Natural Ventilation in Buildings
A Design Handbook
Edited by Francis Allard, Mat Santamouris
Routledge – 1998 – 366 pages
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.
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
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.