BALTIMORE — Danfoss announced Daikin Applied as the winner of its fifth annual EnVisioneer of the Year Award competition.

Daikin Applied is using Danfoss Turbocor variable-speed, oil-free, magnetic-bearing centrifugal compressors in its water-cooled Magnitude chillers to help building owners reduce electricity consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, and save operating costs over the lifetime of the chiller by minimizing maintenance.

“For the past four years, the EnVisioneer of the Year Award program has been recognizing industry-leading or game-changing investments and improvements in energy efficiency and environmental responsibility,” said John Galyen, president, Danfoss North America. “We’re pleased to recognize Daikin Applied with our fifth annual award for its development of a chiller technology that has proven to dramatically improve building energy use and indoor climate.”

 “Variable-speed, oil-free, magnetic-bearing technology not only dramatically reduces energy use and total cost of ownership today, but, when broadly deployed, is an enabler to meeting the higher demands of green buildings and LEED certified commercial buildings,” said Ricardo Schneider, president and CEO, Danfoss Turbocor.

Launched in 2010, the EnVisioneer of the Year Award competition recognizes North American end users, municipalities, building owners, or original equipment manufacturers that have introduced a new product, opened a new facility, or invested in a building or system upgrade within the past 18 months using Danfoss products or solutions to realize significant energy and/or environmental savings. The competition is judged and the winner is chosen by an independent third party.

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