Green Homes Compliance Scheme - Ventilation

By Lucy Holland on Wed 21 October 2020

The Green Homes Compliance scheme aims to make it as easy as possible for installers to identify the correct ventilation solution. Airflow, as a member of BEAMA, have contributed to this initiative and have a wide variety of compliant solutions. 

The Green Homes Grant scheme is a Government backed Initiative providing vouchers to help fund energy efficiency measures in both primary and secondary categories. This includes double glazing, insulation, and draught-proofing. These measures aim to help homes reduces the amount of heat escaping. However, they will also reduce the amount of air that is able to naturally leak out of the house. Many existing homes rely on this air leakage to provide constant air changes which remove pollutants and moisture in the indoor air, which is known to cause health issues. Any installer working under the Green Homes Grant scheme needs to be a registered and accredited under the Gov scheme. They then have the legal requirement to ensure that the indoor air quality of a home is not made worse by adding insulation, double glazing or draught-proofing measures. For any building work on existing homes the Building Regulations require that “the rest of the building should not be made less satisfactory in relation to the requirements (including ventilation) than before the work was carried out.”

Government guidance on the scheme makes it clear that subsidy received by consumers in the form of the Green Homes Grant voucher can be used to cover “reasonable enabling work to support the retrofit.” A specific item listed in this guidance is repairing and improving controlled ventilation. This means that the provision of ventilation alongside insulation can form part of the grant.

Airflow, as a member of BEAMA, have contributed to the 'Green Homes Compliance Scheme' which outlines the suitable ventilation products that meet and exceed building standard - it covers bathrooms, toilets, un-suites and kitchens. The scheme also differentiates the application type, including through the wall, inline and ceiling applications. The aim of this compliance scheme is to make it as easy as possible for installers to identify products that will delivery effective ventilation. It is also worth noting that the most important thing is a fans installed performance and its ability to over come any resistance the fan faces when installed.  The Ventilation Compliance guide can be found here

 

Airflow has a long list of products that are compliant under the Green Homes Compliance Scheme: 

Toilet fans - deliver 6 l/s when tested in accordance with the Green Homes Compliance Scheme Test Protocol:

iCON 15
iCON 15S
iCON Fan Modules
Aria 100B
Aria 100T
Aria 100HT
Aria 100MST
Aria Quiet 100B
Aria Quiet 100T
Aria Quiet 100HT
Aria Quiet 100MST
Aura Toilet 100B
Aura Toilet 100T
Aura Toilet 100HT
Aura Toilet 100MST
Aventa AV100B
Aventa AV100T


Bathroom/en-suite fans - deliver 15 l/s when tested in accordance with the Green Homes Compliance Scheme Test Protocol:

iCON 15
iCON 15S
iCON 30
iCON 30S
iCON Fan Modules
QuietAir QT100B
QuietAir QT100T
QuietAir QT100HT
QuietAir QT100MST
Loovent eco T
Loovent eco HT
Loovent eco MST
Aventa AV100B
Aventa AV100T
Aria Quiet 100B
Aria Quiet 100T
Aria Quiet 100HT
Aria Quiet 100MST
Aria 100B
Aria 100T
Aria 100HT
Aria 100MST
Aura Bathroom 125B
Aura Bathroom 125T
Aura Bathroom 125HT
Aura Bathroom 125MST


Utility room  fans - deliver 30 l/s when tested in accordance with the Green Homes Compliance Scheme Test Protocol:

QuietAir QT120B
QuietAir QT120T
QuietAir QT120HT
QuietAir QT120MST
Aventa AV125B
Aventa AV125T


Kitchen fans - deliver 60 l/s when tested in accordance with the Green Homes Compliance Scheme Test Protocol:

iCON 60
iCON Fan Modules
QuietAir QT150B
QuietAir QT150T
QuietAir QT150HT
QuietAir QT150VS
Aura Kitchen 150B
Aura Kitchen 150T
Aura Kitchen 150HT
Aura Kitchen 150MST
Maxivent eco P
Maxivent eco T
Maxivent eco H
Aventa AV150B
Aventa AV150T