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Titon MVHR Units Enhance Energy Efficiency at Croydon High Rise

Over 160 ultra-efficient HRV 1.35 Q Plus units from Titon have been installed in an array of 1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments at the Galaxy House high rise project in Croydon, which was completed in early 2016.

The mechanical ventilation with heat recovery (MVHR) systems were specified by Axis Architects and installed by London-based Woodford Heating & Energy.

Galaxy House is a residential development of four apartment blocks which are interconnected, creating the impression of two main structures. These four blocks comprise 300 residential units, while there is a gym between two of the buildings opening onto public gardens and amenity space beyond.

The high capacity HRV 1.35 Q Plus continuously running MVHR unit is independently tested by the BRE and maintains an ultra-compact size despite its improved airflow performance. Combining extremely low power consumption and a highly efficient heat exchanger, these units enhance SAP performance via Appendix Q, while remaining versatile enough in size to be installed in either larger apartments or small to medium sized dwellings.

Commenting on the project, Maz Bashir, Contracts Director at Woodford Heating & Energy, said: “Not only were the units perfectly sized for this project, they also met all the necessary energy efficiency measures outlined in the specification criteria. This is actually the first time we have installed the company’s products – and we’ve been really impressed. The HRV 1.35 Q Plus units are quiet and non-intrusive, while providing excellent levels of heat recovery and clean indoor air, which will be of great comfort to residents.”

The HRV 1.35 Q Plus is available as an ’Eco’ version only with a 100% airflow diverting Summer Bypass, recognised and listed in the UK Product Characteristics Database. It also includes intelligent humidity options and can be fitted with the auralite® status indicator or the aurastat® controller.

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