Ventilation systems in barn and milking parlour


Short term

Sustainability components

  • GHG emissions
  • Air quality
  • Soil
  • Water
  • Biodiversity
  • Animal welfare
  • Economic
  • Social
  • Technical feasibility

Climate risk region


Weather event addressed

Very high temperatures / Heat wave
Spring and summer

Farming system


Description of the measure

Solutions, usually depending on energy consumption, for decreasing temperatures in animal buildings during heat waves

Comments on sustainability

Fans and similar solutions are common in Mediterranean dairy farms. They are more frequent when building design is poor. However, they entail high energy consumption, GHG emissions and high costs compared to passive ventilation