The Living Environment & Digital Media Equipment Group manufactures air conditioners, ventilating units, water heaters, photovoltaic systems, lighting solutions, kitchen appliances, home electronics, digital media equipment and other such equipment, and supplies environmentally friendly products and services to an extensive market that includes homes, offices, and factories. With production bases located in Japan, Europe, Americas, Asia, and China, our operations are worldwide. At these production bases, we are promoting energy savings by introducing the Company's energy-efficient products and improving productivity at the above-mentioned factories. At the same time, we are striving to intensify control of chemical substances throughout the supply chain and properly manage waste, exhaust, and wastewater.
In Charge of Living Environment & Digital Media Equipment Group
The Living Environment & Digital Media Equipment Group focuses on the air conditioning and refrigeration systems business, one of Mitsubishi Electric's growth drivers. In addition to expanding operations in the room and package air conditioner segment, we are pressing forward with the creation of new businesses and strengthening existing ones.
As we expand our businesses, it is important for us to contribute to our customers' initiatives to reduce negative environmental impact through energy conservation, recycling and the utilization of renewable energy. As part of this, we are supplying a broad range of environmentally-friendly products and services for the home, office, and industry. These include air conditioners that reduce CO2 from product use and our energy-saving EcoCute product lineup. We also offer photovoltaic systems that generate renewable energy and do not produce CO2 during power generation. Additionally, Mitsubishi Electric proposes solutions that aim to achieve energy savings by systems as a whole, in support of programs such as ZEH and ZEB promoted by the Japanese government.
Meanwhile, as activities to reduce CO2 from production, the Living Environment & Digital Media Equipment Group is proactively introducing its core energy-saving products—namely, high-efficiency air conditioners, heat-pump hot-water supply systems, LED lighting fixtures, and photovoltaic systems—at production sites. We are also promoting energy-saving activities by improving productivity linked to just-in-time improvement activities based on e-F@ctory concepts.
The Kirigamine FZ Series is equipped with Move Eye mirA.I.*1 and the Active Switch Compressor,*2 and has been recognized as a unique advanced air conditioner that delivers both high levels of energy efficiency and comfort. In recognition of these achievements, the air conditioner model received Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) Minister's Award, the top prize of the Fiscal 2018 Energy Conservation Grand Prize, in the Products and Business Models category.
Kirigamine FZ Series room air conditioners
The Slim ZR Series is equipped with the world's first*4 "all-SiC DIPIPM*5", achieving the industry's top energy-saving performance*6 with the Slim ZR P280 (10hp). It was awarded the Fiscal 2017 Energy Conservation Center Chairman's Award
Package air conditioners for retail stores and offices "Slim ZR" series
The Grand Multi Series is equipped with the world's first*7 flat-tube heat exchanger, optimized refrigerant distribution, and a high-efficiency compressor. As a result, it has achieved the industry's top-class APF*8.
Grand Multi Series building air conditioning system
The MILIE LED lighting brand name was coined from the words "Mitsubishi", "lighting", and "ecology". It expresses our desire to make positive contributions to the Earth and society through LED lighting. The lineup has been expanded with products for a wide variety of applications. These include My Series high-efficiency LED base lights for offices, GT Series high-ceiling LED base lights for factories, warehouses, and gymnasiums, AK Series high-luminosity LED downlights and spotlights for retail stores and MILCO.S lighting control systems that provide energy savings and comfort automatically.
MILIE LED lighting
The DIAMONDSOLAR® system has a remarkable power generation capacity that uses a combination of high-output modules and high-efficiency power conditioners. Additionally, by combining the Multi Roof Series, which comes in a wide variety of shapes, the power generation area of a roof can be maximized, thereby generating plentiful electricity for daily life.
253W Multi Roof Series photovoltaic system (launched in June 2018)
We have improved energy conservation by developing a high-efficiency heat exchanger for heat pump units, with all our models achieving the fiscal 2018 energy efficiency Top Runner standard*9. It can be installed to operate in conjunction with Mitsubishi photovoltaic systems*10 by connecting to Mitsubishi HEMS, enabling even greater energy savings.
Our manufacturing sites and affiliates utilize the Company's core energy-saving products—namely, high-efficiency air conditioners, heat-pump hot-water supply systems, and LED lighting—and reduce CO2 emissions from production. We have also installed photovoltaic systems that contribute to the reduction of peak electricity demand during the summer.
We have introduced initiatives such as company-wide just-in-time improvement activities in the factory that reduce equipment operating loss, making improvements to logistics, and reviewing production methods, as well as other similar energy-saving activities that also result in higher productivity.
In response to the EU RoHS directive that specifically calls for eliminating the use of hazardous substances and the REACH regulation requiring that information on chemical substance content be provided, we are intensifying the control of chemical substances throughout the supply chain in product procurement, design, production, sales, and services.