Non-central Air Systems
Rather than using central-air systems that are less efficient and can spread contamination, NewVistas buildings purify and condition air in a decentralized manner.
Numerous small heat pumps draw fresh air into ducts built into the floors, where the air is filtered, sanitized with UV light, and heated or cooled.
Thus, every household module has its own mini air system. In public hallways and breezeways, air is separately processed every eight feet, with air flowing from floor to ceiling and back to the floor.
- Heat pumps can be used either in heating mode or cooling mode, as required by the user. When a heat pump is used for heating, it employs the same basic refrigeration-type cycle used by an air conditioner or a refrigerator but in the opposite direction, releasing heat into the conditioned space rather than the surrounding environment (Wikipedia).