conditioning and mechanical ventilation for decades been the standard method of environmental control in many types of buildings and premises.
Global warming, pollution and the decline in supply led to a new ecological approach to development projects.
Innovative technologies along with bio-climatic principles and traditional design methods are often combined to create a new and potentially successful design solutions.
Solar Ventilation - one of these concepts currently being developed by scientists and engineers, mainly through research and experimentation.
use of solar energy in building natural ventilation of buildings was widely used in ancient times, especially in the Middle East, as well as the Romans
In its simplest form, the solar chimney is painted black vent pipe.
The solar energy during the day heats the tube and the air within it, thus creating, updraft.Thus formed a suction effect based chimney can be used for ventilation and cooling of the building.
In most countries, it is much easier to implement, using wind energy, but on hot windless days the solar chimney can provide ventilation where otherwise there would be no.
This unusual method of ventilation can be used to ventilate the home or office by geothermal heat, or to ventilate only a specific area, for example, on compost pit latrine.