Natural Ventilation in Europe

We introduce here the work of Brian Dean (SMBT ’01), an alumnus of our research group who in the year 2000 set off to Europe to understand how come Europeans are designing far more naturally ventilated buildings than Americans, and find ways to successfully implement natural ventilation in the US. (Find his thesis here.)

He visited several buildings in Denmark, Genrmany, the Netherlands and the UK (some of them pretty famous, like the Commerzbank building in Frankfurt, and WindowMaster headquarters in Vedbaek), interviewed facilities staff and occupants, and took a very close look of the components of each system. His trip is thoroughly documented in the following link, and strongly recommend visiting it.

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