New Commercial Rooftop Units Available in 3-12.5 Ton

Press Release Summary:

  • Core unit is economically designed for new construction and retrofit applications to minimize the need for transition curbs
  • Pro unit offers premium cabinet with maintenance-friendly standard features for service professionals
  • Both platforms have multiple airflow strategies including CV, SZVAV, CRSZ and VAV

Original Press Release:

Johnson Controls Adds New Features to 3-12.5 Ton Commercial Rooftop Units

Relaunched platforms now offer an energy-efficient three-stage cooling option

Milwaukee - (March 6, 2020) - Johnson Controls is reintroducing two lines of 3-12.5 ton commercial rooftop units that provide a variety of performance-based comfort solutions for commercial environments. The Johnson Controls Series 12R and Johnson Controls Series 10 have been relaunched as Johnson Controls Core and Johnson Controls Pro, respectively.

A highlight of this relaunch is an upgrade to the airflow strategy from constant volume to three-stage cooling with IntelliSpeed™ control, which delivers up to a 3.4 IEER (26%) increase on comparable models. The ultra-high efficiency Pro rooftop units are the highest efficiency dual circuit model on the market, offering up to 21 IEER. Both platforms have models that meet stringent Department of Energy (DOE) 2023, ASHRAE 90.1-2016 and IECC 2015 requirements.

Core units are economically designed for new construction and retrofit applications to minimize the need for transition curbs, while the Pro units offer a premium cabinet with maintenance-friendly standard features for service professionals.

“We are pleased to bring next-level performance to our customers by relaunching these commercial platforms of rooftop units,” said Eric Newberg, director of product management, Commercial Ducted Systems, Johnson Controls. “The new Johnson Controls Core and Pro lines are both Smart Equipment enabled to help maximize control for greater efficiency, extended equipment life and reduced operating costs.”

Smart Equipment also provides seamless integration with leading building controls systems, including Verasys. An optional Mobile Access Portal (MAP) gateway with a Wi-Fi® hotspot provides access to commissioning, configuration and maintenance logs using a mobile smart device for fewer trips to the job site or the roof to diagnose issues.

Johnson Controls renamed these rooftop units in an effort to offer greater clarity to its customers, create greater synergy with other recent product launches and provide a more intuitive view of the value of each platform. Johnson Controls now offers the Core, Pro, Choice, Select and Premier rooftop platforms that increase in feature set and tonnage, along with other legacy platforms.

Both platforms have multiple airflow strategies including constant volume (CV), IntelliSpeed™ single zone variable air volume (SZVAV), continuous reset single zone (CRSZ) and variable air volume (VAV). Additionally, Core and Pro rooftop units offer many options and accessories to perfectly match a building’s needs and make specification as simple as possible.

All commercial rooftop units are backed by industry-leading warranties: standard one-year parts warranty and either a six-month or one-year promotional labor warranty, which is standard for authorized contractors.

More information on Johnson Controls Core rooftop units can be found here, and more information on Johnson Controls Pro rooftop units can be found here.

About Johnson Controls

At Johnson Controls, we transform the environments where people live, work, learn and play. From optimizing building performance to improving safety and enhancing comfort, we drive the outcomes that matter most. We deliver our promise in industries such as healthcare, education, data centers and manufacturing. With a global team of 105,000 experts in more than 150 countries and over 130 years of innovation, we are the power behind our customers’ mission. Our leading portfolio of building technology and solutions includes some of the most trusted names in the industry, such as Tyco®, York®, Metasys®, Ruskin®, Titus®, Frick®, Penn®, Sabroe®, Simplex®, Ansul® and Grinnell®. For more information, visit or follow us @johnsoncontrols on Twitter.

Ryan Nolan
Global Public Relations Program Manager
Building Technologies & Solutions, Johnson Controls
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