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

Daikin unveils details about two new VRV 5 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.

VRV 5 heat pump
VRV 5 heat pump

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 direct and indirect 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), 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) emissions of the heating and cooling systems by up to 71%.

In addition, the new VRV 5 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.

A network of accredited experts is available to assist customers in calculating the total life carbon footprint for the VRV 5 solution and to maximise 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 maximising 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.”