In latin: ventilare means to 'expose to the wind'.
In medicine: the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide in our lungs, i.e. 'breathing'.
Today: it means to bring in outdoor air and replace indoor air of the occupied space, i.e. the act and/or the installation:
- the act or process of ventilating or the state of being ventilated, or
- an installation in a building that provides a supply of fresh air.
Ventilation and the indoor environment
Ventilation is mainly used to control indoor air quality by diluting and displacing indoor pollutants; it can also be used to control indoor temperature, humidity, and air motion to benefit thermal comfort, satisfaction with other aspects of indoor environment, or other objectives.
Ventilation is about desing and technology. And all is ensured by the set of building standards, and many more regulations.Want to know more about building standards?