In my previous article, I discussed the prospect of a renovation that maintains the comfort and temperature of your home. Without the use of any active mechanical systems, like air conditioners, space heaters or
While passive renovations cost 10 to 15 percent more than a traditional renovation. They also pay you back overtime in 70 to 90 percent reduced electrical bills and system servicing costs.
Now let’s look at some techniques that can help you achieve just that.
Cutting off the outside air
We’ll start with super insulation. That just means passive renovated houses require much more insulation than normal houses do whether it’s in a cold climate or a warm one. To reach those levels of insulation, you can use brownstone like floors and insulation between the walls.
If you’re still in the construction phase, aim for a tight construction. House has to be extremely airtight with very little air filtration possible. This is to prevent outside air disturbing the heated/cooled environment.
The bigger, the better
Use double/triple glazed windows to trap as much sunlight as possible inside accompanied by airtight doors.
Now that your building is airtight, go for mechanical ventilation to control the moisture and air quality. It basically contains energy recovery systems so that outgoing air can either heat or cool incoming fresh air depending upon the requirement of the moment.
Use big windows in the right direction to allow sun
Passive renovation is not just about energy saving. It also offers quieter environment as no air is going out or coming in so does the noise from outside. Air you have inside is very clean and pure so that’s just an healthier way to live.
Can you do the passive renovation?
It’s mostly easier for new constructions but that goes for every renovation project ever. It can also be done if you own an apartment, your focus should on insulation the exterior walls and roof. Build a tight envelope around your unit.
Separate it from the outside and rest of the build but clear the changes you are making with your society’s secretary beforehand.
Although passive renovations still
This is something not everyone can do. You can take your chances if you want or fill out a form at Renomate with the link below. And sit back and relax cause we know what we’re doing
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