Meeting Ventilation Requirements – Now and in The Future

Issues relating to condensation and mould remain prevalent given the association of health and wellbeing with indoor air quality, but heighten as legislation mandates tighter building envelopes to achieve decarbonisation.

Social landlords are being encouraged to build to Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) Band A – the highest energy efficiency rating. Meeting these increased environmental standards will protect households from high energy bills, whilst lowering carbon emissions.

However, change is afoot. After an extended consultation period, the confirmation of the interim Future Homes and Building Standard (FHBS) is to be implemented. Utilising the new Home Energy Model (HEM), this sets out ambitious targets of reducing levels of carbon in new homes by 75% by 2025.

It is also likely that Approved Documents relating to ventilation will be revised, including further emphasis on environmental conditions, such as acoustics, overheating and indoor air quality. At EnviroVent, we are positioned closely to all relevant industry trade associations to influence and understand the compliance needs of the future.

The current housing shortage has seen the Build Social campaign calling for a vast increase in new homes across the UK. Social housing providers are also under increasing pressure to deliver airtight homes with good indoor air quality, quickly and sustainably.

Housing output delivered through Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) is increasing, with volumetric and timber frame style construction being preferred to ensure a quick and airtight build. Our experience in providing low carbon, bespoke ventilation systems for modular homes is proving invaluable as this building method grows in popularity.

A ventilation partner that you can trust

When it comes to meeting stringent compliance requirements within social housing stock, providers need a ventilation partner they can trust. We demonstrate the expertise and capability to be that trusted partner, ensuring all requirements are met and futureproofed for indoor air quality and sustainability.