Elta Fans' Mori dMEV decentralised mechanical extract ventilation unit has been shortlisted for the H&V News 'Domestic H&V Product of the Year – Sustainability and Safety' award.

Considered to be the building services industry's equivalent of the Oscars, the awards represent the best companies and products in their fields.

Elta Fans is delighted to have made the shortlist for the award with a product that has been painstakingly designed and developed over a two year period, ahead of its launch in 2014.

During the 24 month development and testing programme every aspect of the product's design was scrutinised. For the impeller alone, in excess of 35, 3D models were created. These were reduced to 19 prototypes, the final one becoming the Mori dMEV unique 'bladelet' impeller. This unrelenting attention to detail was applied to all aspects of the design, development, construction and testing of the unit.

The innovative Mori dMEV conforms to System 3 ventilation types and is suitable for the extraction of stale air either direct or through short length ducting. The unit provides market leading SFP, some 30% below the nearest competition at the time of testing, and minimal noise emissions.

Colin Hone, Head of UK Residential Sales, said: "Everyone here is excited about our nomination. The Mori dMEV is the most efficient dMEV unit ever produced and has provided our dedicated residential ventilation team with a fantastic product which has been very well received in the market."

The prestigious awards, which celebrate their 21st anniversary this year, will be announced on Thursday 16 April at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London.

Elta Fans is part of the £90 million Elta Group, a family of businesses with operations in six countries on four continents which, together with a network of international distributors, provides quality fans and related air movement equipment to customers worldwide.