Mitsubishi Electric has launched a new ventilation brochure showing how mechanical ventilation with heat recovery (MVHR) and air handling units (AHU) can help benefit any building from a major commercial building, school or office to a single home.
According the World Health Organisation, we spend around 90% of our time indoors, so good air quality within buildings is vital if we are to avoid sick building syndrome and the negative health effects of excess humidity and stale polluted air.
In addition to this, the legislative drive for more energy efficiency within our buildings is resulting in increasingly airtight buildings.
To answer this pressing need, Mitsubishi Electric has developed this new brochure to bring together the comprehensive range of products on offer. These include the Lossnay Kanzen AHU – capable of providing energy efficient fresh air to large commercial buildings, and individual AHU controllers – which allow the company’s range of air conditioning systems to work seamlessly with third party AHUs.
The brochure also details the benefits of the Lossnay MVHR system from the VL-100 single room unit, the whole house DC Lossnay system and also the RX5 range – which can provide energy efficient fresh air to commercial buildings.
“We need ways of bringing fresh air into our buildings in the most energy efficient ways possible,” explains Graham Temple, Marketing Communications Manager for the company’s Ventilation Systems. “Fortunately, we have the answer with a range of MVHR systems that can suit anything from an individual room to a whole office block or school.”
Changes to Building Regulations have already been introduced to improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions, such as Part L – which gives guidance on the maximum amount of electricity that an air distribution system should use and minimum energy efficiency for heat exchangers. Part F of the Building Regulations also specifies minimum ventilation rates within buildings.
All ventilation products in the Mitsubishi Electric range benefit from the unique Lossnay paper core which offers increased comfort and efficiency over metal or plastic cores because it not only transfers sensible heat (temperature) but also latent heat (humidity / moisture).
Lossnay uses an ultra-thin paper constructed in corrugated form to ensure that the exhaust and supply air are separated but that up to 80% of the heat energy can be recovered. The system is also able to save up to 30% on the capital outlay by reducing the heating and cooling load within an occupied space.
“This brochure brings together our total offering and highlights what the right system can be for almost any building allowing almost anyone to benefit from clean fresh air and improved air quality coupled with reduced energy bills,” adds Temple.