We have a pivotal role to play in the global effort to activate sustainable business practices and manage resources efficiently. In addition to our internal sustainability efforts, Emerson technologies and expertise are helping customers achieve sustainability targets, fulfill environmental regulations and implement responsible solutions.
Sensi thermostats can save users this much HVAC energy consumption by adjusting the temperature using flexible scheduling, remote access and geofencing.
Carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS) processes allow industrial facilities to reduce carbon dioxide emissions – and our DeltaV technologies, valves and instrumentation are helping companies seamlessly make this a reality. The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), for example, is using Emerson technologies in its Al Reyadah facility, the world’s first fully commercial CO2 capture facility from the iron and steel industry, and the first commercial scale carbon capture plant in the Middle East. The facility is critical to achieving ADNOC’s sustainability goals, and it captures the CO2 equivalent of 1 million acres of forest.
Our robust software is promoting sustainability in the global power industry. Acquisitions we made this year are broadening our capabilities in this area, including American Governor, a leader in hydroelectric turbine controls that enable utilities to provide reliable power highly responsive to the dynamic needs of the electrical grid. Open Systems International, Inc., which we acquired in the fall, is a leading operations technology software provider helping the power industry transform and digitize operations to incorporate renewable energy sources. In addition, our expanded partnership with Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas, a leading global provider of power generation and energy storage solutions, is helping drive the next generation of power plants with digital solutions that increase efficiencies, reduce carbon emissions, strengthen reliability and lower maintenance costs.
Through process optimization and automation, customers are identifying and implementing strategies for lower emissions and improved resource efficiency. Biomethane injection into the grid, for example, is helping companies meet regulatory requirements and contribute toward the European Union’s renewable energy targets. Emerson’s scalable, smart and integrated systems and solutions are enabling natural gas operators to help implement solutions that comply with current legislation to help ensure safe and consistent production, and lower lifecycle costs. And in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) industry, we’re innovating products and solutions to help customers transition toward low global warming potential (GWP) solutions as regulation of refrigerants and energy efficiency requirements increase.
Our Sensi™ suite of smart home solutions uses geofencing, remote access and flexible scheduling to keep homeowners in the know and in control of their home comfort. In 2020, Sensi became the first thermostat brand named as ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year, the highest level of recognition by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for organizations making outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through energy efficiency achievements.
We also enhanced our connected comfort business strategy with the acquisition of Verdant and launch of Sensi Predict smart HVAC. Verdant, a leader in energy management solutions for the hotel and hospitality industries, broadens our energy management, efficiency and optimization capabilities for multifamily residential units and commercial applications. And Sensi Predict, a predictive maintenance system, is helping homeowners avoid costly and unexpected HVAC repairs, while providing contractors real-time system insights that drive business predictability and service.