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Last edited 09 Mar 2021
Passive stack ventilation
Domestic Ventilation Compliance Guide, 2010 Edition (with 2011 amendments), published by the Department for Communities and Local Government in July 2011, defines passive stack ventilation (PSV) as: ‘…a ventilation system using ducts from terminals in the ceilings of rooms to terminals on the roof that extract air to outside by a combination of the natural stack effect and the pressure effects of wind passing over the roof of the building.’
NB: Stack ventilation can also refer to secondary ventilation stacks used to overcome air pressure changes in pipework in high-rise buildings. For more information see: Secondary ventilation stacks in tall buildings.
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