plays an important role in achieving net zero targets. It offers a significant reduction in operational and embodied carbon when compared to other heating and cooling solutions available on the market.
Net zero can only be achieved by both increasing the amount of non-fossil energy and by reducing demand. The Dutch Green Building Council have calculated that for the world to meet the COP21 Paris Agreement, energy use will need to reduce by 60%. This is called the ‘Paris proof’ concept.
achieves a 63% reduction in energy use for air conditioning when compared to a traditional fan coil unit, one of the commonest forms of air conditioning in use in the UK. This neatly ties in with the Paris proof concept.
The bigger carbon impact is from materials and manufacture.
Using the basic calculation method, Artus is 251.8kgCO2e. This has been achieved due to the efficiency of air part design, treading a balance between surface area for heat transfer and fan speed.
Due to the super slow running of the fan, has an extended design life compared to comparable systems . So, not only is there less embodied carbon associated with materials and manufacture, Artus has been conscientiously designed and built to last.
10,000sqm office project
25-year service life
Operational carbon saving over service life of
1,335 tonnes CO2e (reduction of 43%)
Embodied carbon saving over service life of
66 tonnes CO2e (reduction of 64%)