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.

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