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Wind catchers- a study

 
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This is interesting and may help some,
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Thanks for this link, John C! I haven't finished reading it, but I've already passed it on to a young engineering technician who works in the field.

I particularly liked this line, "wind catchers and towers have emerged as the most adorable and effective element of passive ventilation." Not often you see the word "adorable" in the ventilation industry.

It also reminds me of a document I read years ago, which complained about the fact that most modern North American houses use "windows" for both light and ventilation, and that ventilation needs could be served much better via dedicated systems. Considering that now there are many communities which tell people to keep their windows locked at night for safety, having dedicated, securable ventilation systems seems even more of a necessity!
 
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If you ever get a chance to study the ventilation system at the Westminster Houses of Parliament in London UK, you will get a surprise of your life.
It is beyond amazing and it makes me wonder why we have gone backwards in the use of smart ventilation since.
 
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