Façade as Ventilation: Moving beyond Open Windows
AirFlow Panels supply air and recover energy on commercial building façades, improving air quality while reducing energy and space requirements.
An open window is arguably the best way to bring fresh air into a building—when the weather is right.
But those conditions are rare in many parts of the world, so commercial buildings use centralized air handling units (AHUs) to bring in air. These systems modify the air temperature and humidity, and distribute it via ductwork to the building using large, energy-intensive fans.
Published March 8, 2017