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Ventilation

 

Designing and constructing an ecologically sound building, requires an eco-friendly ventilation system. Home ventilation can be improved by:

  • Ensuring windows, and ideally doors, are opened fully as often as possible.
  • Using breathable wall construction materials - air can pass through, without compromising the insulating advantage.
  • Internal ventilation systems - to extract moist, poor quality air and introduce clean dry air throughout the home.

People living in a naturally ventilated buildings feel more comfortable than in one that is air conditioned.

Dangers of Ventilation Systems

Severe, and fatal respiratory disease has resulted from poor ventilation systems that simply circulate the same stale air and potentially air-borne parasites and gases, throughout the work or living space.

 

Eco-Designed Air Conditioning Systems

More recently, air-conditioning systems incorporating innovative eco-design have been developed to shift air currents that become blocked, and release air through specially designed wind towers. Louvered vents in each room connect to the wind towers, which expel air outward. These systems also store heat from the circulating air and use it, if required, in tandem with solar heating systems.

These systems contribute to sustainable home design through using less electricity, and being more energy efficient.

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