DAIKIN HELPS BUILD ASHRAE SUSTAINABLE HEADQUARTERS
American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineer’s “Living Lab” showcases commitment to environmental leadership.
Daikin Industries, Ltd. parent company of Daikin AC (Americas), Inc., donated several heating and air-conditioning systems that service the entire first floor and learning center of the newly renovated ASHRAE Headquarters. Daikin also provided the funding for the first reception area, known as the Daikin Reception area and a vegetative roof garden, which will be named the Daikin Sustainability Garden.
ASHRAE’s new Headquarters located in Atlanta, Georgia, serves as a laboratory without walls to extend the Society’s knowledge and information worldwide. Completed in July, the $7.65 million renovation includes a new learning and meeting center.
“Daikin Industries is pleased to be a partner in the ASHRAE Headquarters Renewal Project which is helping to preserve resources for current and future generations,” said Kosei Uematsu, senior executive officer, Daikin Industries Ltd., and president of Daikin U.S. Corporation. “Daikin Industries, a member of the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations, is committed to providing energy-efficient and sustainable building solutions by ensuring environmentally conscious practices in all business, product development, and manufacturing activities.”
The Daikin systems used to service the first floor and learning center provided a solution to increase the usable space without any costly building modifications. The non-ozone depleting potential refrigerant, individual zone control capabilities and heat recovery technology helped the ASHRAE organization to reach their goals of building an energy efficient and sustainable headquarters.
The donation included VRV III Variable Refrigerant Volume Heat Recovery Systems; VRV® -S Variable Refrigerant Volume Heat Pump System; SkyAir Heat Pump Systems; a mixture of Daikin ducted and duct-free fan coils; a Daikin Intelligent Touch Controller.
Daikin also made a financial contribution to install a vegetative green roof at the ASHRAE headquarters. On hot summer days, the surface of a traditional rooftop can be up to 90°F (50°C) warmer than a vegetated rooftop Daikin’s investment will protect the underlying roof material from the sun's ultraviolet (UV) radiation and extreme daily temperatures. This will result in lowering the amount of energy needed to heat and cool the building thus reducing the ASHRAE building’s carbon footprint and CO2 emissions.
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