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Mechanical Ventilation

Controlled, purposeful introduction of outdoor air to the conditioned space using some mechanical contrivance such as a fan or bellows.

Related terms: Conditioned Space, HVAC

Related resources: Ventilation Guide, Review of Residential Ventilation Technologies; HVAC for Architects (and everyone else) Seminar; BSI-022: The Perfect HVAC, Ventilation for New Low-Rise Residential Buildings