Promoting energy efficiency does not mean compromising comfort and quality of life by reducing the use of the energy we use in our daily lives. The improvement of energy efficiency is based on the optimization of production processes and energy consumption, the use of renewable energy sources, responsible promotion and recycling, among others.
In terms of construction, the conservation of energy through energy efficiency in buildings and homes has acquired great importance throughout the world.
How can we, from our profession, contribute to energy efficiency?
It is considered that approximately 40% of what is spent on energy comes from building. So it is necessary to bet on energy efficiency and consume what is just and necessary. Now, in the construction sector it will be forced to work in this efficient consumption.
There are four broad ways to reduce energy consumption in construction, which ultimately results in the mitigation of CO2 emissions through energy conservation.
These aspects are described as follows:
1. Design of buildings and passive houses and their orientation to take advantage of solar energy.
2. Low-energy materials incorporated for the construction of buildings and homes.
3. High energy efficiency appliances to conserve the building’s operational energy.
4. Build integrated renewable energy technologies.
The most sustainable energy technique is to conserve energy as much as possible.
DESIGN OF passive solar BUILDINGS can help ENERGY CONSERVATION efforts because building design is directly related to the use of energy. Buildings with passive solar building designs naturally use the sun’s energy to heat, cool and illuminate at no additional charge.
This reduces the need to CONSUME ENERGY from other sources and provides a comfortable indoor environment. The principles of passive solar design are compatible with different architectural styles and can be renewed with the existing building for a net use of zero energy.
The buildings of old buildings consume a lot of energy. Due to the global energy crisis, adequate strategies must be developed to address the conservation of energy in buildings.
Our objective is to promote energy saving and efficiency measures, aimed at the thermal rehabilitation of windows and doors (glazing, frames and pre-frames). This week we signed a new contract with the City of Torrente, work to improve energy efficiency in the public school, San Juan Bautista, Torrente, Valencia.
On many occasions, the lack of maintenance of schools leads to a deterioration of the enclosures and a decrease in the tightness in the exterior carpentry, which means an increase in energy demand. This demand and, consequently, the total energy consumption can be significantly reduced by encouraging the thermal reform of the windows in the façade. A thermal rehabilitation means a reduction of the total energy consumption of the building between 5% and 10% per year.
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