Award Winning Swan & Gilda House

We are delighted to announce that both our entries, Swan and Gilda House and Gulliver House won awards at the National Heat Pump Awards on 31st May 2012, for their intelligent application and technical input.

Swan and Gilda House was Highly Commended for Installation of the year for Domestic Air Source Heat Pump, for Lee Housing Association’s apartments.

Space Air together with Ingleton Wood and contractor Climate Facilities Ltd, designed and supplied a bespoke solution to enable Lee Housing Association to replace the electric heating to 60 apartments with the energy efficient Daikin Altherma high temperature heat pumps, positioning all units outside due to lack of space internally.

Judges remarks; “This project stood out as an intelligent application of air to water heat pumps within a large residential project, highlighting what is possible even as a retrofit, within the social housing sector.”

Gulliver House was Highly Commended for Installation of the year for Commercial Air Source Heat Pump, for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award charity HQ. Space Air together with approved Space Air dealer ‘Air Improve’, replaced 18 existing R22 split air conditioning units with Daikin VRV systems, with integrated heat recovery ventilation and centralised controls. A Daikin Altherma air source heat pump was also installed to provide sanitary hot water and heating to stairwells.

Judges remarks; “A project which saw significant technical input provided by Space Air in the combination of heat recovery and heat pump technology to bring long term benefits to the customer.”

Space Air advised, designed and supplied Daikin units for the Award Winning Gulliver House!

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award charity HQ in Windsor, ‘Gulliver House’, air conditioning system was in need of a complete overhaul. The existing ad-hoc units operated on the soon to be phased-out HCFC R-22 (unserviceable by law by the end of 2014), and included a central air-handling unit, ineffective ventilation and lacked centralised control.

Following a site survey, Space Air recommended that the best long-term solution would be to replace the existing air conditioning unit including the central air-handling unit and decommissioned the existing 2 x 180kW gas boilers.

The Daikin VRV III Heat Recovery system with integrated Ventilation and centralised control using Daikin’s ‘intelligent Touch’ Controller provided the ultimate in energy efficient climate management and dramatically improved occupancy comfort as well as greatly reducing the operating and maintenance costs. A Daikin Altherma air to water heat pump completes the overall system enabling the expensive to operate gas boiler to be removed.

If you would like more information on our projects please visit our web page; ‘Gold for Team Work’ – Gulliver House Project 

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