Vent-Axia supplies energy-efficient ventilation for Preston apartment development

Published:  12 October, 2009

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Heat-recovery ventilation for apartments in The Room in Preston is provided by Vent-Axia systems.

Energy-efficient ventilation for a prestigious apartment development in the heart of Preston is provided by Vent-Axia mechanical ventilation with heat recovery. Not only does this equipment help to meet the requirements of Part F of the Building Regulations but it also helps to control noise levels.

The Room on Lawson Street has 85 apartments and was two-thirds sold before work had been completed. It is being developed by Downtown Living.

Project contractor CPUK identified heat-recovery technology from Vent-Axia as the solution for helping to meet the low-energy ventilation requirements of the project.

Rob Metcalfe of CPUK , says, ‘It also helped us comply with a planning requirement for reduced noise levels from the apartments. With no need for trickle vents, this was much easier to achieve and, because of its built-in heat-recovery capability, helps us to meet the requirements for the Code for Sustainable Homes Level 3.’

Specially designed for fitting in kitchen cupboard at The Room, these heat-recovery units extract moist and polluted air from various rooms in each apartment and replenish other areas with fresh, tempered air. 100 mm-diameter rigid and flexible ducts are used to connect fan spigots to ceiling terminations and to the outside extract and intake points.

Twin centrifugal impellers provide balanced supply and extract with up to 70% heat recovery.

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