Ireland's Electrical Magazine Issue 86


and meeting the exacting standards of the WELL certification. “As members of the WELL Institute ourselves, we are thrilled to be working with Rigby & Rigby and to be able to showcase our systems in such an architecturally unique environment. The calibre of air cleaning offered by OKTO resonated particularly strongly with the Rigby & Rigby team who place great emphasis on the level of wellbeing that can be curated in our homes.” Iain Johnson, Founder & CEO of Allect Design Group, commented, “We were looking to partner with an extremely sophisticated team and are fortunate to be working with Philip and the OKTO team on Lancelot House. There is a series of criteria that we set out to achieve and a balance between filtration, purification, size of installation and acoustic properties had to be met. Luckily with the expertise from OKTO, they have excelled on every level whilst being extremely proactive, collaborative and a pleasure to work with. I am confident that not only have we selected a team with tremendous technical know-how but we are working towards a common goal in providing a system which is intelligent and refined in the delivery of quality air. The measurement of this in our industry is very broad and we are able to confirm that this is the most sophisticated system we have seen and are very proud to be able to deliver this for our client!” Renowned for its full end-to-end service across BMS, lighting control, security, AV and IT for some of the UK’s finest hotels, super-prime developments and commercial spaces, OKTO Technologies launched its latest division ‘OKTOair’ in 2020. Air qualityCPD OKTO’s CPD covers air quality issues to provide a clear understanding of precisely what is in our air. It introduces air filtration systems and gives up-to-date information on the latest advances in technology within the wellness industry.

OKTOair has been selected to deliver andmanage a fully bespoke AQM system at the 17,000 sq ft Lancelot House in Knightsbridge; by luxury architecture, interior design and delivery studio Rigby & Rigby.

Led by AI-technology, the fully-automated system determines how best to manage the air to attain ideal conditions, automatically ventilating and cleaning the air. Internal sensors will also determine how many people are in each room (ensuring minimal noise disturbance) and how they are using the space. This information allows the master system to adjust accordingly while taking into account external factors such as outside temperature, humidity, vehicular pollution and pollen levels. The indoor air is then cleaned in the most bespoke and tailored way possible relative to the number of guests using the space and their personal habits. The system will adjust to accommodate the presence of lit candles or leftover pollutants from cleaning whilst any common flu or virus particles are filtered and removed. Acting as the client’s personal butler, this advanced system can provide residents with a ‘real time’ air quality reading via its intuitive dashboards, allowing them to ‘see’ the quality of the air they are breathing (analysing ultrafine contaminants measuring one 1,000th of the width of a human hair), both in and outside the property.

Designed to meet Rigby & Rigby’s exacting standards, engineers carried out rigorous testing to deliver a made-to-measure solution providing world-leading air filtration that runs at extremely low noise, pressure drop and energy levels. It will also allow users to adjust the airflow rates within the property, altering the number of air changes per hour based on household occupancy and air quality levels. Pre-set modes include; ‘purge’ (the fastest setting available), ‘normal’ (4-air changes per hour), standard (2-air changes per hour) and night (1 per hour). StayWELL Philip commented, “Ultra high-net-worth clients control everything in their lives down to the finest details and so far, the one thing they have not been able to control is the air they breathe, up until now. Indoor air pollution is an issue that has come to the fore in the past year and it is time developers and housebuilders recognised the impact superior air quality has on the health and wellbeing of its occupants. Rigby & Rigby is at the cutting edge of international real estate, embracing the role of wellbeing in residential design

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