SAV’s AirMaster mechanical ventilation with heat recovery (MVHR) units have been selected to provide filtered fresh air for residents at the Manor Grange care home in Edinburgh. AirMaster units were specified by The Keenan Consultancy for their ability to meet stringent criteria relating to indoor air quality, comfort, noise levels and aesthetics.
Located to the west of Edinburgh city centre, Manor Grange’s ethos centres on ensuring its residents enjoy home comforts through person-centred care within high quality accommodation. The home is constructed over two floors with sealed glazing units in common areas, so that maintaining good indoor air quality without draughts was a primary consideration.
The 10 AirMaster units installed in various spaces within the building supply fresh air, filtered to M5 standard to prevent entry of particulates from outside. At the same time they remove contaminants and odour generated within the building. Filtration of both incoming and outgoing air also avoids fouling of surfaces to safeguard heat exchange efficiency.
Attenuation of at least 49dB minimises ingress of traffic noise from nearby Pinkhill. The units themselves are inherently quiet (35dBA at 1m) which avoids disturbance to residents.
AirMasters also provide close temperature control, an important consideration when caring for the elderly, as is avoidance of draughts. The latter is achieved by the automatic inlet temperature control provided by AirMaster units, combined with air distribution using the Coanda effect to provide a smooth flow of air across the ceiling.
Given the high aesthetic quality of Manor Grange’s interiors, all of the AirMaster units have been sited discreetly to minimise visual impact.