While there are many historical examples of successful naturally ventilated buildings, standards for indoor climate have tended to emphasise active, mechanical airflow systems rather than passive natural systems. Despite its importance, knowledge about the performance of naturally ventilated buildings has remained comparatively sparse. With ten key research papers this book seeks to address this lack of information.
Foreword. Preface. The sense of beauty. From homogeneity to heterogeneity. Specifying environmental conditions for naturally ventilated buildings. The user's role in environmental control: some reflections on theory in practice. Environmental criteria for naturally ventilated buildings. Against the draft CEN standard: pr ENV 1752. An adaptive approach to thermal comfort criteria. Natural ventilation: prediction, measurement and design reality. Specifying environmental conditions for naturally ventilated buildings. Natural ventilation in a large mixed mode building. Illustration acknowledgements. Index.