Natural ventilation in non-domestic buildings
This Applications Manual provides guidance on natural ventilation that is strategically important to architects, building services engineers, clients and their advisors.
This publication is a major revision of the Applications Manual (AM) first published in 1997. The original AM10 sought to capture the state of knowledge as it existed in the mid-90s and present it in a form suited to the needs of every member of the design team. Some 10 years on from the time whan the initial manual was conceived, the state of knowledge has increased, and experience in the design and operation of naturally ventilated buildings has grown. This revision of AM10 is therefore a timely opportunity to update and enhance the guidance offered to designers and users of naturally ventilated bulidings.
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Making Natural Ventilation Work
In some buildings, natural ventilation can also be used as an alternative to air conditioning plant to provide cooling. There are now a number of buildings in use in the UK that have been designed to make better use of natural ventilation in place of an air conditioning system.
This Guidance Note provides information for building managers and occupants to address these issues and optimise their natural ventilation systems. The guidance has been developed from discussions with facilities managers and building services engineers as well as from BSRIA's own experiences and consideration of other published material. Case studies have been developed to illustrate particular points, and details of natural ventilation related products are provided in the appendices.
Andrew Martin, Jason Fitzsimmons
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