The president of ASHRAE (American Society of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers) presented a technical presentation last night. The topic was ventilation for indoor air quality.
The topic addressed some important issues such as what is an adequate ventilation rate to ensure that a healthy indoor air quality is maintained within a certain space area.
So after attending last night presentation, the topic that was proposed was, "Do we really need mechanical ventilation within a space?"
Some say that natural ventilation is adequate while some specify and state that mechanical ventilation is compulsory. One thing people do not consider is that natural ventilation may be adequate at times but during the winter time, people tend to close their windows due to the cold temperature outside. So should mechanical ventilation be compulsory in all instances then?
Michael Young is a mechanical engineer by trait and is the managing director of M & Y Consultants and Trainers. He helps young engineers grow within the mechanical engineering industry through his workshops and coaching packages. His vision is to provide knowledge to young engineers so we can help the industry grow