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Daikin McQuay Introduces a “Rebel” to Challenge Energy Efficiency Status Quo
Includes Industry First Variable Heat Pump with Auxiliary Gas Heat
TORONTO – October 4-7, 2011; Greenbuild Expo, Booth #617N – McQuay International introduced today the Daikin McQuay RebelTM rooftop unit. The new unit is expected to challenge the status quo for energy efficiency at almost double of the ASHRAE 90.1 minimum standard. It will be the industry’s most energy efficient unit available, with unbeatable part-load efficiencies and superior energy savings.
The Daikin McQuay Rebel is the first official submission to a rooftop unit challenge facilitated by the U.S. Department of Energy to develop the next generation of high-efficiency air conditioners for commercial buildings. The performance features outlined by the challenge are aimed at reducing energy use by as much as 50 to 60 percent over current equipment.
The Rebel system excels in the Daikin McQuay tradition of sustainability and is expected to achieve the best IEER ratings in the industry, while functioning as an industry first Variable Air Volume heat pump unit down to three tons. In addition, the Daikin McQuay Rebel is the first packaged rooftop system to use variable heat pump technology with auxiliary gas heat, as well as, Daikin’s advanced variable inverter scroll compressor. The company credits this blend of proprietary technology for advancing the industry’s standards in commercial rooftop energy efficiency.
“As the leader in applied rooftop units, we see it as our responsibility to continue to advance energy efficiency through applying new technologies,” said Skip Ernst, marketing manager at McQuay. “Not only does the Daikin McQuay Rebel challenge the status quo, but it also provides building owners confidence in knowing that this technology is proven and reliable with thousands of installations around the world.”
When functioning as a Variable Air Volume unit down to three tons, Rebel allows for better comfort control. The motors used on the fans are Electronically Commutated Motors and allow for variable speed, which reduces noise, making it not as noticeable to building occupants. The Rebel unit will be available in three to 15 ton sizes, offers a modulating hot gas reheat option, and operates efficiently in colder weather, unlike other rooftop heat pumps. These benefits help make the Rebel rooftop unit ideal for low rise commercial buildings such as schools or office buildings and as a dedicated outdoor air system, provides energy efficient make-up air for 100% outdoor air applications.
The Daikin McQuay Rebel is one of three industry-leading technologies unveiled this fall to challenge the status quo. It is part of a company-wide movement to deepen market dominance globally by also becoming clearly number one in the Americas. Other new technologies include the Daikin McQuay SmartSourceTM water source heat pump with the industry’s first variable-speed inverter, which boasts energy efficiency ratings unreachable by competing technologies. As well as the Daikin McQuay VisionTM Plus air handler, which offers one of the lowest leakage rate in the industry with the ability to attain a maximum of Class 6 leakage up to +/-8’’ of internal static per ASHRAE’s 11 Standard, well under the industry standard for one percent.
For more information about the Rebel rooftop unit visit: http://www.mcquay.com/mcquay/Home/homepage
About Daikin Industries Ltd.
Daikin Industries, Ltd. is a Fortune 1000 company with 2010 revenues in excess of $13 billion and more than 40,000 employees worldwide. Daikin is engaged primarily in the development, manufacture, sales and aftermarket support of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) equipment, refrigerants and other chemicals, as well as oil hydraulic products. Daikin has been named one of the 100 most sustainable corporations for three years in a row by Corporate Knights, Inc. For more information, visit www.daikin.com
McQuay International, a division of Daikin Industries, Ltd., delivers engineered, flexible solutions for commercial, industrial and institutional HVAC requirements with reliable products, knowledgeable applications expertise and responsive support. McQuay products and services are provided through a worldwide network of dedicated sales and service offices. For more information or the name of your local McQuay representative, call 800-432-1342, or visit www.mcquay.com.
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