Action on sustainability: Daikin takes the lead

Mid-February 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.

Creating a sustainable future together

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.

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.

 “On the one hand, we have reduced our own CO2 footprint and on the other we are putting on the market solutions that reduce the CO2 footprint of our customers. The key visual representing the VRV Summit consists of three leaves, which together highlight the three most important fields of action: innovation, circular economy and smart control.” – explained Bernard Dehertogh, head of commercial DX products at Daikin Europe.

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