House heating is the second cause of environmental pollution and accounts for over 15 of national energy consumption. These consumptions are related to the type of structure of the apartment. From this perspective, energy efficiency is an essential factor for choosing a property, it has a positive impact on the environment and on household electricity costs.
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Imagine a house designed to offer a warm atmosphere in winter and cool in summer. Such a house will make you say goodbye to your electricity bill and make you tangibly appreciate the electricity produced by renewables. New Town Builders is a US construction company and offers these standards to its customers.
The Eternit affair has only recently ended, asbestos in Italy has been banned since 1992 but today there are still shouts of "emergencies". The world of construction has been heavily cleaned of asbestos but there is still a lot of Eternit present in Italian homes and even more that disposed of illegally.
Films that cool the house in summer and keep it warm in winter, would be the ideal of any building. Windows are an essential part of a home and an architecture that aims at energy efficiency cannot underestimate the role of windows. Doors and windows can particularly harm the sustainability of the house, in fact they play an important role also in terms of assignment of points for the energy certification class of buildings.
We can greatly improve our home and we can do it without taking out a mortgage. After all, who doesn't love shopping? We can try to spend our money to redevelop and renovate the house we live in so as to make it with a low environmental impact.The typical consumer lives in constant competition, keeps up with the market and with fashions: if Carlo's friends have all an iPhone, Carlo will soon give away his old slide phone to switch to a touch model.
The earth, if properly dried, can become an excellent material for green building, in fact it can be distinguished by resistance and thermal insulation. Raw earth looks like a return to the origins, an innovative but natural material that brings benefits to human health and the environment.
Sending your children to a safe and energy-efficient building could be a big guarantee for any parent. Finally, even Italian mothers will be able to send their children to the nursery and kindergarten which ensures high standards of both safety and energy efficiency.
If you are thinking of renovating your home, pay attention to the products you use. The law could forbid them! Starting from July 2013, according to a new European legislation, a labeling procedure for hazardous building materials will be mandatory.The current legislation does not 100% protect the safety of citizens who could unknowingly purchase and use a product that is highly toxic to their health and that of the environment.
The Biomattone is composed of lime and hemp. Perfect for the construction of biocompatible and energy-efficient buildings. The materials that make up the innovative biomactone come entirely from Italian crops. Biomactone will also be present this year at the ninth edition of the critical consumption fair "Do the right thing!
With green building, sustainable architecture is becoming more and more widespread with smart and innovative homes that reach the top with self-sufficient houses, that is, which minimize energy expenditure and independently produce energy to meet their needs. To be clear, the perfect self-sufficient house is the one that eliminates the cost of the bill.
Heating in the home is a big indicator of energy efficiency. Not surprisingly, the energy efficiency classes of buildings are assigned precisely on the basis of the amount of electricity needed to heat each meter of your home. Heating in the home is one of the processes that involve the greatest expenditure of energy and therefore greater pollution, which is why it is necessary to save on heat production.
Backache? A shot of clay and everything passes. We are not talking about healing clay but about a coating to be applied to domestic walls. The organism can accept humidity values between 30 and 70: the ideal is 50 and clay is for us. As we move away from an optimal humidity percentage, microclimatic situations are created favorable to the action of microorganisms harmful to human health.
By 2020, the material that will predominate in the green building sector will be engineered wood. The choice of materials marked by a "non-polluting life cycle" in the construction sector increases hand in hand with the spread of environmental degradation. Increasingly, designers are projected towards eco-sustainable construction taking into account all the revolutionary demands of "Greenbuilding".
We are talking about the "Backyard House", a real jewel of sustainable construction. It stands on a hill in the heart of Seattle in Elliott Bay and overlooks the city with its breathtaking architecture and modern, eco-friendly design.It was designed by Thomas Schaer of Shed Built and can be called a example of built green with lots of environmental and low social impact certifications.
We know what the energy classes of buildings are, it is such a relevant certification that from January 1st 2012 it was well thought out to make it mandatory to specify it on every real estate advertisement. In Italy we sail on the high seas both for the specification of energy classes and for the regulations on the subject of energy performance in buildings.
When it comes to sustainable architecture we often find ourselves in front of contemporary masterpieces. Homes with an impeccable, original, sometimes minimalist or even extravagant style. This is the turn of Bridge Studios an architectural composition worthy of praise. To date we have seen several noteworthy sustainable architectural masterpieces: The £ 2.5 million home of Nick Santy's Englishman The ecological house in the heart of Seattle Ignacia, by Gonzalo Viviani The state school of Parma and many others!
A city with zero concrete? In Italy it exists, it is Cassinetta di Lugagnano but not all administrations can follow the example of the mayor Domanico Finiguerra, so in Italy and in Europe, the cement emergency breaks out. The advance of cement represents a European problem that should be blocked by law.
We often talk about green building but in Italy there are still too few examples to report. When we talk about green building we refer to an architectural practice that respects the environment and the principles of sustainability. What are the characteristics that a building should have in order to be considered a masterpiece of green building?
This home is located in McMinnville and won the 2011 Energy Star Award as Northwest Home of the Year. It can be defined as a showcase of all eco-friendly devices and we can talk about accessible green building. The cozy ecological house is spread over an area of 1,287 square meters and its strong point, beyond the materials, is energy efficiency.
Monitoring of energy consumption is the basis of the smart building How much do public buildings consume? What are the factors that have the greatest impact on the energy bill of an entity or company? And where can savings and rationalizations be applied? The knowledge of energy consumption and its composition represent the first step to be able to answer these questions, essential for responding to the increasingly felt need at the public and private level to optimize consumption , to increase energy savings and sustainability in the use of resources consumed by our buildings and users.
While the globe is talking about energy efficiency, new directives arrive in Europe. After several months of negotiations, the institutions (Parliament, Council and Commission) reached an agreement in principle on the measure. The new energy efficiency directive does not satisfy environmentalists.