Brunn am Gebirge, April 2014_ Daikin’s Conveni-Pack refrigeration system with heat recovery, which delivers energy sa vings and reduced CO2 emissions for retailers across Europe, has won the Environmental Friendliness category of the Top Retail Product Awards 2014 in Germany.
Each year, readers of German retail trade magazine „Handelsjournal“ are asked to vote for those products which they believe are consistently important for the retail industry. The Gold Award was presented to Daikin at retail trade exhibition EuroShop 2014 in Düsseldorf.
Conveni-Pack is designed for supermarkets and smaller tomedium retail outlets, to help lower energy consumption and reduce CO2 emissions. It is the first mass-produced, whole-building system to combine normal andlow temperature refrigeration with air conditioning, heating and ventilation in one circuit. At coldest times of the year, all the waste heat from food refrigeration is recovered and re-used for space heating, resulting in energy savings of up to 40%.
“This award confirms that we are on the right track with our mass-produced solutions, which integrate individual components within complete systems that meet customer demands for energy efficiency, cost and space savings, while also being easy-to-use and reliable,” said Carl Lievens, Managing Director of Daikin Airconditioning Central Europe. “By taking a holistic view of a building and combining the elements of heating, air conditioning, cooling and ventilation, we are able to exploit potential savings to the full.”
Conveni-Pack was designed for retail outlets such as supermarkets, petrol station shops and convenience shops. It is flexible enough to suit a range of locations, climates and shop designs. More than 2,000 Conveni-Pack systems are already in operation in food retail outlets across Europe.
Conveni-Pack gives retailers a viable alternative to conventional gas or oil heating systems. At milder times of the year, heat generated by refrigeration units can be recovered and used to heat the shop floor via the air conditioning system. During the winter, this waste heat is added to heat extracted from the outside air by the highly efficient heat pump to provide heating and in the summer, the system dissipates waste heat from refrigeration to the outside air.
The inverter-driven outdoor unit removes the need for a plant room for heating and cooling equipment, freeing up more space in-store. All components are designed to be virtually “plug and play”, resulting in reduced costs for planning and installation.
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