HOUSTON — Daikin announced that its new $417 million HVAC campus nearing completion just outside of northwest Houston has officially been named the Daikin Texas Technology Park.

“The new campus name reflects Daikin’s dedication to local, in-country manufacturing; the development of new, innovative technology; and the park-like setting on which the campus is placed, so it was a perfect fit,” said Takeshi Ebisu, president and CEO of Goodman. “Construction progress to date has been right on track and in February we celebrated the installation of the final tilt wall at the facility.”

The new name of the facility was determined with help of Daikin and Goodman employees who participated in a contest by suggesting names.

When complete, the Daikin Texas Technology Park will encompass 4.1 million operational square feet — about the size of 74 football fields, end zones included. The HVAC company will centralize engineering, logistics, manufacturing, research and development, testing, and customer support at the new facility.

The distribution and logistics departments have already started the transition from their current offices to the Texas Technology Park offices.

This major project has already earned accolades for representing a significant investment in the Houston-area economy. Texas Technology Park won the Houston Business Journal’s Manufacturing Deal of the Year and the Business Facilities’ 2015 Economic Development Deal of the Year Gold Award. The facility has also been identified as the world’s largest tilt wall building by the Tilt Wall Building Association.

Sustainable design principals were used to create the sprawling new campus, where up to 96 percent of the process water will be reclaimed and high-efficiency LED lighting will shine throughout. Drought-resistant native Texas prairie grass will be planted beyond the building and parking area, with a retention pond for landscape irrigation and wastewater recycling.

For more information, visit www.daikincomfort.com.

Publication date: 4/26/2016

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