Adaptive natural ventilation is most effectively implemented through strategic design and integration of openings within the building envelope; implementing natural ventilation can steer building design at concept stage or can be retro-fitted to an existing building, even on existing windows. The fundamental principles of wind driven and stack ventilation, using the strategies of cross and single sided ventilation, are implemented into Atria, external facades and internal screens, with a combination of product components.
Atria are used as entrance spaces in larger hospitals. They provide natural ventilation and daylight and thus save energy.
External facades are used in a natural ventilation strategy to provide openings for either single sided or cross ventilation.
Within health sector buildings, internal glazed screens are primarily introduced to provide additional light into deep plan spaces.