Vent-Axia is delighted to announce it has been shortlisted twice in the prestigious HVR Awards 2022. The Vent-Axia Lo-Carbon Multivent MEV range and the Lo-Carbon NBR dMEV C have both been named as finalists in the Domestic Ventilation Product of Year Award category. This news comes hot on the heels of the announcement that the same two products have also been shortlisted in the H&V Awards.
This consolidates Vent-Axia’s position, as the company takes another step towards offering more sustainable choices for customers, with its Lo-Carbon Multivent MEV range now made from recycled plastic, an industry first, and the Lo-Carbon NBR dMEV C achieving its efficiency through its innovative patent-pending air pathway design.
The HVR Awards has been championing innovation, excellence and achievement across the heating and ventilating industry for 10 years. With years of experience, the HVR Awards has developed a process that ensures only the very best take home an accolade and has established itself as a highly respected platform for recognition and its trophies – the affectionately known ‘Flameys’ – are instantly recognisable and highly coveted by all.
Commenting on the shortlist announcement, Lena Hebestreit, Marketing Manager at Vent-Axia, says: “We are thrilled to have been named twice on the shortlist at the prestigious HVR Awards. We’re committed to helping our customers make more sustainable choices, which is why our team has developed the Lo-Carbon Multivent MEV range, made from recycled plastic and the Lo-Carbon NBR dMEV C which has the lowest SFP on the market. We see this industry recognition as vindication of our staff’s hard work tirelessly improving our product offering.”
The award-winning Lo-Carbon Multivent MEV range of centralised mechanical extract ventilation (MEV) now offers a total of nine units made from recycled plastic. Designed to provide a simple and effective solution to help housebuilders meet the Future Homes Standard, the Multivent MEV range provides the ideal solution for new build residential projects, helping housebuilders meet DER requirements through market-leading energy efficiency and improving indoor air quality (IAQ) for homeowners. Now on top of this, the move to recycled plastic further improves the environmental credentials of the product for housebuilders and homeowners. Manufactured from a reliable recycled source, which is regularly available, the new Multivent MEV units are now available in black, rather than white, as they are made from black recycled ABS. The change from manufacturing from virgin to recycled plastic does not affect the function or performance of the MEV units.
The Multivent MEV range offers a reliable, highly efficient, quiet and easy to operate ventilation system, which ensures that housebuilders have exactly the right ventilation for a property. The units use energy efficient EC/DC motors, with a third less energy lost than a conventional AC motor. The MEV units offer an easy-to-operate control platform and extremely low operating noise. Additional benefits include increased ventilation rates, compact design, easy installation, as well as simple and accurate commissioning. With a common digital control platform throughout the range and smart accessories for use in the home, the MEV range is a breeze to install, commission and control. Plus, the wealth of control and switching options across the range gives housebuilders the flexibility to provide a solution for any new build scenario.
Meanwhile, the Lo-Carbon NBR dMEV C, a highly efficient de-centralised mechanical extract ventilation (dMEV) unit is designed for kitchen, utility, bathroom and cloakroom applications. The Lo-Carbon NBR dMEV C achieves building regulations with the quietest sound levels, the lowest number of installed fans required and the most efficient fans on the market. Developed for housebuilders, it has been tested to the new SAP 10 performance requirement and is listed in the PCDB with its exceedingly low Specific Fan Power (SFP) values as impressively low as 0.08w/l/s and provides almost silent operation at 7.4dB(A).
The Lo-Carbon NBR dMEV C achieves its low SFPs and low sound power levels through its patent pending air pathway design, which promotes turbulent airflow, allowing for a predictable performance curve and ensuring performance can be met. High-pressure development and the silent mixed flow impeller mean the Lo-Carbon dMEV C can meet the requirements of many domestic installations without the need to use a traditional centrifugal fan. Featuring a single high efficiency EC/DC motor, the fan achieves highest in class efficiency thanks to its axial fan, which consumes a fraction of the energy of the equivalent centrifugal fan – drastically reducing Dwelling Emission Rates (DER).
The Lo-Carbon NBR dMEV C is IPX5 rated, allowing installation in zone one, two and three and offers 100mm and 125mm models, with variable speed setting for easy installation and commissioning. The fan’s brand-new control platform provides fully adjustable airflow, meaning whole-house rates can be achieved easily using fewer fans, delivering increased ventilation rates at the lowest sound levels with the fewest fans. The controls for the dMEV C unit provide fully adjustable, continuous trickle speeds with a boost speed that’s activated via an integral humidistat or via LS Input.
The 2022 HVR Awards will be held at the Chelsea Harbour Hotel in London on 29 September 2022.