Award encourages technologies of the future
On March 26th, Daikin Airconditioning Germany GmbH was among three top companies awarded an Incentive Award by the German Environment Ministry to encourage further development of promising technologies in the area of energy efficiency and reduced CO2 emissions. In Daikin Germany’s case, it concerned the “Cold and Hot” Award for Daikin’s Conveni-Pack, a total solution for convenience stores with heating, cooling, and refrigeration in a single package.
Conveni-Pack’s comprehensive approach to cooling, heating and refrigeration results in drastically reduced energy consumption and CO2 emissions. With Conveni-Pack, the shop area itself is warmed with heat recovered from the refrigeration component, eliminating the need for additional fossil-fuel based heating. According to Xavier Feys, Managing Director of Daikin Airconditioning Germany GmbH who accepted the award, “The Environment Ministry’s Incentive Award confirms our efforts to bring to market intelligent, high-tech solutions to increase energy efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions.”
Significant reductions in energy use and CO2 emissions
The data presented in winning the award was a comparative study conducted in Germany in 2008 of reference systems and actual shops (800 m2 floor space). In this comparison, Conveni-Pack showed reductions in CO2 up to 46%, or 38 tonnes per shop per year. It also offered cost reductions of 53% compared to heating oil based solutions and 40% compared to natural gas solutions. These impressive results clearly demonstrate the benefits of the total approach taken in Daikin’s Conveni-Pack solution, benefits the German Environment Ministry was keen to recognise.
For more information on the environmental efforts as well as the products and services of Daikin Airconditioning Germany GmbH, visit www.daikin.de. Or visit the Daikin Europe N.V. site at www.daikin.eu. And for complete information on Conveni-Pack, be sure to see www.convenipack.com.