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Posts Tagged ‘history of ventilation’

November 9, 2016

Heat-, fire- and engine-driven mechanical ventilation!

History of ventilation: heat and fire driven! Ventilation technology has a long history and has gradually developed alongside the changes brought about by the evolution of industries and buildings as well as changes in our personal needs. Read more about what does the word “ventilation” means “Ventilation, ventilatio, ventus! Vind, loft, luft!” (link here). Before […]...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

August 29, 2016

History of ventilation: Present with mechanical ventilation with heat recovery!

In numerous countries around the world with cold winter climates, the installation of mechanical supply and extract air systems with heat recovery (MVHR systems) are now taken for granted when…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

August 26, 2016

History of ventilation: Extract air heat pumps installed in detached houses, especially in Scandinavia in 1980s!

The oil crisis had serious repercussions among house owners. Extract air heat pumps became more popular as everyone strived to save energy. Today, this solution is also quite common in…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

August 24, 2016

History of ventilation: Extract air ventilation in detached houses, especially in northern Europe in 1970s!

Buildings started to be designed with increasingly more air-tight envelopes. To ensure the desired ventilation flows all year round, mechanical extract ventilation systems, and even supply and extract systems, also…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

August 22, 2016

History of ventilation: Mechanical supply and extract air ventilation introduced into apartment blocks in 1960s!

Even if mechanical extract air systems were the most common forms of ventilation solutions in housing in the 1960s, apartment blocks were sometimes built with supply and extract air solutions.…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

August 19, 2016

History of ventilation: Mechanical supply and extract air ventilation becomes common in European buildings in 1950s!

After the Second World War, there was a great demand for new housing and non-residential buildings. In order to reduce building costs, ceiling heights were lowered and, subsequently, the need…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

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June 1, 2016

History of ventilation! The word ´ventilation´ comes from Latin ´ventilatio´, in turn from ´ventus´ meaning wind and more!

Ventilation technology has a long history and has gradually developed alongside the changes brought about by the evolution of industries and buildings as well as changes in our personal needs.…...

AUTHOR: Daniel Olsson

January 22, 2016

History of ventilation: Electric air conditioning system in 1902!

A printing company in New York got an electric air conditioning system that could cool, heat and humidify the incoming air, which was a prerequisite for being able to print…...

AUTHOR: Daniel Olsson

January 13, 2016

History of ventilation: Ventilation using stoves are common – not least in Scandinavia in 1880s!

Stoves have been around in southern Europe since the Middle Ages, but in 1776 was refined furnace technology in Sweden into what it is today. During 1880, the stove had…...

AUTHOR: Daniel Olsson

January 7, 2016

History of ventilation: Ventilation with steam-driven cooling is made possible to cool buildings in 1870s!

In 1870s, the need to cool buildings was growing more and more, but so far had thus had to rely on the cooled supply air from spraying water, ice blocks…...

AUTHOR: Daniel Olsson

January 5, 2016

History of ventilation: The world’s first large-scale mechanical ventilation system in 1854!

In 1854, a few years after ventilating the fiasco of the permanent parliament building Reid moved to the United States. Before that, he however developed and finalized a at the…...

AUTHOR: Daniel Olsson