Washington, D.C. – Daikin was privileged to join leading heat pump manufacturers and distributors at the White House this week for an executive roundtable discussion on heat pump manufacturing and deployment hosted by U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm. Takayuki (Taka) Inoue, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer for Daikin Comfort Technologies, and David Calabrese, senior vice president of government affairs for Daikin U.S., represented Daikin.
Roundtable participants discussed opportunities to combine private and public sector investments to encourage the deployment of heat pumps and help meet growing commercial and residential demand across the country.
“We’re grateful to the White House and Secretary Granholm for recognizing the critical role that heat pumps play in addressing the challenge of climate change and achieving the U.S’. decarbonization goals,” said Taka Inoue. “This opportunity allowed us to share how one such solution includes Daikin’s innovative inverter technology, which improves upon traditional heat pumps by being able to operate at very low temperatures and without the use of gas or electric heat sources.”
“Today’s discussion brought together government and industry leaders to chart a path forward for overcoming barriers and accelerating heat pump adoption nationwide,” Taka Inoue continued. “Importantly, we focused on opportunities to make these advanced heat pumps more accessible to all Americans, including robust incentives that reduce the total cost of installation and increased support for workforce development and vocational training.”
In the U.S., Daikin manufactures heat pumps in Texas, including our inverter (variable capacity) FIT systems designed to address energy efficiency, limit environmental impact and, ultimately, be accessible to all. The company’s more than 20,000 employees are working towards the development of these technologies and helping to expand access to advanced heat pump technology.
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Daikin Comfort Technologies
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