Natural Ventilation

We have developed a system to increase the use of our moderate weather  patterns to provide building comfort. We accomplished this by:

  • Turning the building relief system inside out to allow a path for  air to travel through the building even when doors are closed. Relief  air is forced through sound lined ducts into connecting corridors which  have vertical shafts to allow air to travel to the high clerestory  spaces throughout the building.
  • Releasing air from the clerestory spaces with mechanical  support fans to maintain proper building environment. This can also be  accomplished by having automatic operators attached to clerestory  windows so they can be opened by the energy management system.
  • Taking into account of prevailing winds and weather patterns when locating windows.
  • Providing ceiling fans for localized control of air movement without adjusting the temperature controls.
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