Daikin McQuay, Applied Development Center

State Of The Art HVAC Research

The Daikin McQuay Applied Development Center is a 46,600-SF, state-of-the-art research-and-development facility for high-efficiency heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) technologies. The Center develops and tests advanced chillers, compressors, and other HVAC technologies to reduce energy consumption. The development center includes six test cells that can simulate building, electrical, and climate conditions of any location globally. Recognizing that more than 90 percent of the building’s energy usage is related to process loads (hot and cold water for chiller and compressor tests), HGA integrated a unique energy recovery system into various chiller test systems to recover approximately 75 percent of the process energy.


Plymouth, MN

Building Type

Research & Development


46,600 SF

  • 2010 Regional ASHRAE Technology Award, Industrial Facility
  • 2010 Design-Build Institute of America, Industrial/Process Sector over $25 Million National Design-Build Award
  • 2010 Design-Build Institute of America-Upper Midwest Region Design-Build Award, Best Private Project

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