In developing its new VRV IV, Daikin’s European Development Center has provided an overall answer to Europe’s varying geographical and climate conditions, while setting the standard for cooling and heating comfort. Icing on the cake: the VRV Configurator, which allows simplified configuration and commissioning. Product Development Engineers David Steen and Kevin Ampe of Daikin’s European Development Center and Mentor Alain De Lille of Daikin’s Service department comment on this revolutionary and pioneering total solution called VRV IV.
In 2010, Daikin Europe N.V. announced its intent to join forces with major European research institutes to develop economically feasible net zero energy building (nZEB) concepts based on heat pumps. A test nZEB was constructed in the Ruhr region of Germany, and at the end of February 2012, a balance was made of the building’s performance after one full year of use. The result: the building generated more energy than it used, while at the same time providing optimum comfort for users year round.
Top comfort and efficiency in all situations
The imminent unveiling by Europe of its Eco-design standard and associated use of seasonal efficiency ratings has raised the bar with respect to efficient air conditioning comfort.
Seasonal Efficiency: measuring true performance in real-life situations
An improved range of domestic heat pumps is being launched by leading renewable energy experts Daikin, which will provide the highest levels of comfort and energy efficiency, whatever the weather.
Get ready for a new generation of Daikin innovations… Daikin sets the standard yet again with the 4th generation of VRV. VRV IV achieves a new benchmark for efficiency, as it features major enhancements to the already industry-leading VRV solution. VRV IV offers three revolutionary innovations: variable refrigerant temperature, continuous heating on heat pump and the VRV configurator for simplified commissioning. The new VRV IV heat pump units are being launched officially in May 2012 and will be available to buy from October 2012, with the heat recovery units becoming available in March 2013.
150,000 Daikin Altherma systems sold: Daikin market leader in high efficient heat pumps
Thomson Reuters has announced its Top 100 Global Innovators for 2011, with Daikin Industries Ltd. among the innovation leaders