Xpelair’s Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery (MVHR) unit, Natural Air 180, has received the Passivhaus Standard from the Passivhaus Institute.

A Passivhaus certification can be awarded to a building, component or individual that meets the criteria of the standard, which aims to dramatically reduce the requirement for space heating and cooling, while also creating excellent indoor air quality and comfort levels.

Xpelair’s Natural Air 180 unit has been primarily designed to address the issues housebuilders face when conforming to government emissions target. To achieve the standard, homes and buildings are becoming far more air tight, resulting in less natural ventilation occurring and a higher build-up of indoor air pollutants.

Natural Air 180 provides whole house ventilation, featuring NOX filtration for optimised safety through to PIR sensor activity for enhanced efficiency and cold-climate pre-heating.

Lee Stones, Product Marketing Manager for Xpelair, said: “We are delighted to have been recognised by the Passivhaus Institute, as Xpelair is dedicated to improving the indoor air quality of buildings and homes across the UK while also ensuring they are as energy efficient as possible.

“The Passivhaus Standard is further recognition of our dedication to continue to design, engineer and manufacture industry-leading products that will not only help the UK meet its ambitious carbon reduction targets but also provide real benefits to the occupants of homes and buildings.”