Analysis of Natural Ventilation in a Passive House Located in Cold Conditions: a case study of Denmark

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This article shows the potential of using natural ventilation as a passive method of cooling buildings that are located in cold climate countries using Denmark as a case study. The energy saving potential of natural ventilation is found by performing thermal simulations of a household located in Vejle during cooling season, in the months of June, July and August. The dwelling belongs to a Danish project of passive houses denominated Komfort Husene, where its occupants claim there is no thermal comfort in summer time. The results show that the use of natural ventilation helps to reduce the demand of mechanical ventilation within the dwelling hence there is a potential of energy saving.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Clima 2013 : the 11th REHVA World Congress and the 8th international conference on indoor air quality, ventilation and energy conservation in buildings
Number of pages11
Place of PublicationPrag
Publisher Society of Enrvironmental Engineering
Publication date2013
ISBN (Electronic)978-80-260-4001-9
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventCLIMA 2013: 11th REHVA World Congress & 8th International Conference on IAQVEC - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 16 Jun 201319 Jun 2013


ConferenceCLIMA 2013
Country/TerritoryCzech Republic


  • Natural ventilation
  • Passive house
  • Cold conditions
  • Energy saving potential


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