• Daikin

Daikin is investing in training and heat pump production in California as part of a pledge to help the state reach its goal of deploying six million heat pumps by the end of the decade.

Daikin will maximise local production capacity and forge a path to one million heat pump solutions in California by 2030, the company said.

To support this, Daikin will also establish new distribution locations and open new branch training centres to teach heat pump installation techniques.

This is in addition to a new sustainability and innovation centre and showrooms in major cities across California.

In October 2023, the California Energy Commission announced that 10 of the world's largest manufacturers, distributors, and suppliers of building heating and cooling equipment will help California deploy six million heat pumps by 2030.

CEO of Daikin Comfort Technologies North America, Satoru Akama, said that as one of the world’s largest economies California is in a position to inspire other states to prioritise the deployment of heat pumps.

This collaboration is a testament to our shared commitment of expanding access to such energy-efficient heat pumps in California,” he said.

“We hope The California Heat Pump Partnership can serve as a future blueprint across the U.S., particularly the critical need of deploying inverter-based heat pumps, which provide energy savings, reliability, and affordability across communities."

California Energy Commission (CEC) Commissioner Andrew McAllister, said Daikin's tremendous brand awareness and global reach will accelerate market growth for efficient HVAC heat pumps, improve Californians' homes, and expand the state’s clean energy workforce."