Smoke Ventilation: An Integrated Approach
While regulation compliance is a fundamental driver behind building design, making its way to the forefront is also the impact of a building environment on its occupants, especially in terms of health, safety and wellbeing.
With this in mind, it’s important to identify opportunities from the initial design stages where systems can be interfaced to work efficiently together. For example, fire protection is paramount for building regulation compliance with smoke ventilation systems commonly specified to provide a means of escape in communal spaces. When designing smoke ventilation systems consideration should also be given to the wider performance requirements of a project – especially natural ventilation. This will ultimately help to make the building design more efficient and effective in the long term.
Adopting an integrated approach from the design stage can have numerous benefits when it comes to ventilation. Here are some of the key advantages of combining smoke and natural ventilation:
- Seamless Integration
Much like the build programme, working together is paramount. Our smoke control and natural ventilation systems seamlessly couple together to provide life saving means of escape, whilst ensuring there is a fresh flow of air entering a building to support the health and wellbeing of occupants.
- Blending with Building Architecture
Attractive, economical and low profile, our ventilators have been designed to enhance the internal space, not hinder it. Working with architects to form an integrated approach to ventilation, our systems can enhance environments without dominating spaces.
- Safety and wellbeing
Smoke ventilation systems are integrated in buildings for compliance and safety purposes. But as commercial wellbeing is an important factor, our natural ventilation systems can create comfortable and healthy spaces for workers, even in periods of high solar gain.
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