Natural Ventilation

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There are three primary reasons to design a building for natural ventilation.

  • Energy savings can be dramatic.

  • Occupant satisfaction is usually very high.

  • Indoor air quality is significantly better.

So why isn’t natural ventilation just a given in every design? It usually has more to do with perception than with physics.

Here you’ll find an in-depth look at the benefits of and barriers to natural ventilation as well as strategies for smart design.

Natural Ventilation

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    If you practice "climate-responsive" design using features such as natural ventilation, daylighting and rainwater harvesting, then you're well ahead of the curve. But what climate are you designing for? This webcast assembles three top experts working on new tools to help navigate the design dilemmas we are facing today as a result of tomorrow's climate uncertainty.

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