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Natural Ventilation for the Sustainable Tall Office Buildings of the Future

Ayşin Sev; Görkem Aslan

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    <dct:title>Natural Ventilation for the Sustainable Tall Office Buildings of the Future</dct:title>
    <dct:issued rdf:datatype="">2014</dct:issued>
    <dcat:keyword>Tall office building</dcat:keyword>
    <dcat:keyword>natural ventilation</dcat:keyword>
    <dcat:keyword>energy efficiency</dcat:keyword>
    <dcat:keyword>double-skin façade</dcat:keyword>
    <dcat:keyword>stack ventilation</dcat:keyword>
    <dcat:keyword>air conditioning.</dcat:keyword>
    <dct:issued rdf:datatype="">2014-07-04</dct:issued>
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    <dct:description>&lt;p&gt;Sustainable tall buildings that provide comfortable,&lt;br&gt; healthy and efficient indoor environments are clearly desirable as the&lt;br&gt; densification of living and working space for the world&amp;rsquo;s increasing&lt;br&gt; population proceeds. For environmental concerns, these buildings&lt;br&gt; must also be energy efficient. One component of these tasks is the&lt;br&gt; provision of indoor air quality and thermal comfort, which can be&lt;br&gt; enhanced with natural ventilation by the supply of fresh air. Working&lt;br&gt; spaces can only be naturally ventilated with connections to the&lt;br&gt; outdoors utilizing operable windows, double facades, ventilation&lt;br&gt; stacks, balconies, patios, terraces and skygardens. Large amounts of&lt;br&gt; fresh air can be provided to the indoor spaces without mechanical&lt;br&gt; air-conditioning systems, which are widely employed in&lt;br&gt; contemporary tall buildings.&lt;br&gt; This paper tends to present the concept of natural ventilation for&lt;br&gt; sustainable tall office buildings in order to achieve healthy and&lt;br&gt; comfortable working spaces, as well as energy efficient&lt;br&gt; environments. Initially the historical evolution of ventilation&lt;br&gt; strategies for tall buildings is presented, beginning with natural&lt;br&gt; ventilation and continuing with the introduction of mechanical airconditioning&lt;br&gt; systems. Then the emergence of natural ventilation due&lt;br&gt; to the health and environmental concerns in tall buildings is handled,&lt;br&gt; and the strategies for implementing this strategy are revealed. In the&lt;br&gt; next section, a number of case studies that utilize this strategy are&lt;br&gt; investigated. Finally, how tall office buildings can benefit from this&lt;br&gt; strategy is discussed.&lt;/p&gt;</dct:description>
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