May 29th, 2015
Domestic air conditioning unit

IBD has successfully designed a highly energy efficient heating and ventilation system for a large self-build SIP (structural insulated panel) residential property, comprising some 550m2 of living accommodation, near Crowcombe Heathfield in Somerset. IBD won this project with a system designed to meet in full the property owner’s eco-energy efficiency requirements using the most suitable, high quality products.

IBD is a Daikin Renewables Partner and was originally appointed on the basis of extensive experience in domestic and commercial heating and air conditioning systems, air source heat pumps and underfloor heating technology. IBD offers the complete Daikinrenewable heating and air conditioning products range, including the Altherma air source heat pumps range, condensing units and VRV commercial air conditioning products. Using these products, IBD provides property owners with very affordable levels of comfort whilst also ensuring that CO2 emissions are minimised.

At the Crowcombe Heathfield property, IBD’s solution consists of two 16kW Daikin air source heat pumps, two 300 litre hot water cylinders, each with three solar panels. They provide heating to an underfloor heating system that includes 2.5km of underfloor heating pipe and runs throughout the property. Programmable thermostats with LCD displays and an IBD central control system ensure that the system is always operating at peak performance and efficiency.

A whole house mechanical heat recovery ventilation system (MVHR) has also been included. Mechanical ventilation with heat recovery greatly reduces heat losses and is also essential in SIP construction houses to improve air quality and prevent the risk of condensation.