A review of the effects of balcony on indoor ventilation performance

Fatemeh Mozaffari Ghadikolaei, Dilshan Remaz Ossen, Mohd. Farid Mohamed

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Abstract

Incorporating airflow principles and techniques, and applying them in building designs can create comfortable indoor environments. Façade characteristics, especially near the opening wall, can change airflow patterns and airspeed inside buildings. Balcony is an example of these features that can be used in front of openings to control the performance of indoor ventilation. Through literature review, this paper looks into the effectiveness of the provision of balconies to induce natural ventilation in building. This paper reviews several studies on airflow patterns inside and outside buildings in single-sided and cross ventilation strategy as well as the impact of wind incidents, building height and balcony configuration on ventilation performance. The outcome of this study demonstrates that architects can incorporate balcony as a green design element to improve indoor natural ventilation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)639-645
Number of pages7
JournalAsian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Environmental Sciences
Volume15
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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Keywords

  • Balcony
  • Multi storey building
  • Natural ventilation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Microbiology
  • Environmental Science(all)

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A review of the effects of balcony on indoor ventilation performance. / Ghadikolaei, Fatemeh Mozaffari; Ossen, Dilshan Remaz; Mohamed, Mohd. Farid.

In: Asian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Environmental Sciences, Vol. 15, No. 4, 2013, p. 639-645.

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