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Johnson Controls facilitating ‘Green Olympics’

14 August 2008

Beijing Olympic facilities have been cooled to high environmental standards, and operational costs of the ‘Birds Nest’ stadium has been reduced by 15 per cent.

Johnson Controls solutions have helped to create safe and sustainable environments at the National Stadium and other Olympic venues in Beijing, China. Johnson Controls has installed its ice-thermal storage technology, environmentally friendly refrigerant solutions, YORK centrifugal chillers and air handling units at many of the Beijing 2008 Olympic venues and related structures. In addition, its Metasys building management systems to help reduce the energy footprint of the sporting event dubbed ‘the first ‘green’ Olympics.

Green building solutions have been applied to several the following Olympic stadiums and supporting facilities. YORK Chillers and air handling units can be found in:
 National Stadium (Bird’s Nest)
 National Indoor Stadium (Turtle’s back)
 CCTV New Headquarters Building
 Beijing Olympic Tower (China aero geophysical survey & remote sensing centre)
 Beijing International Airport T3
 National Convention Center
 Beijing Workers' Gymnasium
 Beijing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics Gymnasium,
 Qingdao Olympic Sailing Center
 Tianjin Olympic Games Organizing Committee Office Building
 Shanghai Stadium

At the National Stadium (“Bird’s Nest”) Johnson Controls has enabled the annual operation cost to be reduced by over 15% by using the Johnson Controls advanced YORKcentrifugal chiller with R134A refrigerant which utilises advanced ice storage technology and low temperature ice water stored at night to provide cooling during the day, while effectively reducing energy needs at night.

The Metasys BMS allows building operators access and control via the internet, PDA’s and mobile devices anywhere in the world. Metasys integrates building systems such as lighting, access, and fire/safety systems to ensure minimum energy costs and has been utilised at the following venues:
 Laoshan Velodrome
 Beijing Olympic Green Tennis Court
 Peking University Gymnasium
 Beijing University of Technology Gymnasium
 Beijing Olympic Park Central Zone
 Beijing Olympic Forest Park
 Tianjin Olympic Center Stadium

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