Passive ventilation is a natural ventilation system that makes use of natural forces, such as wind and thermal buoyancy, to circulate air to and from an indoor space.
These ventilation systems work to regulate the internal air temperature as well as bring fresh air in and send stale air out. This is largely achieved through the opening and closing of windows and vents which act as a source of air as well as an exhaust.
3 ways that passive ventilation can work:
· Wind-driven ventilation – arising from different pressures created by winds around a building.
· Buoyancy-driven ventilation – created by forces resulting from the temperature difference between the interior and exterior of a building.
· Night Cooling - The heat absorbed by a building's exposed thermal mass during the day is released to the indoor air at night, after which it is purged by night ventilation.
Read more about night cooling.
5 key benefits of passive ventilation:
Passive ventilation is incredibly versatile. If you’re operating in an established building, there are many options for adding a passive ventilation solution to the systems you already have in place.
The new passive system will complement your existing system to ensure you still reap the rewards of utilizing natural forces.
If you’re building a new building from scratch, we can advise on the best options for a system with passive ventilation.
Almost all buildings can make use of passive ventilation including office buildings, schools, theatres, and hospitals. See examples of buildings with passive ventilation.
From the very beginning, we have been on a mission to ensure excellent and safe indoor climates through passive ventilation for the benefit of people, the environment and productivity.
We can also help you with your passive ventilation project.
We are professional passive ventilation consultants and suppliers. We can help you install a system in an existing structure or plan your passive system for a new building.
We’ll work closely with you to find the best passive ventilation system that suits your needs.
We’ve worked on a broad range of projects, implementing passive ventilation for various buildings including apartment complexes, office buildings, schools and hospitals.
We can also help you with a passive ventilation system in your building.
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