16 October 2015
Washington, DC [October 15, 2015] - At the White House earlier today, the Obama Administration recognized Daikin Industries, Ltd. and other private sector businesses for their continuing commitment to reduce emissions of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), and other powerful greenhouse gases that can contribute to climate change. The White House event was hosted by Dr. Ernest Moniz, U.S. Secretary of Energy, and Gina McCarthy, the Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Mr. Shinya Okada, Senior Executive Officer of Daikin Industries Ltd., stated that "Daikin is committed to the future development and production of a full product line of HVAC systems that utilize environmentally beneficial technologies designed to have a positive impact on the environment. We are grateful that our efforts have been recognized by President Obama's Administration, and we feel Daikin can contribute to the private sector leadership that is needed for global climate protection."
Daikin Industries, Ltd. is the world's leading manufacturer of air conditioner products and fluorochemicals, and is headquartered in Osaka, Japan. The company has long been committed to producing HVAC systems that have a lower global warming potential than alternative systems. Daikin's U.S.-based subsidiary, Goodman Global Group, Inc., was recognized by the White House at a similar event last year.
Daikin made three specific announcements at the White House event today:
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Daikin Industries, Ltd. is the world's leading manufacturer of air conditioner products and fluorochemicals, including refrigerants. The company, leveraging its advanced core technologies for refrigerant control, inverters and heat pumps, develops innovative, high-quality air-conditioning solutions for homes, offices and industrial facilities. Founded in Osaka, Japan in 1924, Daikin and its affiliates now operate in more than 70 production bases worldwide and employ a global workforce of 59,000. Daikin products are available in more than 140 countries.
Goodman was founded in 1982 and is based in Houston, Texas. The company is a leading U.S. manufacturer of residential and light commercial heating and cooling systems. In 2012, Goodman became a member of the Daikin Group.
David B. Calabrese,
Vice President, Government Affairs, Daikin U.S. Corporation
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