The Ventilation Laboratory is located in the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura of Universidad de Valladolid. Its purposes are framed in the research and innovation activities for the control and management of the buildings’ air quality. It proposes the study of air behaviour used to achieve basic qualities on the indoor environment so as to give its occupant confront and hygiene.
The analysis of ventilation capacity is intrinsic to the building’s energy efficiency. The rating of air change efficiency and its distribution helps improve the building’s overall energy balance. Among the laboratory’s own values is the essential goal of bringing together architectonical design and the aerodynamical concepts intervening in air renovation quality.
The research lines walked upon in the laboratory consist in: evaluating air quality and ventilation efficiency inside occupied spaces; analize air change impact in outdoors which is supplied to indoor spaces; qualify the impact of infiltrations and leakages in the natural ventilation process; and study new design proposals, systems and equipment able to improve the buildings’ habitability conditions.