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Puretech Ventilation System



PanaHome Corporation Established in 1963, PanaHome Corporation traces its roots back to the passionate vision of Mr Konosuke Matsushita, founder of Panasonic Corporation, who believed in building quality houses to improve people’s lives. As the housing subsidiary of the Panasonic Group, PanaHome recorded consolidated net sales of 325.6 billion yen for the year ended 31 March 2015. PanaHome has built a total of about 470,000 residences in Japan over the past 50 years. It has expanded its business overseas, to Taiwan in 2010, Malaysia in 2012 and Indonesia in 2016. In 2015, it established PanaHome Asia Pacific Pte Ltd to strengthen its foothold in the housing industry across the Southeast Asia and Oceania region.

Indoor air accounts for about 60% of all substances taken in by humans daily. Therefore, PanaHome believes it is crucial for indoor air to be kept clean and healthy. PURETECH ventilation system was developed as a standard for houses built in Japan, following years of research and development. In Malaysia, air pollution caused by haze, soot, smoke and vehicle exhaust fumes can become a serious social problem if not effectively addressed. PanaHome will adopt PURETECH to Malaysian homes aimed at improving indoor air quality in the country. PURETECH ventilation system filters out dust and air pollutants, thus keeping indoor air fresh for home owners. The special Air-Tech filter can remove up to more than 95% of harmful air particles.



The original master plan envisioned a city functioning on its own grid with full carbon neutrality. However, the development was later hooked into the public system, and by 2016 its managers determined that the city would never reach net-zero carbon levels. Masdar is powered by a 22-hectare (54-acre) field of 87,777 solar panels with additional panels on roofs.

There are no light switches or water taps in the city; movement sensors control lighting and water to cut electricity and water consumption by 51 and 55 percent respectively. Gerard Evenden, the lead architect, says that the original plan for Masdar called for powering the entire city through on-site methods such as rooftop solar panels.

He said, “When we started this project, nobody had really looked at doing projects of this scale. Then you realise it’s much more efficient to build your solar field on the ground in the middle of the desert. You can send a man to brush them off every day, rather than having to access everyone’s buildings individually, and you can make sure that they are running at their absolute peak. It’s much better than putting them on every building in the city.”

Blowing sand has been a problem for its solar panels, so Masdar has been working with other companies to engineer surfaces with pores smaller than sand particles to stop them from sticking on the panels. Scientists at the Masdar Institute are also working on coatings that repel sand and bacteria for use on solar panels and in other applications.

Besides photovoltaics, concentrated solar power (CSP) plants are being explored. For example, so-called “beam down” CSP plants have been constructed to test the viability of use in the city.



HEPA + HEPA Filter-Equipped Ventilation System with ECO NAVI A PanaHome original, the HEPA + HEPA filter-equipped ventilation system with ECO NAVI is mounted with a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter, which removes PM0.5 airborne particulates—considered to have the greatest health implications among particulates designated PM2.5*1 —and has a filtration effi ciency of 99.97%*2 for particles 0.3 micrometers (µm) in diameter. This is the fi rst HEPA filter-equipped ventilation system to be offered as a standard feature in a prefabricated house in Japan*3 . The HEPA filter essentially keeps ultrafine particulates out of the house, thereby ensuring that indoor environmental air quality is safe and comfortable for both adults and children.



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