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Design Pattern: Natural Ventilation
 
 

Natural Ventilation

School building design needs to maximize access to Natural Ventilation.

Natural Ventilation Like daylight, natural air contributes to a healthy environment. It can alleviate or eliminate some of the more serious problems associated with spending excessive amounts of time in conditioned spaces.

To learn more, read The Language of School Design: Design Patterns for 21st Century Schools (Nair, Fielding)


Patterns

Traditional Classroom

Learning Studio

Learning Suite

Small Learning Community

Welcoming Entry

Student Display Space

Home Base and Individual Storage

Physical Fitness

Science Labs, Art Labs, and Life Skills Areas

Art, Music, Performance

Casual Eating Areas

Transparency

Interior and Exterior Vistas

Dispersed Technology

Indoor-Outdoor Connection

Furniture: Soft Seating

Flexible Spaces

Campfire Space

Watering Hole Space

Cave Space

Designing for Multiple Intelligences

Daylight and Solar Energy

Natural Ventilation

Full Spectrum Lighting

Sustainable Elements and Building as 3-D Text

Local Signature

Connected to the Community

Bringing It All Together

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