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March 7, 2017

History of Ventilation: CO2 indicator and hygiene in high rooms!

1858: Carbon dioxide as an indicator of indoor pollution The German scientist Max von Pettenkofer started to show interest in the ‘air toxins’ that caused smells in overcrowded rooms. He did not know what sort of poisons they were, how dangerous they might be or how they could be measured but he was satisfied that […]...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

February 27, 2017

The first large-scale mechanical ventilation in history!

1854: The first large-scale mechanical ventilation system in the world A few years after the ventilation fiasco in the new, permanent parliamentary buildings, Reid moved to the USA. However, before…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

February 20, 2017

The History of Ventilation: Poor ventilation in Parliament!

1852: Poor ventilation in the Houses of Parliament despite major investments Following the encouraging experiences gained from the temporary building for the House of Commons, the next aim was to…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

February 13, 2017

History of Ventilation Technology: Houses of Parliament in London

1835: Purified supply air heated in winter and cooled in summer in the Houses of Parliament This innovation is given a more thorough account than others, as it embraces such…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

February 8, 2017

History of Ventilation Technology: Heated air in winter and cool air in summer!

1810: Heated supply air in winter and cool supply air in summer In the then hyper-modern William Strutt Infirmary (later Derbyshire General Infirmary, now London Road Community Hospital) in England,…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

January 31, 2017

History of Ventilation Technology: In prison and hospitals!

1752: Giant bellows fan ventilates a prison The governors of Newgate Prison in London were persuaded by the English scientist Stephen Hales to open up ventilation holes in the cell…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

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January 26, 2017

Fire-heated floors, high ceilings to ventilation towers!

200 BC Fire-heated floors and smoky supply air Perhaps the very first steps towards present-day ventilation can be attributed to the Greeks who were the pioneers of the so-called hypocaust…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

January 13, 2017

History of Ventilation Technology! Cooling and design!

Cooling in Buildings Over time, there arose an increasingly large need to cool certain buildings. The primary purpose of ventilation was, of course, to remove polluted air but it had…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

January 11, 2017

Fire, ventilation, smoky supply air and medieval churches!

200 B.C. – FIRE-HEATED FLOORS AND SMOKY SUPPLY AIR Perhaps the very first steps towards present-day ventilation can be attributed to the Greeks who were the pioneers of the so-called…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

January 9, 2017

Ventilation paradigms and rates in history!

History In late 20th century, oil shock focusses attention on energy, that is pushing for thighter envelopes and push for lower ventilation.  Also the International Energy Agency was created and…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

January 2, 2017

First ventilation standard!

Health and ventilation Early health concerns when Egyptians noted health of pyramid stonecutters improved with ventilation. First ventilation standard First ventilation standard in 1631 where King Charles of England decreed…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova