Trends: 10 tips to build a bioclimatic house

Bioclimatic architecture is the art of designing buildings taking advantage of available natural resources such as sun, rain, wind or vegetation, among others and thus achieves a great saving in energy consumption, in addition to drastically reducing the impact on the environment. By saving energy we save money and live more sustainably. For more information and best services visit

Although it seems a new and sophisticated trend, it is not like that, the peoples of antiquity all over the world reveal that the architecture of that time, permanently sought the efficiency of resources to make the inhabitants of a home have a better quality of life.To get a home with these characteristics, there are 10 tips to consider as:

  1. The use of natural materials such as wood, which in addition to having great advantages of thermal insulation, causes a much lower impact on the environment compared to traditional construction.
  2. Correct ventilation and insulation of the walls, to achieve maximum efficiency in maintaining the temperature.
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  4. Integrate renewable energies, so as not to contaminate or spend consuming fossil fuels when we need that energy (today solar energy seems to be a great option).
  5. Orientation of the construction, to make the most of the daylight hours.
  6. Try to recycle all the waste that we can (the organic waste, for example, in compost for the plants, or the water of the shower that we let lose until it is heated, to use it in the irrigation).
  7. Make the most of the distribution of the spaces in the house to build, for example, a winter garden, chandeliers, and any element that contributes to the use of energy in the home.
  8. Exterior elements can be of great help, such as awnings or blinds, or pergolas.
  9. The color of both the ceilings and the walls also influences: the glades reflect the light and thus the spaces are cooled. The dark ones, on the other hand, for example in ceilings, absorb the light therefore the heat. A clear roof, compared to a dark one, reduces heat absorption by 50%.
  10. If we have a garden, opting for deciduous trees, we take advantage of the fact that the sun stops in summer but we can still enjoy the warmth of the sun in the winter.

Incorporate the hot water network also as a heating element of the home. The savings produced are very high, in some cases more than 50%. There is a worldwide tendency to heat water with renewable energies such as streamers exposed to the sun or with wood pellet boilers, for example, that are produced from sawmill waste.

Find out about the Breyne Act

For a new construction or a major renovation, make sure that you are under the Breyne Act, which protects the client against unfair terms in the contract and against the risk of insolvency of the contractor.

A little extra advice: it is clearly defined for what type of work a company must respect this law and for a turnkey project on behalf of an individual, the Breyne Act must be respected. This law is binding: no company can derogate from it.