Panasonic Triumphs at the HVR Awards with a Double Win


Panasonic Triumphs at the HVR Awards with a Double Win


Panasonic is thrilled to have won two categories at the HVR Awards 2023. The company collected the award for Domestic Heat Pump of the Year with the Aquarea L Series R290 heat pump, and also triumphed in Collaboration of the Year with Finn Geotherm for the installation of three Panasonic ECOi-W 210kW heat pumps at the University of West London (Paragon House).  Completing the accolades on the evening, Panasonic air-e with nanoeTM X Generator received the Highly Commended award in the Ancillary product category.

Paul Taylor, Head of Renewable Heating for Panasonic UK commented, “We are so pleased for Panasonic to be recognised in three categories at these highly acclaimed awards – two wins and a highly commended is fantastic! The new Aquarea L Series is designed to improve energy performance and uses a more natural refrigerant, R290, so it is great to see this technological innovation recognised. Working closely with partners is really important to us, so lovely to win for our collaboration with Finn Geotherm.  And of course, highly commended for our innovative air-e in-ceiling nanoe™ X generator, reflecting our company’s relentless effort to create technologies for a low-carbon society.”

The Aquarea L series of heat pumps makes use of the natural refrigerant R290, which has a Global Warming Potential (GWP) of only 3. The unit also boasts a redesigned construction of the outdoor unit providing a high level of safety, as the unit is sealed for easy and flexible installation.  The new L series also features a hydraulic link between the outdoor and indoor units plus boasts a high water  temperature of up to 75°C even at -10°C outdoors.

Paragon House Project with Finn Geotherm: Paragon House is an 11-storey multi-discipline teaching block adjacent to the M4, part of the University of West London’s (UWL) Brentwood campus. The University were looking to improve the building’s energy performance and switch to more sustainable heating to reduce their carbon footprint. Working in close collaboration, renewable heating experts, Finn Geotherm and Panasonic installed the three U210kW air source heat pumps, marking a groundbreaking first in Europe. As a result of collaboration, the estimated amount of energy to be saved per year is 1,058,000kWh and total amount of energy saved is expected to be over 500 tonnes of CO2 annually (taken with other two Panasonic installs at UWL).

Panasonic air-e with nanoeTMX Generator

The air-e is Panasonic’s first stand-alone nanoeTM X generator, which can be installed into a suspended ceiling, MF ceiling, or surface mounted (using the surface mount kit) to improve indoor air quality.  Suitable for all types of application where indoor air quality is a priority, this maintenance- and service-free fan unit produces hydroxyl radicals.  Abundant in nature hydroxyl radicals have the capacity to inhibit certain pollutants, viruses and bacteria to clean and deodorise the indoor air. nanoeTM X technology has been independently tested and verified with very positive results with many viruses and bacteria being inhibited by 99%.

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