Friday, November 6, 2020 | 12:15 PM1:30 PM

USGBC: First Friday Webinar, "Be Cool - How Designers Can Improve Thermal Comfort With HVLS Fans"


In this one-hour video presentation, we explore how HVLS fans can contribute to LEED v4, increase thermal comfort, and provide a silent and elegant design strategy. We discuss how to save energy and improve indoor air quality for building occupants. The course reviews how computational fluid dynamics helps to measure airflow performance for energy savings. Finally, our team examines how HVLS fans benefited Los Angeles’s largest indoor climbing facility.


  1. Discuss how continuous air movement positively affects thermal comfort and indoor air quality
  2. Describe the energy efficiency strategy behind HVLS fans and how they can contribute to occupant comfort and LEED v4 BD+C IEQ Credit: Thermal Comfort
  3. Define effective temperature and discuss how enhanced air movement strategies can contribute to LEED v4 BD+C IEQ Credit: Enhanced Indoor Air Quality Strategies
  4. Review innovations in computational fluid dynamics to measure airflow performance and impact to a space and how HVLS fans can contribute to LEED v4 BD+C EQ Prerequisite: Minimum Energy Performance
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