SUWANEE, Georgia, September 30, 2014 - Mitsubishi Electric US Cooling & Heating Division (Mitsubishi Electric), North America's leading marketer of intelligent heating and cooling systems for a variety of commercial applications, has received U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) Best of Building Award for the Best Product in HVAC/Indoor Air Quality/Building Controls.
The Best of Building Awards, in its inaugural year, celebrates the year's best products, projects, organizations and individuals making an impact in green building. Nominees and winners were selected exclusively by the members of USGBC, a community of nearly 13,000 of the world's leading organizations invested in sustainability.
Mitsubishi Electric's Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) zoning systems won the award in the Best Product for HVAC/Indoor Air Quality/Building Controls category. Mitsubishi Electric's VRF zoning systems are extremely energy-efficient, and offer such benefits as advanced comfort control, quiet operation and easier installation.
"We are honored and excited to be selected as one of USGBC's Best of Building Award winners," says Allan Dziwoki, senior vice president, sales, marketing and operations, Mitsubishi Electric US Cooling & Heating Division. "This competition demonstrates the importance of innovation in green building, and we're thrilled to see our VRF zoning systems recognized in this prestigious category."
Thirty awardees were selected by Mitsubishi Electric's peers for 48 individual categories in the competition. Awardees are selected based on their region, size and area of specialization and are designed to showcase the most progressive, innovative organizations in the fields of green architecture, landscape, engineering, interior design and manufacturing.
"USGBC's membership represents a diverse community of leaders that have made significant contributions to the advancement of green building," said Mahesh Ramanujam, chief operating officer, USGBC. "We congratulate Mitsubishi Electric, as these peer-chosen awards reflect new and innovative achievements that are to be commended."
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About Mitsubishi Electric US Cooling & Heating Division
Mitsubishi Electric US Cooling & Heating Division (Mitsubishi Electric) is headquartered in Suwanee, Georgia. Mitsubishi Electric is a leading marketer of ductless and variable refrigerant flow (VRF) air-conditioning and heating technology in North America, Latin America, the Caribbean and Bermuda. In 1982, Mitsubishi Electric introduced its state-of-the-art, ductless air conditioners and heat pumps in North America. Mitsubishi Electric expanded its product line with VRF zoning heat pump systems using INVERTER technology to offer simultaneous cooling and heating capabilities. Mitsubishi Electric also offers compressors and a full line of air-conditioning accessories. The division's HVAC products have won numerous awards for innovation and excellence, including a 2014 Top Products Award from Building Operating Management, a 2014 Dealer Design Gold Award from ACH&R News, a 2014 Best of Building Award from U.S. Green Building Council, Consulting-Specifying Engineer's 2014 Product of the Year Silver Award, appliance DESIGN's 2013 Excellence in Design Bronze Award and a 2013 Top Products Award from Building Operating Management. More information is available at www.mehvac.com and at Mitsubishi Electric's blog, www.mehvac-blog.com. Mitsubishi Electric US Cooling & Heating Division is also on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube.
About the U.S. Green Building Council
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a non-profit that is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. USGBC works toward its mission of market transformation through its LEED green building program, robust educational offerings, a nationwide network of chapters and affiliates, the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, the Center for Green Schools, and advocacy in support of public policy that encourages and enables green buildings and communities. For more information, visit usgbc.org, explore the Green Building Information Gateway (GBIG) and connect on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
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