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Emerson Climate Technologies Breaks Ground on HVACR Innovation Center


DAYTON, Ohio — Emerson Climate Technologies, a business of Emerson, recently broke ground on its $35 million innovation center on the University of Dayton campus.

The facility will foster an ambitious, collaborative approach to conducting research to create new technologies that address HVACR industry challenges.

The new Emerson Innovation Center, also referred to as “The Helix,” is slated to open in late 2015 and will meet the criteria to be LEED certified by the U.S. Green Building Council.

“Since we first conceived this project over a year ago, the support from the State of Ohio, the City of Dayton and the University of Dayton has been tremendous,” said Ed Purvis, executive vice president, Emerson Climate Technologies. “The needs of the markets we serve are changing dramatically and the requirements for our business to innovate in the new world of information technology and connectivity are much greater and much more challenging than ever.”

When completed, the Emerson Innovation Center will employ 30-50 people and focus on five HVACR industry markets: supermarket refrigeration, food service operations, residential connected homes, data center cooling and light commercial buildings.

"The University of Dayton is proud to be Emerson’s partner in this endeavor,” said Daniel J. Curran, president of the University of Dayton. “This will be a place where new ideas will be explored — a place where our students, faculty and researchers will engage with Emerson in the kind of product innovation that will make a difference in our world."

For additional information, visit www.emerson.com.