Vent-Axia’s Kitchen Box Fan shortlisted in Energy Awards

Innovative British ventilation manufacturer Vent-Axia is delighted to announce that its Lo-Carbon EKF Kitchen Box Fan has been shortlisted in the Energy Efficient Product of the Year HVAC&R category at the Energy Awards 2014. This prestigious event, which recognises and rewards companies leading the way in reducing carbon emissions, takes place on 2nd December at the London Hilton on Park Lane.

The Energy Awards will bring together key personnel from across the industry to reflect on the major success stories during 2014 and to find out who is leading the way into the year ahead. The Awards themselves will be judged by a panel of experts from across the industry.

Vent-Axia’s cutting-edge Lo-Carbon EKF Kitchen Box Fan is an energy efficient kitchen ventilation solution. Fully compliant for ERP2015, it also meets the new Part L Building Regulation requirements for low Specific Fan Power (SFP).

Reliable and simple to install the EKF Fan has been designed to offer professional kitchens a simple solution to both energy saving and regulatory compliance. The EKF Kitchen Box Fan comfortably meets the requirements for kitchen ventilation systems, as set out in 2013 edition of the Non Domestic Buildings Compliance Guide, which calls for kitchen ventilation systems in both new and existing buildings to have an SFP of less than 1.0W/l/s.

The EKF Fan incorporates a highly efficient long-life EC motor coupled with an efficient backward curved impeller and an integral potentiometer that provides full manual speed control. These features reduce the Kitchen Box Fan’s energy and running costs by up to 44% when compared to AC motor fans with transformer speed control. As a result end-users will be delighted to experience a return, on the extra investment required to capitalise on this new technology, in as little as 12 months.

Developed for kitchen extract systems the EKF Fan is designed to operate continuously in elevated duct temperatures of up to 120°C. This innovative product has been designed specifically to accommodate energy efficient long-life EC motors to ensure running costs are reduced. This is possible because the EKF Fan’s motor is positioned outside the airstream, thus protecting it from grease and the high temperatures experienced in professional kitchens.

The Kitchen Box Fan also features a simple user-friendly potentiometer speed control giving end-users full control of the fan’s extract rate. This ensures that the air quality within the kitchen is kept at a suitable level for staff while maintaining efficiency levels and avoiding over ventilation. Alternatively the potentiometer can be replaced by a sensor with a 0-10v output for fully automated control of the air quality. The fan’s casing is also acoustically insulated so that it is quiet in operation providing comfortable ambience in an often hectic kitchen environment.

Designed for internal or external mounting as standard the Kitchen Box Fan also allows installation flexibility. Duct connections can be made in any direction, blowing straight through, or turning through 90° with the ducts positioned either vertically, horizontally or both, adding to its versatility.

This year’s Energy Awards have already received a record number of entries which will only add to what promises to be a memorable evening. For more information on the awards and details of how to book tickets please visit

For further information on the Lo-Carbon EKF Kitchen Box Fan, as well as other products and services offered by Vent-Axia, visit