity residential air conditioners and one York Affinity residential heat pump model have been recognized as ENERGY STAR® Most Efficient 2016, when combined with the York Affinity Residential Communicating Control.

The ENERGY STAR Most Efficient 2016 designation is awarded to the most efficient products among those that qualify for ENERGY STAR. This is the fifth consecutive year the York systems have earned this recognition.

"We're honored to receive this designation, as it further confirms our efforts toward achieving a more sustainable environment," said Liz Haggerty, vice president and general manager, Unitary Products Group, Johnson Controls. "We're committed to developing quality products that help consumers save money and most importantly, energy."

In order to be named ENERGY STAR Most Efficient 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) indicates that product features must include:

  • Performance levels of up to 20.0 Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) and 12.5 Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER) for cooling and heating performance and 10 Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF) for heat pumps
  • Ability to send and receive information from at least one system controller
  • Automatic configuring of settings appropriate to the controlled equipment
  • Ability to log fault codes and transmit in plain text
  • Capability to provide alerts to homeowners in plain text, including service and maintenance alerts

These York residential air conditioners and heat pumps meet those criteria and are included on the ENERGY STAR website.

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About Johnson Controls
Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. Our 150,000 employees create quality products, services and solutions to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings; lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles; and seating components and systems for automobiles. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. Through our growth strategies and by increasing market share we are committed to delivering value to shareholders and making our customers successful. In 2015, Corporate Responsibility Magazine recognized Johnson Controls as the #14 company in its annual "100 Best Corporate Citizens" list. For additional information, please visit or follow us @johnsoncontrols on Twitter.

About Johnson Controls' Building Efficiency
Johnson Controls' Building Efficiency has an unmatched portfolio of HVACR products and solutions to create more comfortable, safe and efficient buildings. Operating in more than 150 countries through a strong network of distribution channels, Building Efficiency's breadth of offerings help building owners, operators, engineers and consultants impact the full lifecycle of a building. Its market leadership is established through trusted brands such as YORK®, Sabroe®, Hitachi and Metasys® as well as its smart building integration capabilities and energy financing solutions. For more information, visit or follow @JCI_BEnews.


Kari Pfisterer

Senior Global Public Relations Manager

Building Efficiency, Johnson Controls

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