Building automation system to control natural ventilation in school buildings. The case study of “Michelangelo School” in Bari



In school buildings high levels of Indoor Air Quality are required for the specific susceptibility to airborne pollution of occupants, but most of the data published in the scientific literature indicate that classroom ventilation in many schools is still inadequate. The low investment costs and the easy implementation of the Building Automation Systems allow a widely application in the existing buildings. This work studies the natural ventilation mechanisms based mainly on the stack effect of the central atrium and of the stairwells in order to design the building automation control systems.