Natural Ventilation: Strategies, Health Implications and Impacts on the Environment

Oscar T. Haynes (Editor)

Series: Mechanical Engineering Theory and Applications
BISAC: TEC009070

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Despite the continuous effort from the scientific community and the advancements in neonatal intensive care, hypoxic-ischaemic brain injury of term and near-term infants remains a significant problem throughout the world. After asphyxia, infants may suffer from long-term neurological sequelae, including death, cerebral palsy, learning difficulties, epilepsy and other significant cognitive, developmental and behavioral problems in 40% of survivors. This book discusses the risk factors, prevalence and neurological impacts of asphyxia. (Imprint: Nova)

Preface

Natural Ventilation in Buildings: An Overview
(Omar S. Asfour, Associate Prof. in Sustainable Architecture, Islamic University of Gaza, Palestine)

Thermal Comfort and Energy Efficiency in a Naturally Ventilated Office: CFD, BTM and a Field Study
(John Kaiser Calautit, Sally Salome Shahzad, Ben Richard Hughes, John Brennan, Dimitris Theodossopoulos, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK, and others)

Commercial Wind Towers for Heating and Cooling Based on Climatic Conditions
(Dominic O’Connor, John Kaiser Calautit, Ben Richard Hughes, Energy Engineering Group, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Sheffield)

Improving Indoor Air Quality in School Buildings, Enhancing Comfort and Reducing Heating Energy Consumption through the use of a Passive System
(Jorge S. Carlos, C-MADE, Centre of Materials and Building Technologies, University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal)

Evaluation of Thermal Comfort Conditions in Spaces Equipped with Radiant Floor System
(Eusébio Z. E. Conceição, Faculty of Sciences and Technology, University of Algarve, Campus of Gambelas, Faro, Portugal)

Application of Integral and Differential Ventilations Strategies in Buildings Spaces
(Eusébio Z. E. Conceição, Mª Manuela J. R. Lúcio, Faculty of Sciences and Technology, University of Algarve, Campus of Gambelas, Faro, Portugal)

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