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The first steps to have a sustainable house

The first steps to have a sustainable house

Like our ancestors, the trend (become almost a necessity) of green building It is re-establishing itself as one of the strongest in the field of architecture. The use of natural energies for daily life and energy saving It is a responsible alternative that is gaining more and more followers.

The ideal sustainable house It is one that takes full advantage of these natural conditions to reduce energy wastage as much as possible. Based on this, the architectural trend of the passive bioclimatism (Those structures that are designed to optimize energy consumption from the first stone of their physiognomy) are being reinforced thanks to the active bioclimatism or, what is the same, all that extra equipment that is making that efficiency even greater, thanks to the renewable energy. Companies dedicated solely and exclusively to the construction of these sustainable houses and their eco-equipment, help fulfill that dream.

In any case, before building your home you must take into account a series of pillars that will make your home sustainable 100% eco. Take note of them:

1. Water treatment

This point is essential to take into account from the rainwater itself (from the rain) to the sewage or wastewater (from the drain).

To achieve efficiency, it is necessary to install systems of use on high surfaces (roofs or roofs) that can collect rainwater and store it in tanks for uses that do not require potability, such as, for example, the water used for the washing machine. Likewise, wastewater must also be used through biological purification systems that allow new life in uses such as irrigation.

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2. Heating systems

There are more and more alternatives that add to the classic location to make the most of solar heat. By the way, remember that the best location for the main facade is being south or southwest.

As sustainably active heating systems you can choose a system of solar collectors that put radiant floors into operation, geothermal pumps that use the subsoil to heat (or cool in summer) the home and even biomass boiler systems, a source of renewable, ecological and indigenous energy that works through wood boilers.

3. Electricity systems

A great option is photovoltaic panels, which transform solar energy into electrical energy.

In addition, its large accumulation capacity allows delivery up to three days without sun.

As sustainably active heating systems you can choose a collector system

These three key points are reinforced with small bioenergetic details that should not be forgotten as boiler reinforcement through forest waste used as fuel, adequate insulation systems to maintain and avoid temperature losses (both in summer and winter) or the construction of sustainable roofs (solar, white or green) , which favor the aforementioned.

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Before building your sustainable house, you must assemble all these pieces in the great eco puzzle based on your possibilities, location, environment ... If each one fits perfectly in place, you will minimize the carbon footprint and help take care of the wisest way possible our little big planet.

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