Action on sustainability: Daikin takes the lead
This week saw over 500 delegates gather in Copenhagen for the Daikin VRV Summit, where the company outlined the major advances put in place to lower the environmental impact of climate control systems, in support of its goal to achieve CO2 neutrality by 2050. Daikin’s business partners were also introduced to a range of new products and initiatives including the high efficiency, low GWP Daikin mini VRV 5 and the pioneering L∞P by Daikin scheme which reuses refrigerant for new VRV systems.
Under the umbrella theme of ‘Creating a sustainable future together’, the Summit explored a wide variety of products and services that contribute to reducing CO2 emissions and avoid the depletion of natural resources, through a series of informative lectures, workshops and displays.
New products such as the new VRV 5 with over 70% lower GWP, the adoption of a circular economy through the reuse of refrigerant and the use of intelligent controls such as the Daikin Cloud were among recent innovations profiled by Daikin
Delegates were also taken through a comprehensive overview of field service tools, design support software and simplified logistics delivered through a dedicated customer portal, which demonstrate the 360° support Daikin offers to its business partners.
Reflecting the Summit’s focus on sustainability theme, Copenhagen - named ‘Europe’s Green Capital’ in 2014 - was the aptly chosen venue, where delegates enjoyed the full ‘Green Experience’. This involved going completely paperless, as well as the use of local public transportation and locally sourced food. All CO2 emissions resulting from participants' arrivals and departures were offset by Daikin, making this a fully carbon neutral event. The donations for the offset go to a project in Rajasthan, India, to support farmers who send their harvest waste to a biomass plant for power generation. reducing CO2 emissions and generating more jobs in the region.
A diversified programme of cultural events rounded off the VRV Summit for 2020.
For more information visit www.daikin.eu/building-a-circular-economy or www.daikin.eu/VRV5
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Daikin Europe N.V.
Daikin Europe is a subsidiary of Daikin Industries Ltd. and the leading provider of heating, cooling, ventilation, air purification and refrigeration solutions in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The company designs, manufactures and brings to market a broad portfolio of equipment, as well as tailor-made solutions for residential, commercial and industrial purposes. To date Daikin Europe has over 12,000 employees working at more than 59 consolidated subsidiaries. It has 12 major manufacturing facilities based in Belgium, the Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Austria and the UK. The headquarters of the Daikin Europe group are in Belgium, Ostend. The company was established in 1972, production in Europe started in 1973.
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Based in Osaka, Japan, Daikin Industries employs over 89,000 people worldwide. The global company is market leader for heat pump and air conditioning systems, as well as air filtration. It is the only air conditioning manufacturer in the world that researches, develops and produces all important system components, such as refrigerants, compressors and electronics, in-house. The company achieved € 23.7 billion sales turnover in financial year 2021 (1 April 21 – 31 March 22).
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