Kick-off meeting - May 2016

The Low-Energy Ventilation Network (LEVN) held its kick-off meeting, May 2016, in Cambridge. This was a well attended event full of research findings, group discussions and perspectives for the future. You can find the full detail programme here, or a summary below...

The morning session for everyone to introduce themselves, and their interest in the network.

Morning presentations:

- Prof. Paul Linden, University of Cambridge - 10 questions about natural ventilation.

- Prof. Malcolm Cook, Loughborough University - CFD modelling of buoyancy-driven natural ventilation.

- Dr Owen Connick, Breathing buildings - A Breathing Building for Costa Coffee.

- Dr Gregory Lane-Serff, University of Manchester - Ventilation in a warming climate: lessons from vernacular architecture.

- Prof. Cath Noakes, University of Leeds - Ventilation: a human challenge.

Afternoon break-out discussions on:

A. In situ performance evaluation, led by Michael Ramage.

B. Experiments and simulations, led by Cath Noakes.

C. Hybrid ventilation, led by Rachael Bonnebaigt.

Whole group discussion on the days findings and thoughts for the future of building ventilation and the Low Energy Ventilation Network.