Forced ventilation

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An interior air circulation system in which fans are used to blow air through selected spaces via a system of ducts and vents. A forced air circulation system was first introduced by Desaguliers in the British House of Parliaments in 1736, however it was not commonly used until 1880 (Bucher 1996).

Synonyms and Related Terms

ventilation forcée (Fr.); ventilação forçada (Port.);

Resources and Citations

  • W. Bucher, Dictionary of Building Preservation, John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1996.

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