Vent-Axia collects CIBSE air quality award


05 March 2024

Sussex-based ventilation manufacturer Vent-Axia won the Product or Innovation of the Year – Air Quality category at the CIBSE Building Performance Awards for its Sentinel Apex commercial heat recovery ventilation.

After a rigorous judging process, the judges selected the Sentinel Apex, which they noted supplies fresh, healthy, filtered air to improve indoor air quality (IAQ), removing pollutants such as moisture, carbon dioxide and external fumes. The award judges also noted that Vent-Axia’s Sentinel Apex was developed from the outset with equal consideration to operational performance and whole life costing, and this is visible in the data available for the product.

Designed to have a low embodied carbon footprint, Vent-Axia has used the CIBSE TM65 data collection methodology to collect accurate, detailed embodied carbon information for the Apex, working from a component level upwards. This methodology ensures data is comprehensive, accurate, reliable and up-to-date, making it easier for specifiers to focus on designing low carbon sustainable buildings.

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Lorna Kerrigan-Hall, Sales Director C&I at Vent-Axia. said: “This marks the third industry award for the innovative Sentinel Apex since its launch in November 2023. We understand the challenges that come with designing low-carbon buildings, which means every aspect has been considered in the Apex’s development to maximise its energy efficiency and performance, while providing excellent IAQ, ultra-low sound levels and thermal comfort.”