Spanish Homes consume too much energy

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Spanish homes on average consume twice the energy they need by the lack of good guidance and faults in the design of the isolation or the materials used. On the other hand, the energy used on Spanish homes, accounts for 20% of the electricity consumed in Spain, according to data provided by Danosa, a specialist in sustainable construction company.

Most of the Spanish homes for sale are outdated and in need of a good reform or update. Heat loss in homes is one of the major expenses, that residents have to take when you turn on the heating and the house does not reach the ideal or not keep the heat off temperature.

Experts in solutions for efficient and sustainable construction demand that both, public administrations and owners themselves, to bet on a change in the ways to build and inhabit our buildings.

“Buildings have to reduce its impact on the environment. Better building, only with guidance and improvements on the materials used, would save and the ability to control energy waste. The houses are large predators energy in Spain, consume about 20% of the total electricity in the country “, says Danosa, specialist solutions for sustainable construction company.

In addition, the average Spanish buildings consume twice the energy they need, according to the architect Felipe Pich-Aguilera. “All buildings must themselves be undemanding power to ensure thermal comfort”. It’s time to get buildings with ‘zero balance’, with an equivalent to the energy produced by their own energy consumption.

There are some examples of sustainable construction, such as creating green roofs and facades of buildings, where 60% of the heat escapes. This method will help you to reduce the excess temperature of the building and avoid overheating, acting well as CO2 sinks.

“Not only the quality of life of its occupants is improved in terms of waterproofing and thermal and acoustic insulation, but also saves about 30% on energy bills,” they say from Danosa.

Carlos Lamela, CEO of Estudio Lamela, “is very interesting to continue research in the field of thermal insulation. It’s not about not spending, it is not pollute, and there must be directed not just towards building materials, but also on the buildings and the isolations of them. ”

Choose a Real Estate Professional

When you start your buying process for your Spanish Homes, make sure you find a qualified estate agent. A professional estate agent will guide you and introduce you to properties that will comply with the latest European energy certifications. In this way, you can have a better lifestyle on the Costa del Sol and cheaper energy bills… For more information contact Smart Xcape on +34 952 811 010 or fill in the form on the contact us page

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