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Active Panasonic creates passive house

UK: Panasonic Aquarea air-source heat pumps, VRF air conditioning and heat recovery system has helped a 5-bedroom property achieve passive house energy efficient standards.

Energy conscious John Hazelton, CEO of Kings-Langley-based HVAC contractor CER Installations Ltd, recently completed a large, 654m2 bespoke designed self-build home in Hampshire. For this modern 5-bed property, John worked closely with Panasonic team to ensure that his new home provides year-round comfort plus reaches Passive House energy efficient standards, with indoor air quality being a priority.

Having run a successful HVAC installation company for some 45 years, Hazelton has worked on some national projects for well-known retailers and pharmaceutical companies through the UK and Ireland. With this wealth of experience, the goal for his own shared family home with his wife’s parents, was to create a more sustainable, well-insulated and low energy property with the highest specification indoor environment. 

The property was designed and built using SIP construction methods, ensuring air tightness to passive house standard. This, coupled with a Panasonic Aquarea air source heat pump and heat recovery system, is said to have created a sustainable, comfortable, and highly energy efficient home. 

The home includes two 12kW Panasonic Aquarea T-Cap heat pumps with two VRF systems along with Panasonic PAW heat recovery systems provide heating, cooling and ventilation throughout. 

The property has underfloor heating on the ground floor and first floor landing and bathrooms, with a mix of Panasonic 60×60 cassettes, ducted and floor console units all with Panasonic’s nanoe X filter technology as standard.

The T-Cap range is an ideal solution for this project as it can also be connected to solar water heating panels and smart controls in order to further increase efficiency by running off PV solar panels,” explained Oli Tew, Panasonic’s air-to-water technical specialist.

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