The Commission is in the process of updating some of the content on this website in light of the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union. If the site contains content that does not yet reflect the withdrawal of the United Kingdom, it is unintentional and will be addressed.

Night ventilation strategies

Share this Post:
Addressing successful solutions to counterbalance the energy and environmental effects of air conditioning is a strong requirement for the future. Possible solutions involve the use of passive cooling techniques and in particular of heat and solar protection techniques, heat amortisation and heat dissipation techniques. Recent research has shown that night ventilation techniques may contribute highly to improve thermal comfort in free floating and decrease the cooling energy consumption of air conditioned buildings. The present document presents the principles of night ventilation, the main limitations of the technique, the expected performance, tools to size and analyse the energy potential of night cooling techniques, and finally some succesfull case studies.
Ventilation Information Paper VIP 04 of the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre (AIVC) of the International Energy Agency (IEA)