La ventilation naturelle : développement d'un outil d'évalulation du potentiel de la climatisation passive et d'aide à la conception architecturale

Authors: Boivin, Hugues
Advisor: Potvin, André
Abstract: Natural ventilation is a passive strategy, i.e. without mechanical means, that can maintain a comfortable interior environment. The aim of the current research is to develop a method allowing designers to understand, at the preconceptual stage and in a cursory fashion, the influence of key architectural features on the capacity to cool down a building by natural ventilation. A computer based tool developed in the framework of this research, HUVENT, helps designers of naturally ventilated buildings to evaluate the effect of building orientation, opening localization and sizing. A validation study of the tool has been completed and is part of this master’s thesis. With the countdown on global warming well underway and keeping in mind that opportunities for natural ventilation will be increasingly restricted, this research presents the favourable period for passive cooling in Quebec climate.
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2007
Open Access Date: 13 April 2018
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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