Yorkshire Post - Property
EnviroVent chosen for pioneering new house
A low carbon ventilation system from Harrogate manufacturer EnviroVent has been chosen by Barratt Developments for its flagship zero carbon home, known as Z House.
It will be the first new home in the country built by a major housebuilder to go beyond the Future Homes Standard, by delivering a carbon reduction of 125 per cent. Last year Barratt Developments announced that all of its new homes will be zero carbon by 2030 and this flagship concept house is an important milestone in achieving that commitment.
The MEV 300 ventilation system from EnviroVent was selected as it is constructed mainly from recyclable materials to reduce the impact on landfill and is designed to ensure that components can easily be replaced. Versatile, compact and high performance, the system provides airflow rates up to 103l/s (370 m3/hr) and, as it is powered by DC motor technology, EnviroVent’s MEV range uses the lowest energy consumption, therefore reducing carbon emissions.
Andy Makin, Managing Director of EnviroVent, says: “It is great news that Barratt Developments has chosen one of our low carbon ventilation systems for its innovative Z House.
“It is essential that the homes of the future have a much lower carbon footprint and we’re really proud of the part that our systems can play in achieving this.”
Other cutting-edge technology featured in the Z House includes infrared panels that provide instant zero carbon heat and new air powered showers that will save families hundreds of pounds per year in water and heating bills.
The house also features plaster that eliminates pollutants, a fridge that keeps the right humidity resulting in 60 per cent less food wastage, and heated skirting boards delivering more heat than radiators.