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Vent-Axia, a leader in low carbon ventilation, is celebrating winning the ‘Energy Efficient Product of the Year’ category at this year’s Energy Awards. Scooping the industry award for its revolutionary Lo-Carbon Tempra single room heat recovery unit, the company received the accolade at an awards ceremony held at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London. Attended by over 500 of the Energy industry’s keys players the event was hosted by Comedian Hal Cruttenden.

The prestigious Energy Awards recognises and rewards both supply and demand-side excellence within the energy sector. The Awards acknowledge achievement in carbon reduction and energy efficiency, energy supply and brokering as well as products and services. This year the awards boasted a record number of impressive entries and showcased the work of leading companies working hard to lower emissions. After a rigorous judging process, Vent-Axia won the award for Energy Efficient Product of the Year for its pioneering Lo-Carbon Tempra which offers the benefits of both continuous ventilation and heat recovery.

Vent-Axia’s revolutionary Tempra, part of the company’s innovative Lo-Carbon™ initiative, is a single room heat recovery unit which can be simply retrofitted through a 100mm diameter hole in the wall. This allows traditional inefficient extract fans to be easily replaced with this discreet, low energy, continuously running alternative that also offers affordable heat recovery.

Tim McManan-Smith, Editor of Water, Energy & Environment, commented on the awards: “The Energy Awards 2012 are where the energy industry recognises its undoubted achievements and provides inspiration to what can be obtained if we intelligently manage energy use. They are one small step towards communicating the truly great things that are going on the energy industry that can ultimately aid consumers in running their businesses.”

“We are delighted our pioneering Lo-Carbon Tempra has won Energy Efficient Product of the Year and are proud to have been acknowledged by the Energy Industry. The Government is keen to cut electrical demand by improving energy efficiency. Britain has the oldest housing stock in the developed World therefore offering significant opportunities to improve indoor air quality and building performance. Single room heat recovery makes heat recovery more accessible and affordable for existing homes and so offers huge potential carbon reductions,” said Lee Nurse, Marketing Director, Vent-Axia.

Providing up to 84% 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. For further information on all products and services offered by Vent-Axia telephone 0844 856 0590.

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