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What is Natural Ventilation?

Cost Effective and Energy Efficient Climate Control

Colt natural ventilation systems harness wind and heat to create a comfortable and healthy internal environment with optimal temperature and humidity levels and good air quality. The systems rely on automatically opening and closing ventilators, and can range from a simple open/close switch to a
fully integrated energy management system with carbon dioxide, temperature and weather sensors, as well as controls to interface with the building climate control system.

Passive Smoke Control
Natural ventilation can be used in place of mechanical systems to provide emergency smoke ventilation in large volume spaces such as atria per NFPA 92 fire protection standards. Passive smoke ventilation systems reduce construction costs, lower energy and maintenance expenses associated with mechanical systems, and eliminate unsightly duct work for a cleaner and more sustainable design.

Benefits of Natural Building Ventilation

Lower Building Construction Costs

Naturally ventilated buildings are less expensive to construct than mechanically ventilated buildings. The extra building improvement costs required to provide natural ventilation are more than offset by a reduction in the cost for engineering services. As a rule of thumb, naturally ventilated buildings cost about 10 – 15%
less to construct than their air-conditioned equivalents.

Lower Building Operating Costs

Naturally ventilated buildings are generally less expensive to run than air-conditioned buildings. In addition to a significant reduction in energy consumption, maintenance costs are also lower due to the reduced complexity of natural ventilation products when compared to traditional mechanical systems.

Increased Health & Productivity

Surveys have shown that people prefer a work environment that has fresh air and natural daylight. Employees feel better and are more alert and productive in a naturally ventilated and climatecontrolled environment.

Reduced Environmental Impact

Naturally ventilated buildings have a smaller environmental impact over buildings that strictly use mechanical climate control. Natural ventilation reduces a building’s energy demand (particularly electrical), and lowers the emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2 ) and other byproducts that contribute to global warming.

Better Long Term Investment

Buildings that are constructed according to environmentally sensitive principles are good long-term investments as environmental controls and legislation are likely to increase in the future.

Skylight Ventilators

Climate Control Ventilators

Passive Smoke Control Ventilators

Automatic Smoke and Fire Curtains

Automatic Smoke Curtains

Automatic Fire Curtains

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