Introducing DAIKIN, leading air-conditioning innovator

HYBUILD is a group of 21 partners from 9 countries. Every month, a new HYBUILD partner is introduced in our Blog section. Today,  DAIKIN, a leading innovator and provider of advanced, high-quality air conditioning solutions for residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. DAIKIN is involved in HYBUILD through its Greek branch.

DAIKIN in a nutshell

Daikin presence in the Greek market goes back to the 80s. In 2004, Daikin Europe NV established a branch in Greece, Daikin Europe Hellas Office. In 2006, Daikin Europe Greek Office became a 100% subsidiary of the Daikin Group, under the name of Daikin Airconditioning Greece SA. Since 2006,  Daikin Greece has established a strong sales network of professional installers offering excellent pre and after sales support to its residential, commercial and industrial customers on a B2B and B2C basis. Daikin Greece occupies more than 30 people with a sales turnover in FY17 to reach 44M€ in Greece and Cyprus. In addition to air conditioning, Daikin Greece has established itself in the Greek market of heating systems and refrigeration, and has also developed advanced direct technical service activity.  Especially for heating, Daikin Greece is driving the way of decarbonization of the market playing a leading role in the introduction of the Air to Water (A2W) heat pump technology since 2007. Daikin Greece is an active member of  Applia Hellas local branch of Applia (former CECED) and member of the Union of Greek Companies for Heating and Energy (UHHE). Daikin Greece is certified according to the standards ISO 9001:2015 & ISO 14001:2015 for its quality and environmental management systems. Daikin is committed to providing homes, businesses and industry with the most efficient and safest solutions to meet all cooling and heating needs, today and in the future. DAIKIN is aware of its responsibility to protect the environment in everything it does: all its policies, practices and processes are developed and implemented with environmental sustainability in mind.


DAIKIN, as a technological leader in the HVAC market, is in charge of the selection, modification and provision of the heat pumps needed for the HYBUILD hybrid storage system for the Mediterranean climate. The heat pump is a key element of the overall HYBUILD system, since it allows the efficient conversion of the electric energy produced by the PV panels in thermal energy, which can be either stored (in the Phase-Changing Material (PCM) storage, connected to the evaporator, or the sorption storage connected to the condenser), or directly cover the space cooling and/or DHW and heating demands. With the compressor connected directly to a Direct Current (DC) bus, this configuration will further enhance the electrical efficiency of the system.

DAIKIN Water cooled scroll heat pump

Besides, DAIKIN’s long experience in heat pump technology and market, will lead to useful recommendations within HYBUILD regarding the integration of the subsystems with the selected heat pump and the economic analysis of the whole system.

Meet our staff

Ilias Katsoulis

Managing Director at Daikin Hellas, since August 2014. He studied mechanical engineer at the National Technical University of Athens and holds a master of Science in Automation Control from the same University. He also got a Masters in Business Administration from the Cardiff Business School of Whales.

Nikolaos Barmparitsas

Senior Expert Engineer. Assistant manager of the After Sales Department of Daikin Greece. He studied mechanical engineer at the National Technical University of Athens and he holds a Master of Science in Control Systems Engineering from University of Sheffield and a Master of Philosophy in Control Systems from City University of London. Member of the scientific committee of the Greek Division of CECED. He has also knowledge over the current National and European legislation related to HVAC efficiency and F-Gas.

Dimitris Kalogeras

Senior Expert Engineer. Assistant manager of the Sales Department of Daikin Greece. He studied mechanical engineering at the National Technical University of Athens. He has high skills and experience in the evaluation of current heating, ventilation and Air- Conditioning systems and also in the field of supporting consultants in developing solutions custom made for each installation by utilizing the different available technologies. He has also deep knowledge in the field of Energy Efficiency in the Building Sector.