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Daikin to exhibit at the COP28 Japan Pavilion

Masatsugu Minaka and Hasan Önder. (Image source: Daikin Industries)

Daikin will exhibit its high-efficiency inverter air conditioner which contributes to 50% energy savings at the COP28 Japan Pavilion

With a high-efficiency inverter, also known as variable speed technology, the air conditioner precisely controls the rotation speed of the air conditioner compressor in line with ambient conditions to reduce electric power consumption by more than 50%, compared to non-inverter air conditioners. Today, air conditioners account for about 10% of the world’s total electricity demand, while recent developments in emerging countries have led to an increasing energy demand for air conditioners by an average of 4% per year.

While the ratio of air conditioners equipped with energy-saving inverter technology has reached nearly 100% of the market in both Japan and Europe, it is still low around the world including in the US, Middle East and Africa, as well as Asia.

To increase its use even further, it is necessary to raise awareness in each country that high-efficiency inverter air conditioners can be introduced immediately, and an important benefit is that the technology has immediate effects. Daikin will use the opportunity to appeal to COP participants such as governments, world leaders and observers about the many advantages of switching to high-efficiency inverter technology.

"We are committed to realising carbon neutrality worldwide by creating highly energy-efficient air-conditioning innovations. At COP28 we look forward to connecting with government officials and other stakeholders from around the world and present our inverter technology, which holds a variety of environmental benefits," said Masatsugu Minaka, senior executive officer of Daikin Industries and chairman of Daikin Europe.

"Daikin Middle East and Africa has worked to promote inverter-equipped, energy-efficient air conditioning systems. As a company with business rooted in the region, we are pleased and honoured to participate in COP28 in Dubai," said Hasan Önder, president of Daikin Middle East and Africa FZE.