9. Natural ventilation

Published:  14 January, 2009

Monodraught
55 Monodraught Windcatchers on the roof of this building on Kennington Park Business Centre in London provide natural ventilation, with cooling, for offices on the third floor.
Taking energy-using plant out of a building is certainly one way to cut back carbon emissions. A well-planned natural-ventilation project will allow a building owner to do just this. Natural ventilation uses the forces of wind and buoyancy to drive fresh air into buildings. It is arguably more an approach than a technology, but products can be designed to help the process carry out tasks such as filtering pollutants that may be caught up in the air. With legislation increasingly favouring natural, low-carbon solutions, could natural ventilation be the H&V technology to claim the crown of carbon champion?



comments powered by Disqus

Search

Welcome

Welcome to Modern Building Services Online, the web edition of Modern Building Services (MBS) journal and the UK's most popular Building Services engineering site. Modern Building Services covers the entire Building Services Engineering industry. This site contains archived content from the journal, plus web-specific content.

When you go to our digital edition, you can also access the archive of digital editions.
August 2017: DIGITAL EDITION
ARCHIVE OF DIGITAL EDITIONS

Modern Building services has a group
on Linkedin - join us!

Construction Week

Show

Jobs

  • Field Sales Executive

    Successful professional technical salesperson required to sell to consultants and contractors. Unique opportunity to sell ultra-low energy, patented technology, ventilation products from a UK manufacturer. ...

  • Property Surveyor

    Property Surveyor/ Building Service Surveyor needed to work within the Technical Services team for the management of water hygiene/ legionella risk within DCC's property portfolio. We are looking for an experienced and dynamic team member to join our T......

more jobs »

Poll

"Is the Building Services industry lagging behind in the implementation of BIM?"



Calendar