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Daikin introduces new low carbon VRV heat pumps for all types of commercial buildings

Press release, November 2023

Daikin unveils details about two new VRV 51) heat pump systems set to hit the market in the first half of 2024. With expanded capacities for the Mini-VRV system of up to 33.5 kW and a new Top-Blow series reaching 56 kW, Daikin is expanding its portfolio for the decarbonization of commercial buildings

Vienna, November 2023 – As air-to-air heat pump solution, the VRV 5 system provides year-round highly energy-efficient heating and cooling for every commercial building, with distinct advantages: It is easy and flexible to install and use, helping users reduce both the direct2) and indirect3) environmental impacts of commercial heating and cooling systems. Extended piping lengths of up to 1,000 meters facilitate configuration across all building types and sizes. Additionally, it offers a choice of five low sound settings, down to 41 db (A)4), ensuring compliance with urban planning requirements and enhancing occupants comfort levels.


Lower CO2 emissions of buildings

Specially designed for the refrigerant R-32, the new VRV 5 heat pump helps to accelerate the much-needed decarbonization of commercial buildings. R-32 has a lower Global Warming Potential (GWP) of only 675 and carries heat more effectively than the refrigerant R-410A, allowing for significantly lower refrigerant charge. In accordance with the European F-gas regulation, R-32 reduces potential direct CO2 equivalent (CO2-eq) emissions5) of the heating and cooling systems by up to 71%.

In addition, the new VRV5 heat pumps have an increased seasonal efficiency (of up to 9.1%) compared to the previous models, reducing their indirect impact. Efficiency values are tested with the most-selling units to ensure an accurate representation of true energy consumption.

The eco-friendly attributes of VRV 5 make it the top choice for projects where low environmental impact of buildings is a top priority. A network of accredited experts is available to assist customers in calculating the total life carbon footprint for the VRV 5 solution and to maximize BREEAM, LEED or WELL accreditations.

Shîrudo Technology for maximal peace of mind

Daikin’s unique Shîrudo Technology meets the legal requirements of IEC60335-2-40, a specific product standard referring to the mildly flammable characteristics of R-32. The factory-supplied refrigerant control measures provided by Shîrudo Technology are third party certified and enable the installation of VRV5 systems in all types of buildings and room spaces. Shîrudo Technology also renders complex studies unnecessary when installation details and/or space layouts change.

All-in-one: Integration of smart indoor units, indoor air quality units and controls

Just like all other VRV 5 outdoor units, the new VRV 5 heat pumps are compatible with a wide range of specially designed indoor units for R-32, including Biddle air curtains. This provides Daikin’s customers with maximum flexibility for all room configurations. Additionally, decentralized ventilation units as well as central air handling units can be integrated into the new VRV5 heat pumps to ensure a healthy and comfortable indoor environment. 

The user-friendly and intuitive control of VRV 5 systems simplifies operation while maximizing efficiency and user comfort. When VRV 5 is connected to Daikin's latest Daikin Cloud Plus platform, providing continuous real-time monitoring and energy management, the energy consumption of buildings can be further reduced. Daikin Cloud Plus also offers service technicians the advantage of performing equipment diagnostics and settings remotely.

Tanja Banay, General Manager Strategic Business Unit Commercial at Daikin Central Europe, on the VRV5 heat pump launch: “There has never been a greater focus on supporting the decarbonization of buildings and the HVAC-R industry including manufacturers, distributors and installers have an important role to play. It is up to all of us to bring future-proof solutions, such as VRV 5, to the market and support designers, installers, commercial building owners and investors to make usage of low carbon VRV systems in the building industry.”

More information

The Daikin VRV 5 heat pump RXYA models will be available from February 2024, VRV 5 S-series RXYSA series from June 2024. For more information, sign up for Daikin’s digital launch event on 16th of November at 09.30 CET , or visit

Photo copyrights: Daikin Europe

Explanations and abbreviations:

1) VRV = Variable Refrigerant Volume (VRV) system. VRV is invented by Daikin but has since been reproduced by many others, often referred to as VRF systems. The VRV system can separately control each indoor unit, which, in combination with inverter technology, enables the system to deliver precise temperature regulation. As a direct expansion system, VRV leverages the superior heat transfer characteristics of refrigerant over water, resulting in very high efficiencies compared to other available technologies.

2) Direct environmental impact: A heat pump’s direct impact or emissions mainly result from refrigerant leaks on-site. Proper installation and regular maintenance can minimize these emissions. Additionally, switching to a lower Global Warming Potential (GWP) refrigerant (such as R-32) reduces the direct impact in the event of a leak.

3) Indirect environmental impact: A heat pump’s indirect impact or emissions mainly result for the emissions associated with the electricity used to operate the heat pump. The more efficient a heat pump runs, the lower these emissions are.

4) dB(A) = A-weighting is applied to measured sound levels to approximate how sound is perceived by the human ear, as the ear is less sensitive to low audio frequencies.

5) CO2-eq = Carbon dioxide equivalent or CO2 equivalent, abbreviated as CO2-eq is a metric measure used to compare the emissions from various greenhouse gases based on their global-warming potential (GWP). It does so by converting amounts of other gases to the equivalent amount of carbon dioxide with the same global warming potential. Whole life carbon = encompasses the entire CO2-eq impact of a product, considering raw material extraction, production, maintenance, operational energy use, and disposal. This is also referred to as the cradle-to-grave Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). 



Daikin Airconditioning Central Europe

Daikin Airconditioning Central Europe was founded in 1999 with headquarters in Vienna, Austria, as a subsidiary of Daikin Europe N.V. The company's portfolio comprises products and solutions for heating, cooling, ventilation, air purification and refrigeration. More than 700 employees and 2,500 partners are responsible for sales and service activities in 16 countries in Central and Eastern Europe (Austria, Albania, Bosnia Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Kosovo, Montenegro, Moldova, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Slovenia). With Your Daikin World at the Vienna headquarters, the HVAC-R industry and the construction sector have access to a modern experience center for co-creating tailor-made solutions for hotels, retail, offices, and large commercial applications. It also includes one out of nine training centers in the region of Daikin Central Europe.


Media contact

Doris Passler
Manager Corporate Communications Central Europe

Daikin Airconditioning Central Europe HandelsgmbH

Lemböckgasse 59/1/1, 1230 Vienna, Austria

T: +43 (0) 664 24 56 444


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