19 Mar 2014

Engineering Guide for Natural Ventilation

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There is still reluctance from various parts of the building industry
to change design strategies to more natural ones.
The reasons cited by reluctant designers are varied, and include the following:

• Naturally ventilated buildings can be more difficult to control
• Naturally ventilated buildings are subject to higher risks of overheating in summer and cold drafts in winter
• Naturally ventilated buildings cannot control humidity
• Naturally ventilated buildings cannot be used as easily in noisy environments
• Naturally ventilated buildings are unable to filter the air
• Naturally ventilated buildings tend to consume significant amounts of energy in winter in order to condition the ventilation air

The following engineering design guide address above concerns and guides engineers & HVAC designers to implement the correct natural ventilation solution.
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