Liddament M.W.
Bibliographic info:
Proceedings of the 2nd International Congress on Building Energy Management 30 May-3 June 1983 Iowa USA 11pp. 7 figs. 8 refs. #DATE 30:05:1983 in English

Uses a validated multi-cell mathematical model of air infiltration to analyse the influence of various ventilation strategies on air distribution and energy demands. Assesses the performance of both natural and mechanical systems for two sets of climatic conditions and for two levels of airtightness. Shows that natural ventilation rates are highly dependent on climate. Additionally, air movement is a function of wind direction and stack effect. Mechanical ventilation provides good air distribution but climatic conditions have an important influence on its potential for cost effectiveness.