The outdoor heat pump unit of the PUHZ-AA ecodan series for residential air-to-water heating systems replaces conventional combustion boilers with an energy-saving, clean heat source and reduces CO2 emissions. Its housing is highly compact and slim, and the colour combination of white and anthracite exudes a simple yet elegant appeal. The dark colour of the fan section underlines the unobtrusive design. The large internal fan runs very efficiently at low speed, ensuring lower noise emission.
Statement by the Jury
The design of this air-to-water outdoor unit has been thought out to the last detail. Its unobtrusive appearance easily blends into different types of buildings.
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
Industrial Design Center, Noriaki Maetani