Florida Congresswoman Gwen Graham was given a tour Monday of Danfoss’ HVAC market compressor facility in Tallahassee, Florida.

Graham was given a tour of the plant that makes the HVAC construction company’s Turbocor compressors and the site where the company’s new testing laboratory is under construction.

“Danfoss has a tremendous history of innovation and we remain committed to developing energy-efficient technologies that impact the places we live and work,” said Danfoss Turbocor Compressors division President Ricardo Schneider. “Tallahassee is the global design center for magnetic and compressor technology and our operations here plays a vital role in advancing technology. Danfoss is continuing to invest in the region. We’ve established a strong partnership of collaboration with Florida State University and its world-class laboratories and researchers that support the growth and development of new energy efficiency technologies through aerodynamics, power electronics, and magnetic technologies.”

The Florida Democrat said she was impressed by what she saw.

“The public-private partnership between Danfoss Turbocor Compressors and Florida State University is just the kind of innovation we need to make America energy independent in the 21st century,” Rep. Graham said. “I’m proud this state-of-the-art research and development is being done in North Florida.”

“Energy demand is expected to continue to increase, and we see energy efficiency as the first solution to improving energy productivity, the economy, and national security. The centrifugal compressors we engineer are a proven technology that is making an impact both nationally and locally, contributing to energy savings as high as 42 percent annually, which can result in power plant CO2 reductions and helping to achieve our goals in the EPA’s clean power plan and the Administration’s pledges at the recent COP meeting in Paris.”