Ensuring optimum ventilation performance is a vital part of building design. Prepared by recognized experts from Europe and the US, and published in association with the International Energy Agency's Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre (AIVC), this authoritative work provides organized, classified and evaluated information on advances in the key areas of building ventilation, relevant to all building types.
Complexities in airflow behaviour, climatic influences, occupancy patterns and pollutant emission characteristics make selecting the most appropriate ventilation strategy especially difficult. Recognizing such complexities, the editors bring together expertise on each key issue. From components to computer tools, this book offers detailed coverage on design, analysis and performance, and is an important and comprehensive publication in this field.
Building Ventilation will be an invaluable reference for professionals in the building services industry, architects, researchers (including postgraduate students) studying building service engineering and HVAC, and anyone with a role in energy-efficient building design.
Natural Ventilation in the Urban Environment
Analytical Methods and Computing Tools for Ventilation
Ductwork, Hygiene and Energy
Building Air Tightness: Research and Practice
Ventilation Performance Indicators and Targets
Hybrid Ventilation in Non-Residential Buildings
Ventilation for Comfort and Cooling: The State of the Art
The Effect of Ventilation on Health and Other Human Responses
Advanced Components for Ventilation
Ventilation Standards and Regulations