Heat-recovery ventilation

Heat-recovery ventilation

To reduce energy costs, new homes have been built to be airtight when doors and windows are closed. But indoor air quality can be compromised by pollutants, moisture, and emissions without sufficient ventilation. Heat-recovery ventilators solve this problem by using a heat exchanger to transfer heat from outgoing heated indoor air to incoming fresh air without mixing the airstreams. The heat-exchange core of a typical HRV is made up of thin aluminum passages with incoming and outgoing airstreams flowing in alternate passages.
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Some of the sustainable building principles incorporated into the buildings design include using natural materials, natural ventilation, daylighting, heat-recovery ventilation, infrastructure for future solar installations, rainwater catchment and micro-hydro electrical production, as well as brownfield restoration, open space and development density credits.
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The Wrexham study: method and control:Study involves 200 families where children aged five to 15 have had at least three prescriptions for asthma in the previous 12 months Half the families have a heat-recovery ventilation unit, and improved central heating if required, installed from the outset and are then monitored for a year