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