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Natural Ventilation in Buildings

A Design Handbook

Edited by Francis Allard, Mat Santamouris

Routledge – 1998 – 366 pages

Series: BEST (Buildings Energy and Solar Technology)

Purchasing Options:

  • Hardback:
    978-1-873936-72-6
    February 1st 1998
    Out-of-print

Description

The benefits - environmental, economic and health - of ventilating buildings naturally, rather than mechanically, are becoming increasingly recognized. Approaches can be high- or low-tech but need to be a part of an integrated design approach. A range of technical barriers, such as building codes, fire regulations and acoustics, also need to be taken into account. This handbook describes the potential of natural ventilation, its appropriate use, the design and dimensioning methodologies, the need for an integrated design approach, and how to overcome barriers.

Contents

Preface * Introduction * Fundamentals of Natural Ventilation * Prediction Methods * Diagnostic Techniques * Critical Barriers * Design Guidelines and Technical Solutions for Natural Ventilation * Naturally Ventilated Buildings * The AIOLOS Software * Index

Author Bio

The work was edited by Francis Allard of the University of La Rochelle based on the contributions of the participants in AIOLOS, a European-funded project. The work has been coordinated by Mat Santamouris from the University of Athens, Greece, and involved experts in numerous European Countries.

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Description: Edited by Francis Allard, Mat Santamouris. The benefits - environmental, economic and health - of ventilating buildings naturally, rather than mechanically, are becoming increasingly recognized. Approaches can be high- or low-tech but need to be a part of an integrated design approach. A range of...
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