Ulrike Passe: Research into ventilating spaces naturally
Talk by ULRIKE PASSE is based on ten years of research into the fluid dynamics of air to develop a flow path for natural ventilation through buildings based on inherited knowledge as well as recent NSF funded research using high performance computing and computational fluid dynamics.
„Air is one of the four major classical elements and vital to human life. Ventilating an interior space is essential, yet most people know very little about how and why of the need for constant air exchanges in buildings. Ventilation itself is essential to human health, comfort, and well-being. Natural ventilation, if done right, can achieve all the above with much less energy than mechanical ventilation systems. When using exterior conditions properly, natural ventilation can provide a large amount of the required energy for free, without harm to climate and atmosphere. Naturally ventilated buildings need to be designed, operated, and controlled differently than mechanically ventilated buildings. In buildings designed to exploit natural ventilation, air must be able to flow freely through the building. Most importantly, natural ventilation needs to be designed, it cannot be added later."
Come and hear the talk on Thursday, June 6, 2019 @ 5PM to the Faculty of Architecture at the Czech Technical University in Prague (ČVUT, Thákurova 49 Prague 6).