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Zeroth LCA Awards

Zeroth LCA Awards

The Zeroth Energy System from Glen Dimplex Heating & Ventilation, selected as a finalist in London Construction Awards (LCAs) technological innovation award category, offers an innovative new approach to heating and cooling city apartments in multi-occupancy residential buildings. Zeroth creates comfortable temperatures within apartments and reduces overheating in communal areas – both common challenges modern apartment block builders need to address in their designs.

By creating a series of ‘energy loops’ within a building, Zeroth replaces conventional high temperature systems with a cool, low pressure system, maintained by the building’s central plant room. Low temperature water flows around the building’s main loop to each apartment, which all have their own ‘mini loop’ where an individual heat pump produces heated or chilled water to the desired temperature. The water can then be passed to fan coils, which deliver warm or cold air into a room through vents in the ceiling or wall, or to underfloor heating, or smart electrical, fan-assisted wet radiators. What is more, the cost of heating system losses is no longer spread across all residents, which means they only pay for the heating or cooling they use. 

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