Building Ventilation and the Principle of Diversity

Building Ventilation and the Principle of Diversity

Simply put, the principle of diversity as it applies to the mechanical systems of occupied buildings is the variation of occupant location throughout the day.

While the principle of diversity as it applies to the mechanical systems of occupied buildings is an often-discussed topic among engineers during the design phase of a project, its benefits and applications often go unquantified in the process. As such, neither the building owner nor the design professional truly appreciates the energy and cost savings realized by the application of this simple principle.

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