Rebel is the First to Meet DOE Rooftop Unit Challenge.
Rooftop Unit Delivers 60-70 Percent Energy Savings for
building owners take note - it is now possible to save a
staggering 60 to 70 percent on HVAC energy costs over
traditional rooftop units. HVAC manufacturer, Daikin McQuay, has
become the first and only company to meet the Department of
Energy's (DOE) Rooftop Unit (RTU) Challenge with its Rebel(TM)
According to the DOE challenge, participating HVAC manufacturers
need to satisfy a DOE-issued specification for energy savings
and performance. This includes meeting an integrated energy
efficiency rating (IEER) of 18 or higher with a 50 to 60 percent
reduction in energy use over current standards.
The DOE and independent testing organization Intertek, conducted
the performance testing for the challenge. The testing confirmed
manufacturer claims that the Rebel commercial rooftop system
exceeds the DOE's energy savings and performance specifications
with part-load efficiencies of up to 20.6 IEER and energy
savings of up to 60 to 70 percent. As a result, the Rebel system
offers the lowest total cost of ownership with complete system
payback in as little as two years.
As stated by the DOE, the performance and energy savings is
important because commercial buildings account for 18 percent of
U.S. energy use and could save businesses over $1 billion
dollars each year in energy costs if all 10 to 20 ton RTUs met
the specifications of the challenge, helping American companies
be better able to compete on a global scale.
"If there were ever a time to reevaluate a building's commercial
rooftop unit, it's now," said Don Winter, vice president of
marketing at Daikin McQuay. "Early applications are showing that
Rebel is performing even better in the field than in the lab."
continues below ↓
Winter went on to state that
comprehensive details on the testing are available through
Daikin McQuay for commercial building owners and management
teams interested in calculating payback or conducting an energy
analysis for their specific buildings.
Daikin McQuay, as part of its parent company Daikin Industries,
is the world's largest heating, ventilation, air-condition and
refrigeration company in the world. Rebel is now available in
unit sizes ranging from 3 to 12 tons. The wide range of features
and benefits of Rebel make the energy efficient unit ideal for
any low-rise application like schools, retail, offices, or
For more information about the Rebel rooftop system visit
www.DaikinMcQuay.com . To view details on the DOE challenge,
About Daikin Industries Ltd.
Daikin Industries, Ltd. is a Fortune 1000 company with 2011
revenues in excess of $13 billion and more than 40,000 employees
worldwide, making it the number one commercial HVAC manufacturer
in the world. Daikin is engaged primarily in the development,
manufacture, sales and aftermarket support of heating,
ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR)
equipment, refrigerants and other chemicals, as well as oil
hydraulic products. Daikin was named one of the 100 most
sustainable corporations for three years in a row by Corporate
Knights, Inc. For more information, visit www.daikin.com
Daikin McQuayDaikin McQuay, a member of Daikin Group, offers
industry-leading HVAC technologies that provide innovation
solutions to customers around the world. The Daikin McQuay
product line offers energy efficient and environmentally
friendly commercial HVAC systems through a global network of
dedicated sales, service and parts offices. For more information
or the name of your local Daikin McQuay representative, call
800-432-1342, or visit www.DaikinMcQuay.com.