Johnson Controls Unveils Rooftop Unit From the Future

Oct. 23, 2018
Design of the new 25-50-ton NexusPremier unit already meets 2023 DOE efficiency standards and it can achieve up to 50% energy savings. The platform also aims to manage expenses both before and after installation.

MILWAUKEE, WI (October 23, 2018) – Johnson Controls has reimagined the design features and flexibility of an applied HVAC system into the value and simplicity of a rooftop unit. NexusPremier™ 25-50 ton commercial rooftop units from Johnson Controls deliver superior standard efficiency while reducing operational costs over the life of the unit.

“We’ve engineered this platform to be as dynamic as the complex projects our customers manage,” said Rick Schnarr, VP of Sales, Commercial and Applied Ducted Systems, Johnson Controls.“Future-ready technologies are integrated at every turn. NexusPremier can achieve a 50 percent higher-than-required efficiency depending on the local code. It is equipped with a complete range of factory options for easier specification. And it is smart-technology compatible for reduced operating costs.”  

NexusPremier includes class-leading standard efficiency models that already comply with stringent U.S. Dept. of Energy (DOE) 2023 energy efficiency standards. Additional options are available for each tonnage to meet the Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) 2019 highest tier ratings. This translates into significant cost-savings over the life of the rooftop unit.

NexusPremier rooftop units streamline the design process with integrated system selection tools, easily accessible building information modeling (BIM) files, improved submittals and simplified specifications. Additional flexibility is provided on high-performance base models through a complete range of factory options, including various airflow path configurations, indoor environmental quality options and modulating options for improved comfort.

NexusPremier rooftop units are Smart Equipment enabled and offer start-up wizards and an array of user-adaptable parameters to help expedite start-up and commissioning. Smart Equipment provides complete control across multiple available rooftop units and seamlessly integrates with interfaces, including zone controllers and other building controls systems such as Verasys®.

Other features include:

  • Navigator® product service app enabling on-demand access to unit-specific details, technical literature and a direct connection to technical support via a unique QR code on each rooftop unit (available in spring 2019); 
  • Optional Mobile Access Portal (MAP) provides remote monitoring capability for fewer trips to the job site or rooftop to diagnose issues;
  • Design, engineering and assembly in the state-of-the-art Johnson Controls Rooftop Center for Excellence in Norman, OK.

“The class-leading technologies found in NexusPremier deliver benefits throughout the full lifecycle of a building,” said Matthew Shaub, VP of Strategy, Commercial and Applied Ducted Systems, Johnson Controls. “The rooftop units provide maximized efficiencies during and after construction while maintaining low operational and maintenance costs to create the comfortable and safe environment necessary for a building to thrive.”

NexusPremier rooftop units will be supported with industry-leading lead times, and coming soon, even faster rapid-ship availability. They are backed by industry-leading warranties: standard 1-year parts warranty and either a 6-month or 1-year promotional labor warranty, which is standard for authorized contractors. For more information on NexusPremier rooftop units, visit  

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 on Twitter at @johnsoncontrols.

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 us on Twitter at @JCI_Buildings.