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AIR. That fluid transparent substance which surrounds our globe.
     2. No property can be had in the air it belongs equally to all men, being indispensable to their existence. To poison or materially to change the air, to the annoyance of the public, is a nuisance. Cro. Cr. 610; 2 Ld. Raym 1163; I Burr. 333; 1 Str. 686 Hawk. B. 1, c. 75, s. 10; Dane's Ab. Index h.t. But this must be understood with this qualification, that no one has a right to use the air over another man's land, in such a manner as to be injurious to him. See 4 Campb. 219; Bowy. Mod. Civ. Law, 62; 4 Bouv. Inst. n. 36 1; Grot. Droit de la Guerre et de la Paix, liv. 2, c. 2, Sec. 3, note, 3 et 4.
     3. It is the right of the proprietor of an estate to enjoy the light and air that will come to him, and, in general, no one has a right to deprive him of them; but sometimes in building, a man opens windows over his neighbor's ground, and the latter, desirous of building on his own ground, necessarily stops the windows already built, and deprives the first builder of light and air; this he has the right to do, unless the windows are ancient lights, (q.v.) or the proprietor has acquired a right by grant or prescription to have such windows open. See Crabb on R. P. Sec. 444 to 479 and Plan. Vide Nuisance.

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In fact, the demand for air to each floor in the neighborhood of 1-2 air changes per hour could possibly be met by existing air handling equipment used for normal comfort control.
With the PRESEV strategy, the "mixing" between the polluted air at the exhaust and the air with low CO ppm rise close to the fresh air supply is achieved by periodic exchange of the air exhaust and supply locations, as schematically shown in Figure 2 The PRESEV concept may be illustrated using a car park example which requires infinitely high rate of air changes per hour (ACH).
3 air changes per hour, significantly better than the minimum requirements for Passivhaus of 0.
36 HEPA fan filter units were designed to be housed within this large frame to produce 97 air changes per hour at air speeds of 0.
Complete air handling and air conditioning systems are also installed, with HEPA filters, maintaining over 100 air changes per hour.
One hundred percent of all air will come from the outside and occupants will benefit from six air changes per hour, in comparison to the industry standard of just two air changes per hour.