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College Picked as Beta-Test Site for Building Automation Software


A leading provider of equipment, controls and services for heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration and security systems has selected Pennsylvania College of Technology as a beta-testing site for new building automation software.

Johnson Controls Inc. donated equipment and software valued at more than $18,000 to be used in four buildings on the Penn College campus. In addition to the building automation software, Johnson Controls included in the donation network control engines, field equipment controllers and input/output modules.

The software is being tested in the college’s Madigan Library, with plans to expand the testing to Bardo Gymnasium and two residence halls York Hall and Lancaster Hall later this year.

“Johnson Controls is proud to be a sponsor to Penn College and its educational programs for the continued benefit and advancement of the students,” said Thomas E. Raney, the company’s Harrisburg branch manager.

Barry R. Stiger, vice president for institutional advancement at Penn College, said the college is grateful for the partnership with Johnson Controls.

“Their support of our educational programs with technology donations, student internship opportunities and the hiring of our graduates is immeasurable,” Stiger said. “This donated equipment and software will keep the control systems in our facilities on the leading edge in energy conservation and management, and we are pleased to be chosen as a testing site.”

Johnson Controls Inc. is a global, diversified company in the building and automotive industries. It serves customers in more than 150 countries, creating products, services and solutions to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings, lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles, and interior systems for automobiles.

In addition to the software beta-testing project at Penn College, Johnson Controls provides extensive support for the college’s HVAC technology and building automation technology majors, including donating equipment and resources, providing paid internship opportunities, and recruiting employees from those majors. Penn College is a member of Johnson Controls’ national CareerConnect program aimed at attracting and training the next generation of HVAC technicians.

Pennsylvania College of Technology is a special mission affiliate of The Pennsylvania State University, committed to applied technology education. For more information, visit online , email or call toll-free 800-367-9222.

For more information about making a gift to support Penn College and its students, visit on the Web , call the Institutional Advancement Office toll-free at 866-GIVE-2-PC or email .

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