Integrated Cx

HP Bldgs

Zero Energy

 

Daylighting Cx

Daylighting

BECx & DLCx

DLCx Process

 

Natural Ventilation Cx

Nat'l Vent

NVCx_process

 

Natural Ventilation


Uniqueness

The commissioning of natural ventilation (NVCx) is in its infancy phases. This is similar to the relative infancy of availability of NV analysis tools and procedures.

 

Natural ventilation typically involves the integrated intraction of several buildings systems.

  • • Traditional construction processes ill-adapted to this.
  • • Difficulty of fixing problems once N Vsystems installed,
  • • So NVCx activities should focus on identifying & fixing problems beforehand.

 

 

 


Under Construction ...

This page is in a first draft state and in under construction.

Check back again in the near future.

 

 


Source: Adapted from ASHRAE/IES 90.1 Climate Zone Map

 

Natural ventilation can be used in the humid eastern US, but the postential for natural ventilation is generally higher in the dry western mountains, especially for night flushing of buildings, or marine west coast, where natural ventilation can apply much of the time.