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Natural ventilation in the modern hospital.

Singh J.M., 1980
air change rate | building design | tracer gas | hospital | krypton | natural ventilation
Bibliographic info: CIBS Symposium "Natural ventilation by design" London 2nd. December 1980 p.45-54
Languages: English

Assesses the role of natural ventilation in modern hospitals. Considers optimum standards of air change rates for winter and summer conditions and reviews factors within the hospital context that are likely to affect the achievement of natural ventilation. Notes an air change rate of 1.5/hr. is usually assumed for heat loss calculation. Finds cross ventilation is unlikely to be achieved and designs should be based on single sided ventilation. Reports tracer gas measurements of natural ventilation in Southland Hospital, Shoreham by Sea. Discusses reduction of natural ventilation by blinds.

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