For those who deal with green architecture is the usual question: can I heat the house with a solar heating system and not only heat the sanitary water? The answer is obviously yes, and many homes gain by the sun a considerable contribution to space heating. The challenge is to heat the house with only the solar panel. But there’s a dilemma Continue reading heating by the sun
Have you noticed that since we deal with house consumption we don’t care anymore about the house? Only about what it consumes. How many times project and its qualities are confused with energetic consumption? The energetic consumption is how much energy our country Continue reading Down with the energy certification!
It is a question that I di myself since the first bioarchitecture exploratory travels visiting Austria’s and Germany’s wooden buildings in the ’90. Pregi and defects are hand by hand cleared. 1) the wood is ecological, while the concrete it is not. Steps if [… Continue reading Why a wooden house?
Building with straw is a real possibility with examples of homes in various parts of the world, that since at least 2 centuries demonstrate the effectiveness of straw as building material. The use of straw allowed to reduce and sometimes entirely replace the wood, allowed reduced construction times and better insulation properties. Continue reading to construct house with the straw
It has now been a decade since the formulation of Factor 4 and Factor 10 theories. Factor 4 assumes that ur society can maintain the same service level with a reduction to 1/4 of consumed resources. Factor 10 refers in particular to the building sector, where the same level of comfort can be achieved with one-tenth the energy used. Continue reading 6 tips to heat the house and to save energy
Have you ever seen the bet of the Climahouse cube? Two ice cubes are placed in the middle of a square exposed to the sun in summer. The first one is exposed to air while the second is protected by a shell of polystyrene to simulate a perfectly thermally insulated building. After a month the two ice blocks are compared and it turns out that the second wrapped by Styrofoam is intact while the first has melted “like snow”. However, there is a but. Continue reading why the climahouse cube doesn’t work