Date:  2011/10/04

From:  Orange Communications Contact:
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New Daikin McQuay SmartSource™ Water Source Heat Pump Line Is First to Offer Inverter Model
New Line Offers Best-in-Class Efficiencies

TORONTO – October 4-7, 2011; Greenbuild Expo, Booth #617N – The new Daikin McQuay SmartSource™ Water Source Heat Pump (WSHP) product line is being previewed by McQuay International during GreenBuild. The SmartSource product line has some of the highest efficiencies, lowest sound levels and expanded application options for the commercial market today. The line also includes the industry’s first variable-speed inverter WSHP, boasting energy efficiency ratings unreachable by other technologies.

The new line of water source heat pumps comes in a range of sizes and a breadth of options that include smart dehumidification, waterside economizers and internal electric heat. The SmartSource platform is geothermal ready with an option for factory-mounted loop water pumps. An optional 10-year parts warranty is also available. The SmartSource inverter WSHP uses Daikin technology to continuously adjust compressor speeds, providing ultimate comfort to building occupants and very high-energy efficiencies.

“We are committed to being a leader in water source heat pumps,” said Maryann Stojkovski, product-planning manager at McQuay. “We intend to prove this commitment by introducing better products with more features and the latest technology with the new SmartSource line.”

The new SmartSource line is perfect for use in schools, clinics, office buildings, government offices, senior living facilities and other projects, both new construction and retrofit where high efficiency and quiet operation are key specifications.

The Daikin McQuay SmartSource water source heat pump is one of three industry-leading technologies unveiled this fall to challenge the status quo. It is part of a company-wide movement to deepen market dominance globally by also becoming clearly number one in the Americas. Other new technologies include the Daikin McQuay Rebel™ rooftop unit, which will be the industry’s most efficient unit available with unbeatable part-load efficiencies and superior energy savings. The rating is expected to be almost double of the ASHRAE 90.1 minimum standard. In addition, the Daikin McQuay Vision ™ Plus air handler has the ability to attain a maximum of Class 6 leakage up to +/-8’’ of internal static per ASHRAE’s 11 Standard, which is well under the industry quality standard of one percent. 

The SmartSource water source heat pumps will be available in the first quarter of 2012. For more information about McQuay’s water source heat pumps visit: 


About McQuay International
McQuay International, a division of Daikin Industries, Ltd., delivers engineered, flexible solutions for commercial, industrial and institutional HVAC requirements with reliable products, knowledgeable applications expertise and responsive support.  McQuay products and services are provided through a worldwide network of dedicated sales and service offices.  For more information or the name of your local McQuay representative, call 800-432-1342, or visit

About Daikin Industries Ltd.
Daikin Industries, Ltd. is a Fortune 1000 company with 2010 revenues in excess of $13 billion and more than 40,000 employees worldwide.  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 has been named one of the 100 most sustainable corporations for three years in a row by Corporate Knights, Inc. For more information, visit


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