Emerson opens ‘Helix’ center on UD campus

Photos via mydaytondailynews.com (Ty Greenlees / Staff) Photos via mydaytondailynews.com (Ty Greenlees / Staff)

Story excerpt provided by Dayton Daily News.

Written by Thomas Gnau.

University of Dayton students will be getting unique hands-on training when Emerson Climate Technologies opens its $35 million Helix Innovation Center on UD’s campus today, allowing researchers to simulate conditions on a summer’s day in Orlando, Fla. — or a winter’s day in Alaska.

Within the Helix, you’ll find life-size models of a two-story home, a 2,500-square-foot grocery store and a 1,500-square-foot working restaurant kitchen, all meant to give staff and students a place to study how to make those environments comfortable in efficient ways…

… About 35 Emerson employees will work in the new center, which received $5 million in Ohio Third Frontier incentives with additional local incentives…

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Originally published April 27, 2016.

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