Making a nautral home
Green building architecture is part of an ecological approach that it aims to reduce energy consumption in the house.
Building with eco-friendly and natural materials
Green housing material should be healthy and environmentally friendly in its use and the way it is made. With green building materials, power consumption is low and its production is not harmful to the environment. In use, natural building materials are not harmful to health.
Protection against the cold, taking advantage of the heat
The primary concern of all homes is to keep warm in winter and prevent overheating in the summer. All the while avoiding high energy bills due to heating and air conditioning. It therefore seeks to limit the losses of energy in the home for a minimum room temperature of 18 ° C. And green building is no exception.
It is therefore necessary to minimize: The cold air from the outside by insulation. The significant loss of energy from inside to outside (thermal bridges) of conventional dwellings.
Earth compressed blocks and bricks are perfectly adapted for this use in interior walls with external insulation. Exposure to sun entering the house from outside or to heat from heaters inside will keep heat inside the house in winter. During the summer the interior of the house is cool thanks to its ability to phase shift.
Dealing with the sun’s orientation
The amount of sunshine on a house depends on the time of day, season, location and orientation to the sun. Optimizing these factors allows for significant energy input by the sun. By orienting a house to face south, the maximum amount of solar energy is captured in winter through a combination of large windows and a wall built to capture solar energy.
In the summer, because the sun is high in the sky, it does not shine directly into the house. Sunlight is reflected more onto the roof than onto the vertical walls. Earth compressed blocks and bricks which have a high density and high thermal inertia serve this role when they are well positioned in the house.
Optimizing energy and storing heat
Many sources of heat can be “captured” in the house: sun, furnaces, machines, light bulbs, as well as people. The south facade must have good absorbency to get the maximum solar power and to store thermal energy.
The north wall should act as a barrier to heat transfer. It should be a good insulator of heat uptake and restitution can decrease heating bills.
Earth compressed blocks and bricks such as the MecoBriq are the ideal materials to create the inertia in low-energy buildings and green housing in general. For use on the wall of inertia or a masonry heather, eath compressed blocks and bricks help supply comfort and warmth.