New EME420DDE and EME520DDE Louvers are Suitable for Applications in Hurricane-Prone Regions

Press Release Summary:

  • Feature all-aluminum construction and offer corrosion resistance and aesthetic characteristics
  • Meet impact resistance standards located within the wind-borne debris regions
  • Designed for use in hospitals, jails, detention facilities, fire and rescue, police stations and emergency vehicle garages

Original Press Release:

Ruskin® Introduces EME420DDE and EME520DDE Louvers – Providing Enhanced Impact Resistance for “Essential Facilities” and Other Structures

Grandview, MO – (Feb. 7, 2019) – The Ruskin® EME420DDE and EME520DDE wind-driven rain resistant louvers are qualified to the AMCA 540 Missile Level E Impact Test (55 mph impact). The models are ideal for applications located in hurricane-prone regions along the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico coasts, and Hawaii and Puerto Rico. 

These 4-inch (EME420DDE) and 5-inch (EME520DDE) deep horizontal blade models meet the impact resistance requirements for louvers located within the wind-borne debris region defined in chapter 16 of the International Building Code and Florida Building Code. The louvers’ Enhanced Protection ratings qualifies them for use in “essential facilities,” such as hospitals, jails, detention facilities, fire and rescue, police stations, emergency vehicle garages and other buildings designated emergency shelters.

The EME420DDE and EME520DDE are AMCA-listed for impact resistance and AMCA-certified for air, water and wind-driven rain performance, providing assurance to design professionals in selections and sizing. 

Featuring all-aluminum construction and a variety of available finishes, the EME420DDE and EME520DDE provide excellent corrosion resistance and aesthetic characteristics that can be tailored to the application.

As part of its commitment to quality, Ruskin covers all its products, including the EME420DDE and EME520DDE, with a limited five-year warranty from the date of delivery.

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About Ruskin

Ruskin is a worldwide leader in manufacturing air control solutions. Backed by nearly 60 years of expert engineering and innovation, Ruskin is widely recognized as the most specified brand for high-performance air control solutions, including dampers, louvers, energy recovery ventilators (ERV), air measurement devices and sound control for HVAC systems. Ruskin products are used in commercial applications such as data centers, high-rise buildings, retail, hotels, healthcare and education facilities. In addition, Ruskin products can be found throughout the world’s industrial applications, such as warehouses and transportation hubs. Ruskin is owned by Johnson Controls, Building Technologies & Solutions, which includes air systems, batteries, building automation and controls, fire detection, fire suppression, HVAC equipment, industrial refrigeration, retail solutions and security. For more information about Ruskin, visit, or find the company on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn and YouTube.

About Johnson Controls

Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and multi-industrial leader serving a wide range of customers in more than 150 countries. Our 120,000 employees create intelligent buildings, efficient energy solutions, integrated infrastructure and next generation transportation systems that work seamlessly together to deliver on the promise of smart cities and communities. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. We are committed to helping our customers win and creating greater value for all of our stakeholders through strategic focus on our buildings and energy growth platforms. For additional information, please visit or follow us @johnsoncontrols on Twitter.

About Johnson Controls Building Technologies & Solutions

Johnson Controls Building Technologies & Solutions is making the world safer, smarter and more sustainable – one building at a time. Our technology portfolio integrates every aspect of a building – whether security systems, energy management, fire protection or HVACR – to ensure that we exceed customer expectations at all times. We operate in more than 150 countries through our unmatched network of branches and distribution channels, helping building owners, operators, engineers and contractors enhance the full lifecycle of any facility. Our arsenal of brands includes some of the most trusted names in the industry, such as Tyco®, YORK®, Metasys®Ruskin®, Titus®, Frick®, PENN®, Sabroe®, Simplex® and Grinnell®. For more information, visit or follow @Johnsoncontrols on Twitter.

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