Designing Spaces for Natural Ventilation Author : Ulrike Passe Publisher : Routledge Total Pages : 342 Release : 2015-03-12 ISBN 10 : 9781136664823 ISBN 13 : 1136664823 Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL GET BOOK Designing Spaces for Natural Ventilation Book Description: 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.