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Daikin Opens New Sustainability and Innovation Center in the Heart of Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. – Daikin U.S. Corporation hosted its inaugural Open House at the Daikin Sustainability and Innovation Center (DSIC) in Washington, D.C., unveiling the company’s new hub for open innovation in the heart of America’s capital.

The DSIC, located within steps of the White House, reflects the company’s continued commitment to advancing sustainability, innovation, and domestic manufacturing. Daikin’s expanded presence in Washington, D.C., marks a new chapter as the global HVAC&R leader in the United States.


“Daikin is committed to its growing U.S. footprint. The opening of the new Sustainability and Innovation Center reinforces our position as an engaged and dedicated partner with more than 22,000 employees across the country”, said David Calabrese, senior vice president of government affairs for Daikin U.S. “We look forward to continuing our work with lawmakers and regulators to increase adoption of innovative technologies that will help advance U.S decarbonization goals as well as to welcoming collaborators to learn more about our vision and technologies for sustainability to drive innovation together.”

The DSIC showcases the company’s multitude of leading heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC&R) technologies, including its innovative inverter heat pumps, refrigerants with lower global potential, and IEQ (indoor environment quality). These advancements will help the U.S. address the challenges of climate change, achieve decarbonization goals, and improve indoor comfort for consumers across the country.

The company plans to host additional Open House events to showcase its innovative technologies and facilitate conversations with other policymakers, industry leaders, research institutions, and NGOs around sustainability.


Media Contact:
Daikin U.S. Corporation
Erika Mimura
Sr. Marketing Analyst

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