Shi-Jie Cao and Zhuangbo Feng



The general purpose of ventilation in buildings is to provide healthy air for breathing by both diluting the pollutants originating in the building and removing the pollutants from it. Building ventilation plays a strong role for the good health, comfort, security and productivity of inhabitants, workers and visitors.

Many new challenges with energy and pollution implications have arisen, including the identification and control of contaminant sources, fast building design requirements, online demand, sustainability and climate change adaptation.

This comprehensive research reference covers state of the art research starting with ventilation systems including duct network and fluid machinery, air cleaning technologies, air distribution in mechanical ventilation systems, air distribution in natural ventilation system, and heating and cooling systems.

The authors then present innovating methods for the design, control and testing including system design, numerical methods, fast predictions methods, testing methods and maintenance. The book concludes with applications in industrial buildings, high-rise buildings and urban areas.


This Book is Written for

Handbook of Ventilation Technology for the Built Environment is a complete guide to the field, providing invaluable information for scientists, researchers and engineers from academia and industry who are looking to broaden or update their knowledge. It is also a useful resource for policy makers, facility managers, regulators and standards bodies in the field.



1. Introduction
2. Ventilation definition and requirements
3. Ventilation systems
4. Ventilation system: duct network and fluid machinery
5. Ventilation system: air cleaner technologies
6. Air distribution in mechanical ventilation system
7. Air ventilation system: air distribution in a natural ventilation system
8. Ventilation system and heating and cooling
9. Natural ventilation system design: predictive methods
10. Ventilation system design: numerical method
11. Ventilation system design: fast prediction
12. HVAC online monitoring and control strategy
13. Ventilation and health
14. Ventilation in industry buildings
15. Ventilation and fire safety for hight-rise buildings
16. Urban ventilation and design
17. Conclusion and future perspectives


Print length

532 pages



Institution of Engineering and Technology


Publication Date

16 Feb. 2022