A Study on the Utilization of Natural Ventilation Systems in Institutional Buildings

  • N Anuja Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Mepco Schlenk Engineering College, Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu, India
  • N Amutha Priya Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Kamaraj College of Engineering and Technology, Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu, India
Keywords: Apparent Temperature, Heat Index, Temperature Humidity Index, Thermal comfort, Thermal Resistance


In Buildings, Energy Management is an important sector. Use of natural ventilation is the only way to minimise the overall energy consumption in buildings. Natural ventilation at a point can vary significantly for every second due to the climatic change. This paper has investigated energy demand problems due to ventilation in an institutional building located in India and gives satisfactory solutions to the problem. The main aim is to utilise maximum natural ventilation instead of artificial systems by reducing the energy bills in the Institutional building. Several Factors such as Wind speed, Wind pressure, Mechanical Ventilation, Air Flow Rate, Air Change Rate, Ventilation Air Change Requirements, Ventilation at various points in a Classroom are considered, and a Questionnaire Survey is conducted among the students.

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