Vent-Axia is delighted to announce that it is a finalist in the London Construction Awards 2017. Its revolutionary Sentinel Kinetic Advance Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery (MVHR) has been selected for the final line-up in the ‘Product Innovation of the Year’  category   of these prestigious awards.

  The awards recognise achievements, developments and innovation within London’s booming construction industry and winners will be announced at a glittering awards ceremony on 25th October 2017 at The Royal Garden Hotel, London. The evening will be attended by  more   than 500 construction industry experts from across London and promises a gala dinner with live entertainment and music including a set from this year’s hostess, Canadian comedian Katherine Ryan.

  The revolutionary Sentinel Kinetic Advance is a new breed of MVHR ventilation system that’s perfect for new build residential homes, care homes and student accommodation. Advance is currently leading the way in a raft of London construction projects due to its  innovation,     with key drivers for these markets including: speed of installation, good Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), energy efficiency and connectivity.

   "We are delighted that our award-winning Sentinel Kinetic Advance MVHR has received recognition from the prestigious London Construction Awards. At Vent-Axia we are committed to innovation and continuous development and the Advance really is a new breed of  MVHR unit” said Ian Mitchell, Product Marketing Manager – New Build Residential. “The London construction market continues to grow and so it’s great to be involved in these key awards for the city.

With best in class performance and offering near silent, energy efficient and high pressure operation, Advance extracts warm, moist air from ‘wet’ rooms through ducting which passes through the heat exchanger before being exhausted outside. Fresh incoming air is preheated via the integral heat exchanger which recovers over 93% of the heat energy that would otherwise be wasted.

Designed for air-tight thermally efficient new build properties, the Advance is the first UK-manufactured web-enabled App-controlled MVHR unit, providing energy efficient ventilation and pioneering control. Featuring groundbreaking commissioning and control via the App, Advance encourages best practice and high performance through simplified commissioning, saving installers time on site. USB functionality also allows pre-commissioning, thus saving time on developments with same specification builds.

There are many other benefits that this new technology brings. Firstly a key specification driver is efficiency. The Advance tops the PCDB list as the best performing MVHR system in its class, boasting a specific fan power of 0.38W/l/w with 93% heat recovery and airflow of 100l/s at 150Pa, offering high pressure development. This new breed of MVHR is not only efficient, it is also extremely quiet with trickle settings up to 40% staying below 20dBA, achieving the Holy Grail of high efficiency and low sound levels.

Offering a range of features that improve indoor air quality (IAQ) the Advance features a unique and innovative free App which residents can download onto their smartphones to allow them to control their IAQ. Via the App residents can boost the unit and view efficiencies and temperatures. Filters up to F7 grade ensure that even buildings in heavily urbanised areas can filter out most impurities, including damaging PM2.5 particles. A filter check warning tells building occupiers via the App or email when filters need changing, thus helping to maintain the quality of incoming air.

Advance also features a revolutionary programmable summer bypass to ensure year-round thermal comfort. The summer bypass is pioneering since it is fully automatic and truly intelligent, a first. The summer bypass is set for both comfort temperature and minimum external temperature. These settings enable the controls to determine whether it is winter or summer allowing it to run without resident intervention. 

For further cooling the Advance summer bypass has an evening purge feature that boosts early evening and then runs on a timer until about 10pm so there is no nuisance noise at night. Additional cooling is also available for periods of several days of high temperatures and warm nights. Here the Advance utilises a Night-Time Purge. This allows a building to be pre-cooled for the following day by taking advantage of cooler night-time temperatures.

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