MEHVAC Joins U.S. Green Building Council

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

SUWANEE, Ga. - January 29, 2008 - Mitsubishi Electric HVAC Advanced Products Division has become a manufacturer member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), marking the company's commitment to the effective use of energy through the development of environmentally responsible air-conditioning and heating products and technology.

"Joining the USGBC is a key step in advancing our mission to develop reliable, energy effective products," says Lorie Quillin-Bell, director of marketing, Mitsubishi Electric HVAC. "With increasing energy costs and heightened concern regarding environmental impact, we are committed to making our Mr. Slim® and CITY MULTI® systems even more energy effective and cost efficient."

Mitsubishi Electric's proprietary INVERTER-driven compressor is highly responsive and efficient. The technology effectively uses energy to provide optimum comfort in all of a building's connected zones. By varying the capacity of the system to respond to indoor space load requirements and outdoor conditions, Mr. Slim and CITY MULTI systems provide the ultimate in precise indoor comfort control in addition to saving energy.

The Mr. Slim split-ductless system, available in the M- and P-Series, is the perfect solution for residential or light commercial applications, according to Quillin-Bell. The MXZ-Series delivers exceptional performance for up to three separate zones, while the P-Series indoor unit features a wider air stream, which means the fans do not have to work as hard to produce air coverage.

CITY MULTI VRFZ technology offers the ultimate in freedom and flexibility by ensuring total comfort for all occupants of any type of building. A variety of outdoor units, indoor units and controllers are available. With CITY MULTI systems, the temperature in each zone is precisely controlled while operating at optimum energy-saving levels. All CITY MULTI systems use environmentally-friendly R410A refrigerant and can be managed through the CITY MULTI Controls Network (CMCN). Recently, the environmental services director of the Covenant Shore Retirement Communities, North Mercer Island, Wash., reported that CITY MULTI system installation has delivered a 20 percent annual energy savings since 2005.

The USGBC is a non-profit organization composed of leaders from every sector of the building industry working to promote buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy. Recently, the organization reached its 11,000-member mark.

 

About Mitsubishi Electric HVAC Advanced Products Division
For more than 27 years, Mitsubishi Electric HVAC Advanced Products Division, headquartered in Suwanee, Ga., has been a leading marketer of intelligent air-conditioning and heating technology, manufactured by its parent corporation, Mitsubishi Electric. The Division's market distribution includes North America, Latin America, the Caribbean and Bermuda.

Mitsubishi Electric HVAC, an Official Sponsor of the PGA TOUR and Champions Tour, continues to build brand loyalty, increase its market position and deliver exceptional customer service through the Mitsubishi Diamond Alliance™ program. This program is a strategic platform of training-based achievement programs designed to synergize the efforts of Mitsubishi Electric HVAC distributors, contractors and design engineering firms. For more information on the Mitsubishi Diamond Alliance, Mr. Slim® split-ductless cooling and heating systems, CITY MULTI® Variable Refrigerant Flow Zoning (VRFZ) technology, compressors, PlasmaPure™ room air purification systems, a full line of accessories for the Mr. Slim product line, including Line-Hide™ line-set covers and the Mitsubishi Electric HVAC Advanced Products Division, call 800/687-1966 or visit www.mehvac.com.

Accomplishments
CITY MULTI installations received Honorable Mention and Runner Up awards in the New Construction category of the 2007 Design/Build Awards Competition sponsored by Contracting Business. Additionally, a 2007 Contracting Business survey named Mitsubishi Electric HVAC as contractors' top preferred brand. A 2006 survey by ACH&R News listed Mitsubishi Electric HVAC as contractors' most preferred ductless manufacturer and the number one brand in price/value, availability, reliability and performance specifications. In 2005, CITY MULTI products were named as one of the top 100 smart products for buildings by Buildings Magazine and received a Bronze Award in the HVAC product category for Consulting Specifying Engineer's Product of the Year contest. In 2004, Mr. Slim products received a Bronze Award in ACH&R News' Dealer Design Awards contest.

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