New Zealand Commercial Design Trends Series NZ Commercial Design Trends Vol. 30/6 - Page 18

FRESH-AIR REVOLUTION Tight codes for new apartment and commercial buildings require innovative, efficient ways of looking at ventilation – Smooth-Air has several options Sealed thermal envelopes can often make extraction and replacement of stale air tricky. Now there are more efficient ways to achieve a mouldand mildew-free, fresh-air environment. Smooth-Air offers tailored ventilation solutions to the commercial and domestic sectors, and is the sole importer of advanced Air Change plant, such as that installed for the Aurora Apartments shown above. Here, a modular air-to-air counter-flow exchanger, ERV-IC 70, provided a perfect design fit says Smooth-Air product manager John Mitchell. “The system was required to supply outdoor air 16 SEARCH | SAVE | SHARE AT and extract exhaust air to eliminate condensation without compromising the building envelope.” The ERV-IC 70 also met the needs of a modest in-ceiling installation height and low noise levels, and is one of many advanced heating and cooling options provided by the specialist company. For details, contact Smooth-Air, phone 0800 SMOOTH (0800 766 684). Web: save | share Search 43853 at This page:Smooth-Air and Air Change have further advanced the patented ERV-IC 70 in-ceiling energy recovery ventilator that features in Aurora Apartments. The modular unit has advantages over more traditional systems, including the ability to modulate the air flow for either a one- or two-bedroom apartment. It also offers easy access to filters and fans for hassle-free maintenance.