Increasing concerns surrounding the cost and environmental impact of energy use means that natural ventilation offers an advantageous solution. It can help to cost-effectively provide clean and comfortable conditions for building occupants without the use of mechanical systems.
Natural ventilation in buildings can reduce both construction and operation costs and mitigate the energy consumption costs associated with traditional air cooling systems.
Passive stack ventilation is an effective natural ventilation strategy. When warm air rises, it creates a slight vacuum in a building’s lower levels. This draws fresh air in through the windows in the ground floor, creating a natural airflow.
Using computer modelling techniques, CES can provide quantitative guidance on the effectiveness of natural ventilation in developments and how it can be enhanced to help provide thermal comfort to occupants. Our sophisticated models enable us to provide advice on anything from the position and size of window openings to the optimisation of stack ventilation schemes.
Natural ventilation systems also offer the additional advantage of reduced maintenance requirements during a building’s lifecycle when compared to the demands of traditional mechanical systems.
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