An Examination of Building Ventilation Methods in terms of Environment and Natural Ventilation

Darçın P., Balanlı A.

Ecological Agenda International Conference on New Perspectives in Eco-Technologies and Eco-Economy, İstanbul, Turkey, 10 - 12 May 2010, pp.118-131

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.118-131
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The most economical and environmentalist way for providing vital oxygen and removing indoor air pollution is natural ventilation. To ventilate buildings with natural methods, the airflow and air quality of building outdoor needs to be convenient. 


Airflow, which is formed by replacement of the polluted and thereby heated air with cold and clean air, can provide accurate ventilation after being regulated with certain effects. These effects must be examined with regard to sun exposure of terrain and settlements, topographic features, the relation of green space with buildings; form, size and position of buildings / building groups and these examinations should be referred to during settlement planning. Consequently by establishing an accurate relation between airflow and settlements, a ventilation, which does not cause health problems, does not consume energy, does not create environmental pollution, does not increase costs, will be supplied.