Natural Ventilation Solutions
Sustainable Building Design
With climate change an established and worrying fact the world is now rushing to meet a target of Net Carbon Zero by 2050. Effectively we reach net zero when the amount of carbon dioxide that we add is no more than the amount taken away. This is not only a legal target for 2050, as set out by the Paris agreement, but also a great aspirational goal that is being adopted by responsible businesses all across the globe
Over the next 3 decades what we do to get to net zero will have a major impact on the world we live in. Together it is believed that building and construction are responsible for 39% of all carbon emissions in the world, with operational emissions (from energy used to heat, cool and light buildings) accounting for 28%. Reducing energy consumption in buildings has therefore become a key target.
Whilst recognising this we also understand the contrasting need to provide a natural healthy indoor environment. With air conditioning a key energy consumer in buildings then moving away from mechanical driven systems is an understandable strategic goal.
In our quest to provide environmentally friendly solutions we have key ally in the form of natural ventilation.
Pure and Hybrid Natural Ventilation Solutions
Natural ventilation, unlike mechanical fan forced ventilation, simply uses the natural pressure differential force of air movement, wind and buoyancy to deliver a steady supply of fresh air for building ventilation and cooling.
Naturally ventilating a building offers the best of both worlds combining little or no energy consumption with low capital costs whilst still providing adequate fresh air and temperature conditions throughout the year. With plant room also eliminated, services space minimised and lower service and maintenance costs, Natural Ventilation now makes for one the most practical choices of the day.
Natural ventilation therefore is, not surprisingly, one of the preferred ventilation solutions in the School building programme with the primary drive to embody sustainability, buildability and energy efficiency.
Natural ventilation systems offer distinct advantages over traditional forced air movement in all of these key areas.
Details on our passive and hybrid solutions can be researched by following the links below or browsing the products menu tab above.
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Passive Natural Ventilation
Hybrid Natural Ventilation
Natural Ventilation with fan power assistance
Hybrid Roof Terminals
Natural roof vent with fan power assistance
Hybrid Heat Recovery
Natural Ventilation with heat recovery
Gilberts Mistrale Natural Ventilation Solutions are design led technologies incorporating patented features which position them at the leading edge of modern natural ventilation design. Suitable for both stack effect and wind driven systems Mistrale comprises of all of the key the components you will need to design a robust, efficient and extremely effective natural ventilation system.
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