Another distinguishing Passivhaus feature of the development is Heat Recovery Ventilation (HRV). HRV delivers constant filtered, fresh air to living and sleeping areas, whilst extracting stale air from kitchen and wet areas.
An inbuilt heat exchanger swaps the heat from incoming supply air to outgoing exhaust air in the summer, keeping the interior space cool, while in winter it works in reverse to keep the warmth inside.
As well as creating thermal comfort, HRV makes for a quiet, clean, dust-free interior, which is a huge benefit in city dwellings.
Completed in May 2019, The Fern serviced apartments are a quiet, serene oasis in what is an otherwise busy, inner-city neighbourhood - and as such, might just be the template for comfortable, contemplative living in our increasingly densified urban environment.
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