Natural Ventilation

28 April 2010

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM


Armada House Conference Centre, Bristol


Ventilation is a critical factor in determining the environmental performance of buildings, from energy use to the health and comfort of the occupants. Natural ventilation schemes allow air movement through buildings without the need for high-energy fans to drive the flow.

It is often enhanced by pre-cooling or pre-heating the air, and in some cases it may supplement a mechanical ventilation system to form a hybrid ventilation scheme.

This seminar will introduce delegates to the principles and practice of natural ventilation using state of the art laboratory and computer modelling techniques, and monitored case studies. It will also give delegates the opportunity to apply the ideas presented in a series of

case studies and aim to:

• Bring together Architects and Engineers interested in using design concepts for low

energy loads for buildings

• Introduce the concepts of natural ventilation in buildings and the challenges of its


• Provide a forum for current design problems to be discussed

• Introduce new techniques available for the design of low energy buildings to comply with

Building Regulations Parts F and L.

Speakers: Professor Andrew Woods and Dr Shaun Fitzgerald, BP Institute, University of Cambridge

Prof Woods has extensive experience in the modelling of air flow through buildings and has published numerous articles on the fundamentals of natural ventilation.

Dr Fitzgerald is an Engineer who has undertaken fundamental research in natural ventilation and

worked on low energy buildings providing consulting design services for clients ranging from FTSE100

firms to small architectural practices.

CPD record:
3 hours of formal CPD

Professional Context; Sustainable Architecture and Construction Skills; Technical



Fees (including VAT at 17.5%):

Pay-as-you-go Fees (per seminar) – 17.5% VAT applies

RIBA members £55.00 + VAT (£64.63) Students members £27.50 + VAT (£32.31)

Non-members £65.00 + VAT (£76.38) Students non-members £48.75 + VAT (£57.2


Michelle Taylor
0844 800 2767


RIBA Wessex

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