Designing Spaces for Natural Ventilation

Designing Spaces for Natural Ventilation

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Buildings can breathe naturally, without the use of mechanical systems, if you design the spaces properly. This accessible and thorough guide shows you how in more than 260 color diagrams and photographs illustrating case studies and CFD simulations. You can achieve truly natural ventilation, by considering the building's structure, envelope, energy use, and form, as well as giving the occupants thermal comfort and healthy indoor air. By using scientific and architectural visualization tools included here, you can develop ventilation strategies without an engineering background. Handy sections that summarize the science, explain rules of thumb, and detail the latest research in thermal and fluid dynamics will keep your designs sustainable, energy efficient, and up-to-date.Lisa Heschong, Thermal Delight in Architecture (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1979). 4. CIBSE, Natural Ventilation in Non-domestic Buildings, CIBSE Application Manual AM10 (London: CIBSE Publications, 2007). 5. Beatriz Colomina and Maxanbsp;...

Title:Designing Spaces for Natural Ventilation
Author: Ulrike Passe, Francine Battaglia
Publisher:Routledge - 2015-03-24

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