Natural Ventilation: What is it?

opening a window is a form of natural ventilation
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Natural ventilation, often referred to as passive ventilation, is part of the home ventilation mix for most properties as set out by Building Regulations

Passive ventilation can be as simple as opening a window, while at the other end of the scale, highly specialised passive stack ventilation systems can be used to ventilate a home. 

David Hilton

David is a renewables and ventilation installer, with over 35 years experience, and is a long-standing contributor to Homebuilding and Renovating magazine. He is a member of the Gas Safe Register, has a Masters degree in Sustainable Architecture, and is an authority in sustainable building and energy efficiency, with extensive knowledge in building fabrics, heat recovery ventilation, renewables, and also conventional heating systems. He is also a speaker at the Homebuilding & Renovating Show. 

Passionate about healthy, efficient homes, he is director of Heat and Energy Ltd. He works with architects, builders, self builders and renovators, and designs and project manages the installation of ventilation and heating systems to achieve the most energy efficient and cost effective outcome for every home.