345 Silavent Green Line HRX2 Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery (MVHR) systems from Polypipe Ventilation are being installed into apartment schemes at London’s Greenwich Peninsula – one of the largest regeneration projects in Europe.
The ambitious regeneration scheme will supplement the extensive development that Greenwich has seen to date, including the iconic O2 venue. Once complete, Greenwich Peninsula will include over 10,000 residential units across 51 developments, providing homes for 23,000 residents, as well as 62,500sqm of commercial, retail and office space and 48 acres of green open space.
Polypipe Ventilation’s Silavent HRX2 MVHR systems have been specified by Wates Construction for two key plots, incorporating 201 and 144 apartments. Both plots feature buildings arranged to create a perimeter block and a central courtyard, with surrounding buildings ranging from two storey maisonettes to 11 storey blocks, over half of which are affordable housing.
The Silavent HRX2 units are being installed in utility cupboards within each apartment for easy access with Polypipe’s market leading Domus rigid ducting.
Featuring a heat exchange efficiency of up to 95%, the HRX2 offers the homeowner a year-round ventilation solution. It operates by transferring the heat from the waste stale air extracted from kitchens or bathrooms to fresh filtered air drawn in from the outside. The pre-warmed, filtered air is then distributed to the living rooms in the home. As well as helping to reduce demand on the central heating system, Silavent Green Line HRX2 MVHR units also provide a healthy living indoor environment through continuous balanced ventilation.
Designed and manufactured in the UK, the HRX2 is 2010 Building Regulations compliant and has the highest available heat exchange efficiency on the Performance Characteristics Database (previously known as SAP Appendix Q). Featuring the latest fan technology, these units offer an extremely low Specific Fan Power (SFP) down to 0.46 W/(l/s), resulting in minimal energy usage whilst retaining full airflow performance. The distinct moulded EPP casing helps to maximise airflow, as well as delivering improved thermal efficiency, thereby enhancing the recovery of a home’s waste heat.
When used with Polypipe Ventilation’s Domus rigid ducting, insulated by Domus Thermal insulation, as seen in the Greenwich Peninsula development, the Silavent Green Line HRX2 offers one of the most comprehensive MVHR solutions available on the market.
Silavent Green Line HRX and Domus duct systems have a well deserved reputation for quality, supported by excellent technical support, from a market leading manufacturer and designer. Polypipe Ventilation is well placed to offer immediate, practical solutions to Building Regulations Parts F & L. The company continues to provide differentiated solutions in the private and social housing sectors, transforming the way developers, specifiers, installers, home owners and distributors meet emerging environmental standards.
For further information please go to www.polypipe.com/ventilation or call 03443 715523.