10 January

Affordable & Sustainable Housing

Affordable & Sustainable Housing

Our team is committed to sustainable practices throughout the entire design and construction process. We prioritize local sourcing of materials, waste reduction, and minimizing our carbon footprint during transportation and construction.

 

One of our projects for which we used active and passive systems.

Creation of shade to escape the heat, it is necessary to prevent the sun’s rays from entering the house. Common systems are the slope of the roof and eaves, vegetation and awnings, umbrellas, curtains and blinds. In short, the aim is to avoid using air conditioning as it consumes energy.

*Studying the breezes and the effect of the sun’s rays defined the position of this house. The built-in overhangs give shade in the summer.


Cross ventilation If the area’s breezes and the position of windows, doors and balconies have been factored in, air currents can be taken advantage of to cool the house and avoid or reduce the use of air conditioning. A cool tower is another mechanism for cooling as it forces out hot air through openings in the upper part of the house.

Passive Systems

  • Natural ventilation
  • Shading, and thermal mass to reduce the need for mechanical heating and cooling systems.
  • Vegetation
  • Insolation

Active systems

  • Energy-efficient materials and appliances: We use sustainable building materials such as recycled steel, FSC-certified wood, and low-emitting insulation. We also install energy-efficient appliances and lighting to reduce energy consumption.
  • Solar power: We design and install solar panels to generate electricity and reduce reliance on non-renewable energy sources.
  • Rainwater harvesting: We incorporate rainwater harvesting systems into our designs to collect and reuse rainwater for irrigation and other non-potable uses.
  • Green roofs: We incorporate green roofs into our designs to reduce stormwater runoff, improve air quality, and provide additional insulation.
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