Sussex-based Vent-Axia, a leader in low carbon technology, is celebrating winning the Air Movement Product of Year category in this year’s prestigious H&V News Awards. Scooping the industry award for its revolutionary Lo-Carbon Tempra, the company received the accolade at an awards ceremony held at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London. Attended by over 1,000 influential heating and ventilation specialists from across the whole supply chain the event was hosted by TV stand-up comedian and writer Simon Evans.
The H&V News Awards recognises and rewards the achievements of the UK’s diverse heating and ventilating sector with the winners selected by an expert panel of judges. After a rigorous judging process, Vent-Axia won the award for Air Movement Product of the Year for its pioneering Lo-Carbon Tempra single room heat recovery unit which offers the benefits of both continuous ventilation and heat recovery.
Part of the company’s innovative Lo-Carbon™ initiative, Vent-Axia’s revolutionary Lo-Carbon Tempra is the UK’s first single room heat recovery unit which can be simply retrofitted through a 100mm diameter hole in the wall. This allows standard traditional inefficient extract fans to be easily replaced with this discreet, low energy, continuously running alternative that also offers affordable heat recovery.
Lee Nurse, Marketing Director at Vent-Axia, commented: “We are very proud to have been acknowledged for our pioneering Lo-Carbon Tempra. Britain has the oldest housing stock in the developed World with 8.5 million properties over 60 years old therefore offering significant opportunities to improve indoor air quality and building performance while cutting carbon emissions. Single room heat recovery makes heat recovery more accessible and affordable for existing homes and so offers huge potential carbon reductions.”
Providing up to 80% heat recovery, the Tempra is the only unit of its type which can be retrofitted through a 100mm diameter hole in the wall. This enables standard bathroom, kitchen, toilet or utility room fans to be easily changed for a Tempra without the need to make the hole any larger, saving substantially on installation time and cost.
Central to the Tempra’s compact footprint required to fit in a 100mm diameter hole is its double wheel motorised impellers. The innovative technology allows for just one motor to be used with an extended shaft to drive two impellers to achieve double flow requirements, resulting in a very energy efficient solution. The unit’s performance, taken together with Tempra’s integral Lo-Carbon™ DC motor, brings significant energy savings and will help reduce a home’s carbon footprint.
Discreet and quiet in operation, Tempra can be set to run continuously at 6 l/s or 9 l/s, boosting up to 13 l/s if required. For intermittent extract applications, the unit can be set to operate at 15 l/s. It also incorporates a manual summer setting to ensure that when it is warm outside, it operates on extract only. This eliminates the risk of the home overheating in hot summer weather.
The Tempra is part of Vent-Axia’s Lo-Carbon™ collection. The aim of the Lo-Carbon initiative is to offer the latest low carbon ventilation technology in order to reduce building energy consumption and so carbon emissions.
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