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Danfoss presented its fifth annual EnVisioneer of the Year award to Daikin Applied for its Magnitude water-cooled chillers, which use Danfoss Turbocor compressor technology to offer industry-leading part-load efficiency that exceeds standards and provides significant lifetime cost savings. Pictured from left are Ricardo Schneider, president and chief executive officer, Danfoss Turbocor; Mike Schwartz, chief executive officer, Daikin Applied Americas; John Galyen, president, Danfoss North America; and Lisa Tryson, director, corporate communications and public relations, Danfoss.

Danfoss Names Daikin Applied EnVisioneer of the Year

Dec. 2, 2014
Daikin Applied is using Danfoss Turbocor variable-speed, oil-free, magnetic-bearing centrifugal compressors in its water-cooled Magnitude chillers.

Daikin Applied is the recipient of Danfoss’ fifth annual EnVisioneer of the Year award.

The EnVisioneer of the Year award recognizes North American end users, municipalities, building owners, and original equipment manufacturers that have introduced a new product, opened a new facility, or invested in a building or system upgrade within the previous 18 months using Danfoss products or solutions, realizing significant energy and/or environmental savings. The competition is judged and the winner chosen by an independent third party.

Daikin Applied is using Danfoss Turbocor variable-speed, oil-free, magnetic-bearing centrifugal compressors in its water-cooled Magnitude chillers to help building owners reduce electricity consumption and greenhouse-gas emissions and save operating costs over the lifetime of the chillers by minimizing maintenance.

More than 3,000 Magnitude chillers have been installed worldwide and are significantly improving energy use, consuming as much as 40 percent less in comparison with the conventional chiller technology that was replaced or displaced.

“For the past four years, the EnVisioneer of the Year award program has been recognizing industry-leading or game-changing investments and improvements in energy efficiency and environmental responsibility,” John Galyen, president, Danfoss North America, said. “We’re pleased to recognize Daikin Applied with our fifth annual award for its development of a chiller technology that has proven to dramatically improve building energy use and indoor climate.”

Ricardo Schneider, president and chief executive officer, Danfoss Turbocor, added, “Variable speed, oil-free, magnetic-bearing technology not only dramatically reduces energy use and total cost of ownership today, but, when broadly deployed, is an enabler to meeting the higher demands of green buildings and LEED-certified commercial buildings.”

For more information about the EnVisioneer of the Year award program, go to www.envisioneering.danfoss.com.

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