Reducing direct and indirect emissions
To drive the decarbonisation of buildings forward, new systems should reduce both the direct and indirect CO2eq impact. Daikin has focussed on maximising operational efficiency in real life conditions, minimising the impact. The new solution features a market-leading seasonal efficiency, with a 13% increase in performance compared to the previous generation. Additionally, Daikin’s highly efficient 3-pipe heat recovery system, which allows simultaneous cooling and heating, delivers individual comfort control as well as virtually free heating by transferring heat from areas requiring cooling to those that need heating. Moreover, Daikin’s VRV systems do not need energy consuming pumps, and only have two energy transfer steps (from air to refrigerant and from refrigerant back to air) minimising losses and boosting its overall system efficiency further.
To also greatly reduce the system’s potential direct impact, VRV 5 Heat Recovery has been built specifically for the lower Global Warming Potential (GWP) refrigerant R-32. Not only does R-32 carry heat more effectively than R-410A, allowing a lower refrigerant charge, it also has a lower Global Warming Potential (GWP), together leading to a reduction of the system’s potential direct CO2eq emissions by up to 71%. R-32 is also a single component refrigerant, which supports the circular economy as it is easy to recover and recycle.
This combination of performance developments and technologies means that VRV 5 Heat Recovery is the ideal solution for projects where environmental impact is a priority, including those aiming to achieve BREEAM, LEED or WELL accreditation.