Product of the Year – AIRAH Awards 2022 finalists

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Open to all individuals, companies, corporate bodies, institutions and government authorities, recognising work carried out during 2020/2021.

This award recognises excellence in product manufacture within the HVAC&R industry. Products will be assessed for features such as innovation, energy efficiency, sustainability, originality and industry need.

Eligible products must have been developed, designed and manufactured in Australia.

This award recognises new products only and does not include updates to existing products or products that have been previously nominated for an AIRAH award.

Johnson Controls

OpenBlue Command Centre

The OpenBlue Command Centre Integrated Services Platform (ISP) is designed to deliver smart, connected building solutions that benefit occupants and the planet. The product uses cutting-edge technology to help reduce building operating costs, increase the productivity of the facilities team, improve occupant experience and enhance sustainability.

Using the OpenBlue Cloud Platform, and the domain knowledge of Johnson Controls, the OpenBlue Command Centre – Integrated Services Platform allows for building services and tenant services to be integrated into a powerful “single pane of glass” that can be scaled from a single building to a portfolio of buildings.

AIRAH Awards 2022 winner
Smartair Diffusion

Smartemp Helical Vari-Swirl Diffuser 

Many variable geometry electronic VAV swirl diffusers share a top-entry, single horizontal damper disc design, motorised vertically to alter the height of a circumferential aperture. For a given static pressure, this varies the airflow rate at a substantially constant discharge velocity, achieving extended throw when turned down.

The objective of developing the Smartemp Helical Vari-Swirl Diffuser was to create a high capacity, low-pressure, low-profile, side-entry electronic VAV swirl diffuser with inbuilt room temperature and indoor air quality sensing that realises a large VAV range (turndown to at least 15 per cent) and extended horizontal throw when turned down, to provide enhanced fan energy savings while achieving high thermal control and comfort.