Woods A.W., Short A., Gladstone L.
Bibliographic info:
RoomVent 2004, 9th international conference in University of Coimbra - Portugal, 5-8th september 2004, pp 4, 8 Fig., 2 Ref.

We describe the results of simple modelling and some laboratory experiments of the natural ventilation flows which can develop in an office building when air is supplied from a central atrium, passes through the floor-space of the building, and then vents through stacks at the perimeter of the building. We explore the flow in summer when pre-cooled air is supplied at the top of the atrium, in spring-autumn, when pre-cooling may not be required, and in winter when air is supplied from the base of the atrium, illustrating how such a dynamic design can extend the seasonal window for which natural ventilation is effective.