Recommendations for Ventilating a 60-Square-Foot Dwelling
A friend has asked for suggestions to improve ventilation in the Conestoga-style homeless sleeping unit being built in Madison, WI. Currently they have ventilation dampers on each end of the building that can be opened and closed manually. If occupants leave them open, they feel drafty, especially if it’s windy. If occupants close them, then the humidity is so high they have condensation everywhere (and horrible air quality, I’d presume). I thought an HRV made the most sense, perhaps with carbon-dioxide controlled ventilation (which has worked well at my home and business), but they don’t want to spend any money upfront. Next thought was the smallest, most quiet exhaust fan one could find on a timer. I’m guessing, given how small these are, you would need to couple it with a passive air inlet, maybe locating the vent behind/right-next-to the electric heater. Here is a link to an article about the shelters. https://madison.com/wsj/news/local/govt-and-politics/nonprofit-looks-to-build-more-and-tinier-tiny-houses-at-new-village-on-madisons-north/article_464fefd0-3bc8-5379-b398-c14ddaa59aa7.htmlabout. Also attaching photo of the inside. Looking for suggestions. Thank you!
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