Vent-Axia floating home project recognised in Building Awards
British ventilation manufacturer Vent-Axia’s ‘Floating Home’ project has been shortlisted in the Building Awards 2018.
Vent-Axia’s Sentinel Kinetic BH MVHR unit provides energy efficient ventilation to the innovative ‘Floating Home’ project, situated on a residential mooring near Chichester Marina in West Sussex. Designed by Baca Architects, the ‘Chichester’ prototype model was built by Floating Homes Limited and is not a houseboat, but a house that floats.
Given the close proximity to water there was potential for humidity, and for reflections of the sun to enhance solar gain. Both these factors were considerations when specifying the Sentinel Kinetic BH MHVR unit, which tackles these issues with an integral humidity sensor and summer bypass.
The Sentinel Kinetic BH MVHR Unit is designed for new build and low-permeability properties. A whole-house, multi-room ducted solution, this MVHR system combines supply and extract ventilation in one unit. Warm, moist air is extracted from ‘wet’ rooms through ducting and passed through the heat exchanger before being exhausted to the outside. Incoming air is filtered and preheated via the integral heat exchanger which recovers an average of 90% of the heat energy that would otherwise be wasted.