Technologies

Core Technologies for ECO-i

Flexible Combinations: ECO-i allows multiple indoor unit combinations that provide you with the utmost in flexible solutions. The system also allows multiple unit connectivity providing up to 130% of the total capacity of the condensing unit. This provides for up to 17 indoor units connected to one condensing unit.

  • Smaller pipework, lower material costs
  • Easy to maintain
  • High efficiency
  • Reduced life cycle costs

Inverter Control Compressor: All ECO-i systems utilize highly advanced inverter controlled compressor technology. By varying the rotational speed of the compressor, the inverter control can precisely match the amount of refrigerant being delivered to the needs of each zone. This intelligent approach helps realize excellent efficiencies during partial-load conditions. This allows all occupants to enjoy consistent room temperature, regardless of any increases or decreases in the heat load during the day. ECO-i quite simply knows what you need, and when you need it throughout the day. And even better, it does so with energy efficiency in mind.

  • Heat pump systems offer heating and cooling
  • Single footprint size for all unit capacities
  • DC inverter technology combined with R410A for excellent efficiency
  • System confi guration from 8HP to 48HP
  • Diversity ratio 50 - 130%
  • Industry low outdoor unit sound levels: from 54.5dB(A)
  • Silent mode offers a further 3dB(A) reduction
  • Extended pipe runs of up to 150m
  • COPs from 4.10
  • Heating capacity to -20°C
  • Connectability of 40 indoor units from 24HP upwards
  • Units available from 8-16HP as single units

Lower running and life cycle costs: PANASONIC Ecoi VRF systems are amongst the most efficient VRF systems on the market, offering COPs in excess of 4.0 at full load conditions. The system is also designed to make sure that we reduce the running cost of each system by using our unique road map control routine to ensure that the most efficient combination of compressors are running at any one time. Improved defrost sequencing also reduces running cost by defrosting each out door coil in turn when conditions allow.

LEED Compliance

Panasonic is building life with our commitment to minimizing the effect that humans have on the environment.  Our products are a perfect choice for a LEEDs-compliant building.

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System¿is a benchmark developed by the U.S. Green Building Council.


See below for more information on environmentally friendly building design, see the links below compiled by the National Resources Defense Council :

General

Building Green, Inc.
This web-based company provides green building case studies and over 1,800 green building products organized by standard CSI divisions.

Environmental Construction+ Design - Green Book
Environmental Construction + Design offers a print magazine and an online greenproduct and resource guide.

Good To Be Green
This free directory of sustainable products and accredited green building professionals that contains resources for both residential and commercial builders.

Greenguard Environmental Institute
Greenguard provides a guide to third-party, certified low-emitting interior products and building materials (registration required).

Green Seal Certified Products
Green Seal is an independent, nonprofit organization that identifies and promotes green products and services.

Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)
FSC provides independent auditing, certification and the promotion of certified forest products under the SmartWood name.

Green Building Sherpa
Green Building Sherpa is an online directory of environmentally-friendly products, serves and information as they pertain to building design, construction and operation.



Life Cycle Analysis Tools

International Design Center for the Environment
IDCE is a non-profit organization that promotes community sustainability and develops and disseminates tools for scientifically robust and efficient lifecycle analysis of common materials.

LBLN High PerformanceCommercial Building Systems
The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is developing a set of life cycle cost tools for improving commercial building performance.

Whole Building Design Guide- Life Cycle Tools
The Whole Building Design Guide, developed by the National Institute of BuildingSciences, provides a variety of life cycle cost and assessment tools.

Federal Energy Management Program
Here is an additional resource for downloading software developed by the National Institute of Building Sciences Building Life-Cycle Cost programs.



Case Studies

American Institute of Architects
Detailed case studies of the winners the AIA/COTE Green Project Awards.

Building Concerns - Northern California Resource Directory
More than 40 self-reported case studies of commercial green buildings in Northern California.

Building Green.com
Nearly 200 case studies of green buildings, including LEED-certified projects (paid subscription is required).

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
Case studies for green building projects in New York State that received assistance from NYSERDA.

Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center
Case study links for different types of green buildings nationwide.

U. S. Department of Energy High Performance Building Database
Nearly 80 case studies of high-performance buildings worldwide showcasing energy efficiency and other green strategies.

EPA Energy Star
Case studies for nearly 200 commercial Energy Star-qualified buildings.

U.S. Green Building Council - LEED
Completed LEED point checklists for numerous certified projects nationwide, including several detailed case studies.