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CIBSE Natural Ventilation News - September 2014

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This Newsletter released by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) Natural Ventilation Group Management Committee, aims to inform members and potential members of the work being undertaken by the Group to benefit the discipline of natural ventilation within CIBSE.


Contents include:


  • Is the atrium our friend?

The article looks at the effect of atriums attached to buildings and concludes that whilst the atrium may have complex feedbacks between different zones which can result in unwanted flow patterns, under-ventilation and overheating, particularly on the top floors, a careful design has the potential to constitute a visually impressive and vital functional element in world-leading low-energy buildings.


  • AIVC Workshop: Quality of Methods for Measuring Ventilation and Air Infiltration in Buildings. A review of an AIVC seminar help in Brussels on 18 March, 2014.

A summary report of the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre (AIVC) Workshop “Quality of Methods for Measuring Ventilation and Air Infiltration in Buildings” held in Brussels on  March 18, 2014.


  • Modelling Air Movement: CFD Simulation vs. Experimental Methods. A review of a group seminar help in London on 30 April, 2014.

A summary report of a joint seminar with the CIBSE Building Simulation Group, held in London on April 30, 2014.


Please visit the CIBSE natural ventilation group website to download the newsletter at: