21 April 2008
Reduction of residential energy consumption is increasingly important in order to help tackle global warming.
One contribution to such reduction is presented by the new Toshiba “DAISEIKAITM BDR” range of room air
conditioners, which have achieved high energy effi ciencies. The RAS-402BDR model, in particular, won the
Japanese Energy Conservation Grand Prize. Its annual energy consumption is estimated to be 34 % less than
that of a similar model of ten years ago. This article describes the features and technologies of the BDR range.