The impact of veranda on a single-sided, naturally ventilated building

A simple form of veranda located at studio unitsThis note was reviewed and approved for currency in November 2018.

This paper investigates the impact of veranda on the indoor and outdoor airflows of a single-storey building with various opening configurations. Focussing on a wind-driven single-sided ventilation strategy, the investigation suggests that the provision of veranda with a correct combination of openings can improve indoor air flow in single-sided naturally ventilated buildings. On the other hand, inappropriate veranda configuration together with an incorrect combination of openings can significantly reduce indoor ventilation performance.

note summary
  1. Introduction
  2. Ventilation
  3. Veranda to induce indoor air flow
  4. Computational fluid dynamics
  5. Results
  6. Implications
  7. Conclusion