Almost 100 Years of Global Innovation

Building on decades of innovation, we continue to pioneer technologies that set new innovation standards for the North American HVAC&R industry for sustainability and quality of life.

Daikin's Key Technologies

Inverter
The energy-efficient method of regulating temperature

Since Daikin launched its first inverter air conditioner in 1984, it has promoted inverter products all over the world. Inverter models regulate temperature by adjusting the motor’s speed versus turning the motor on and off as conventional units do. The result is less energy usage, cost savings, better reliability, less noise and vibration, and tighter control around set points of temperature and humidity.

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Heat Pump
Energy-saving technology that conveys heat without the need to generate heat

A heat pump is a technology that is used for air conditioning and hot water supply that works by extracting heat from the air and then transferring that heat. It can reduce CO2 emissions by half or less compared to combustion. As more countries replace fossil fuels with renewable energy, Daikin continues to expand its line of heat pump technologies—helping governments meet goals for lower emissions and bringing comfort and sustainability.

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R-32 Refrigerant
The refrigerant with a lower environmental impact

Daikin was the world’s first company to succeed in applying R-32 to air conditioners, including those for residential use. R-32 conveys heat more efficiently which means it reduces electricity consumption up to approximately 12% compared to air conditioners using refrigerant R-410A. It also has a global warming potential (GWP) that is one-third lower than older refrigerants.

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Core Principles of Innovation

Innovative Engineering

Today, the HVAC&R industry is craving innovation — and we continue to provide that by engineering ever-more efficient technologies that advance global standards for safety, sustainability and comfort.

Core principles of innovation

Investing in People

We instill a culture of training, mentorship and opportunity. As part of our family of brands, our people have immense opportunity to grow—and the confidence of working in a strong and expanding industry.

Core principles of innovation

Environment

Daikin is devoted to mitigating effects on climate change by promoting the use of environmentally-friendly technologies such as energy-saving technology and low-GWP refrigerant.

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Core Principles of Innovation

Innovative Engineering

Today, the HVAC&R industry is craving innovation — and we continue to provide that by engineering ever-more efficient technologies that advance global standards for safety, sustainability and comfort.

Core principles of innovation

Investing in People

We instill a culture of training, mentorship and opportunity. As part of our family of brands, our people have immense opportunity to grow—and the confidence of working in a strong and expanding industry.

Core principles of innovation

Environment

Daikin is devoted to mitigating effects on climate change by promoting the use of environmentally-friendly technologies such as energy-saving technology and low-GWP refrigerant.

Our Commitment to Open Innovation

Daikin offers companies worldwide free access to 270 patents, encouraging manufacturers across the globe to adopt sustainable heating and cooling technologies. Daikin's philosophy of Open Innovation promotes the development of new products and the innovation of technologies that lead to a more environmentally healthy world for all.

Technology and Innovation Center

Leveraging the business foundation of its global operations, Daikin innovation labs accelerate development of new, sustainable product and solutions. In 2019, Daikin allocated 100 million dollars for use in investments, targeting startup companies and collaborating with universities worldwide.

Technology and Innovation Center
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Daikin Open Innovation Lab Silicon Valley

In the United States, Daikin's Open Innovation Lab in Silicon Valley collaborates with the brightest minds in order to create a better environment for all.

Daikin Open Innovation Lab Silicon Valley
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North America Research and Development Center

Located in Texas, the Daikin North America Research and Development Center (NARDC) creates new differentiated products in the North American market, leveraging all Daikin technologies, knowledge, and know-how.

Daikin Applied Development Center

The Daikin Applied Development Center (ADC), located in Minnesota, is the world’s most advanced facility for HVAC&R research and development.

Daikin Open Innovation Activities

Innovation happens faster, together. Whether it's hosting environmental forums, joining forces with academia on joint research, or forming co-creation platforms, we are committed to collaborating on innovation.