Cross ventilation

cross ventilation

[′krȯs ‚vent·əl′ā·shən]
(engineering)
The movement of air from one side of a building or room and out the other side or through a monitor.

Cross ventilation

The technique of using natural air movement from the outside and drawing it inside without the aid of ventilation systems to cool buildings. Positioning windows in line with each other on opposite walls will create the maximum air flow and cooling effect.

cross ventilation

The circulation of fresh air through open windows, doors, or other openings, which are in opposite sides of the room or rooms being ventilated.
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Green, cross ventilation for natural climate, insulated and double glazing for energy efficiency and solar heating.
Some design strategies include cross ventilation with energy conserving heat exchanges and provision for regular nighttime "washes" of the indoors with outdoor air.
cross ventilation that reduces heat in the vehicle by 30%.
The facade is an architectural masterpiece with its colours inspired from the sandy dunes of Arabian desert which also feature barajil, a specially designed window that helps in cross ventilation and creating a natural cooling system," Ahmed Hussain, COO of Global Village, told Khaleej Times.
Fitting vents to the outside of the roof will provide cross ventilation which will remove any moisture-laden air.
Using the PIV technique, both the simulated outdoor wind flow and the resulting indoor cross ventilation flow can be visualized and measured through the glass model.
The full cross ventilation sections in the north and south are retained.
He's been admitted to your ward, he's better, he goes home to a drought stricken area, the only possible way of living in cool or fresh air is to open his windows for his cross ventilation.
Open windows for an hour to allow natural cross ventilation to remove moisture.
Open a couple of windows for an hour to allow natural cross ventilation to remove the moisture.
The houses incorporated natural cooling elements in their design, such as double-glazed windows, thick external walls and air-scoops for natural cross ventilation.
Table 2 presents the results of modeling the simple case of wind-driven cross ventilation as studied experimentally by Jiang (2002).