Natural Ventilation in Intelligent Buildings by Arens International
Natural ventilation is considered to be a vital element in any building striving to increase occupant comfort, as well as decrease operating costs. It can act as a complementary system to the HVAC, providing free cool and air exchange until conditions determine that mechanical ventilation is required. Arens enables you to integrate the automated windows with the Building Management System, which can both monitor and control the building’s natural ventilation.
There is now increased demand for the development of highly intelligent buildings. Owners want a building that is sophisticated and highly energy efficient with the potential to reduce operating costs, whilst also providing the occupants with a high level of thermal comfort.
There are some important advantages that exist for intelligent buildings, including:
- Optimised building performance and functionality
- Automated control and enhanced monitoring of building systems through a single platform
- Maximised operational and energy efficiency
- Lower life cycle costs
- Increased occupant comfort and productivity
In order to realise such advantages, it is essential that all building systems, technologies and solutions are integrated into one platform – a Building Management System. It can monitor and control the operation of many of the technologies and systems within a building, ensuring that optimal indoor conditions are maintained, in the most energy efficient manner possible.