Specifying company: Luminus Group
Year installation: 2012

Background:  Cambridgeshire housing provider, Luminus Group required a sustainable heating and hot water system for their new development of apartments in Wisbech. The Ferry Project, a charity within the Luminus Group, helps homeless single adults in the Fenland area, by providing both emergency accommodation and longer-term help.

Project Challenge: A three storey block of flats owned by the group was identified as the location for a new residential site for the charity. The property has been converted into a six flat development consisting of ten bedrooms together with shared communal kitchens, bathrooms and living rooms. It was important that heating and hot water costs were kept to a minimum and ensure hot water supply could meet the demand, they needed a system that would be space saving and reduce the running costs associated with electric storage heating.  

Solution: The Panasonic’s Aquarea High Temperature 12kW split units were specified for this project.  The Aquarea HT offers outstanding performance, even at very low outside temperatures. The HT can produce 65°C hot water even down to -15°C. The HT is also very quiet in operation with no noise inside the house as there is no double stage compression.

Building Energy analysis: Panasonic has achieved excellent performance using only single stage compression by optimising the Aquarea HT for use with the environment-friendly refrigerant gas R407C. R407C works on much higher temperatures than R410A, which means the HT can produce hot water at 65°C using only one stage of compression while still maintaining high system efficiency.

3rd Party Comments: John Conroy, Maintenance Manager at the Luminus Group said “Luminus Group is committed to providing a premium brand service to our customers.  When we looked at a sustainable heating and hot water system for our apartments in Wisbech, we wanted a company that shared our vision and were able to supply an innovative solution. The success of this project was due to an excellent product underpinned by great teamwork.”

Installation Data
Range: Aquarea
Product: HT