Healthy indoor climate – new builds and renovations
VENTILATION IN RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES
When it comes to ventilation, as a residential housing developer, you have many options open to you. While the market is dominated by costly and complex ventilation systems, there are ventilation solutions that are cheaper to install – and cheaper to run.
More square metres for your investment! Install natural ventilation in your high-rise residential property.
Unlike conventional ventilation systems, LivingBetter is ductless. Dispense with the ductwork and you not only save on the cost of fitting and materials, but you can also choose either to give occupants higher ceilings or to build more floors into your property for the same investment costs.
If your high-rise residential property is tall enough, ceiling space saved often sums up to additional housing units.
A mechanical ventilation system needs electricity to pump fresh air into every room. LivingBetter’s natural ventilation allows fresh air to enter the building through our window panels. The system exploits the chimney effect and requires no electrical power.
In new residential properties where the building envelope is super-insulated, it makes perfect sense to install electrical ventilation. Electrical ventilation makes a good building envelope even better. By default, stale air rises and takes moisture with it when it escapes through mandatory exhaust air outlets.
To reap full benefit of your LivingBetter system, just combine strategically located ventilation windows with a central extract air heat pump.
The heat pump creates slight negative pressure that boosts the flow of fresh air through the ventilation windows. When air extracted from the living areas enters a centrally located heat pump, the pump recovers the energy and provides residents with cheap domestic hot water.
SUSTAINABLE RENOVATION OF RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES
LivingBetter is not only eminently suitable for use in new-build residential properties. The concept has also found widespread application at housing associations who wish to give their tenants more comfortable living conditions and a healthier indoor climate.
Due to the chimney effect, fresh air entering the unit will already have reached a pleasant temperature. Temperate intake air provides healthy air exchange without the prohibitively costly heat consumption that comes with opening windows at intervals all year round.
As in a new build, an extract air heat pump can be used to boost LivingBetter ventilation in a renovated property. Our customers often choose to install the heat pump in the attic, where stale air deposits energy before escaping from the building.
A healthy indoor climate – and no need to rehouse residents
We are aware that housing associations and other residential housing agencies find renovation projects costly and burdensome. And we are delighted to note that so many housing associations have cottoned on to the benefits of LivingBetter ventilation. Taking steps to move residents into temporary accommodation and allow craftsmen to conduct renovation work in empty units is costly.
If the goal of renovation work is to create a healthy indoor climate and state-of-the-art windows, you can settle for replacing the old windows with LivingBetter ventilation windows. Replacing old windows with new is a relatively simple operation. Residents can continue to live in their flat while the work is in progress. Once the new windows are in place, they enhance the architectural design of the property and significantly improve the indoor climate in each unit.
See how several Danish housing associations’ renovation projects have benefited from our concept.
BETTER VENTILATION, BETTER BUSINESS
Reap the full benefit of our experience – Allow us to help you from the very start of your project. Tell us something about your plans. One of our Indoor climate experts will contact you as soon as possible.