Heat Recovery Ventilation or HRV is a system that brings in fresh air, and uses the exhaust air to heat it up to roughly 70% of the interior temperature. This provides clean fresh air without losing all of the airs heat energy. In very airtight, super-insulated structures, this system is necessary and effective. It reduces heating and cooling costs greatly and saves energy.
Thomas Paquette Studio – An HRV was used in this space to provide fresh air, as well as exhaust chemical fumes from paints and solvents. The system can be set to change the air at a preset interval, or activated manually when necessary.