Center for the Built Environment
Mixed-mode ventilation: HVAC meets mother nature.
- Author(s): Brager, Gail S.
- Ring, Erik
- Powell, Kevin
- et al.
Although more complex to design, combining operable windows with traditional systems can reduce energy use. It can also increase individual climate control, which has multiple benefits of its own. Europe and Japan are implementing mixedmode already, and it may be coming to an office building near you in the future.