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Making natural ventilation work (GN 7/2000)

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Notes the operational, environmental and cost benefits provided by natural ventilation for non-domestic buildings, but points out that the increased implementation of natural ventilation is threatened by poor management and operation in the use of natural ventilation strategies....

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Overview

Notes the operational, environmental and cost benefits provided by natural ventilation for non-domestic buildings, but points out that the increased implementation of natural ventilation is threatened by poor management and operation in the use of natural ventilation strategies. Provides information to help building managers and occupants address these issues and optimise their natural ventilation systems.

The guidance is based on discussions with facilities managers and building services engineers as well as BSRIA's own experience and published material. Presents case studies illustrating particular points. Supplies details of natural ventilation-related products in appendices.

Section headings are - Understanding natural ventilation, General operational issues, Restricted ventilation and stagnant areas, Overcooling/draughts, Non-operation of vents, Overheating.

Product details

  • Publisher: BSRIA
  • Published: June 2000
  • Authors: Martin A. & Fitzsimmons J.
  • ISBN-10: 0860225534
  • ISBN-13: 9780860225539