Posts Tagged ‘mechanical’

March 29, 2017

History of Ventilation: Mechanical supply and extract air ventilation!

1950s: Mechanical supply and extract air ventilation becomes common in European buildings 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 for well-functioning ventilation systems increased. American ventilation technology, with mechanical supply and extract […]...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

March 21, 2017

History of Ventilation: Mechanical ventilation in apartments!

1930: Mechanically ventilated apartment blocks and new air flow principles Until the 1930s, apartment blocks around the world were ventilated exclusively using natural ventilation. However, as buildings became higher, one…...

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

April 26, 2016

Mechanical ventilation heat recovery in passive house!

A mechanical ventilation heat recovery (MVHR) system has a ventilation unit with two fans: one draws outside air in and supplies it to bedrooms and living rooms; the other extracts…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova