Naturally Ventilated Healthcare

Natural Ventilation Potential – HVAC Savings: Potential for energy savings varies depending on the climatic region, and on whether fan assisted ventilation is used.
Window Configuration Studies: Certain window configurations are much more effective at driving airflow through a patient room than others.
Providing natural ventilation can be as simple as providing a window for increased perception of environmental control for increased patient healing or could be combined with building management systems to work in emergencies to provide ventilation and cooling when power is lost.
Ventilating shared public spaces in a patient ward/ floor is greatly impacted by the available area of façade in which to locate windows along with the height of an internal ventilation shaft.