Voltis Home Features In Housing Innovation Showcase
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An innovative £3.3million project to showcase how sustainability and new construction technologies can be incorporated into affordable housing programmes will feature homes kitted out with our high-performance domestic voltage optimisation units.
Lomond Homes senior architectural technician Derek Grubb: “When we heard about Voltis Home it sounded fantastic and just the kind of thing the Housing Innovation Showcase project would be interested in. We pitched the idea to the KHA development team and it was accepted. We are the only exhibitors showcasing voltage optimisation. It is a fantastic technology that’s simple, inexpensive and gives an immediate benefit from the moment it is installed.”
The Voltis Home units, which measure just 300mm x 240mm x 147mm, have each taken about one hour to install and, because Voltis Home is rated to 60Amps there is no need to isolate some circuits such as the cooker or power showers, making installation simple.
Lomond Homes believes that domestic optimisers offer RSLs and homeowners a good-value energy management solution, as Mr Grubb explained: “For a relatively low cost with a potentially short payback period Voltis Home can be installed, bringing instant benefits by reducing power bills and extending the life of appliances.
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The Lomond Homes properties are being constructed using its ‘Breathing Wall’ system utilising ‘Dynamic Insulation’ technology, which transforms external walls into heat exchangers, capturing escaping heat and using that to pre-warm incoming air, reducing the demand for space heating.
Housing Innovation Showcase 2012 runs from May 15-31, after which the properties will be tenanted. A key element of the project is a comprehensive monitoring of the performance of the different house systems and a comparative analysis of the benefits of different renewable energy options and other enhanced specifications on some of the properties.
For more information on the benefits of Voltis Home please visit www.savepowerathome.co.uk