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New Louvers Available with Low Pressure Drop

Press Release Summary:

  • HZ700 is a 7-inch deep louver comprised of two pieces, a 4-inch horizontal front and a 3-inch vertical rear louver
  • Come with mullion and horizontal front blade construction
  • High-velocity wind-driven rain qualification allows the HZ700 to be used in essential facilities such as hospitals, where high air quality is necessary in extreme weather

Original Press Release:

Ruskin® Introduces HZ700 Louver

Grandview, MO – (August 26, 2020) – The new HZ700 louver from Ruskin® is a 7-inch deep louver comprised of two pieces – a 4-inch horizontal front and a 3-inch vertical rear louver. The HZ700 was designed for applications needing a horizontal blade appearance but a vertical blade level of performance.

“Ruskin designed the HZ700 based off customer feedback,” said Jay Ramkumar, director of louver sales at Ruskin. “Our representatives and their customers – including architects, engineers, contractors and building owners – sought a 7-inch louver with extreme performance abilities. This new model not only meets those expectations, but exceeds competitive louvers by offering an option with a high level of water and enhanced missile protection. The HZ700 is engineered for economy and high performance to satisfy our customers’ needs.”

The HZ700 meets AMCA 550 and AMCA 540 standards for enhanced protection, and has a low pressure drop, which delivers greater energy savings. It can be paired with equipment that requires high energy filters, resulting in improved air quality in critical facilities. The high-velocity wind-driven rain qualification allows the HZ700 to be used in essential facilities, such as hospitals, where high air quality is necessary in extreme weather. The visible mullion construction and horizontal front blade construction makes the louver aesthetically appealing and high performing. 

Ruskin offers the HZ700 with a full suite of options, including an industry-leading 20-year finish warranty and 5-year product warranty. For more information about the HZ700, visit

For more information about Ruskin, visit

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

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.

Media Contact:
Emma Barnhart
Marketing Specialist, Ruskin
(816) 986-5468

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