How to Enhance the Efficiency of Your Living Space

Torbit - June 23, 2024 - - 0 |

While strategies such as improved institutions and energy-efficient  appliances are widely recognised , there  exists a range of innovative yet less commonly discussed techniques  that can dramatically increase the efficiency of a home . These methods such as integrating phase change materials in building structures  offer unique opportunities  to pioneer sustainable living solutions .Some of these  technologies are in their early stages of adoption.

Phase change materials in construction 

Phase Change Materials (PCMs)  are substances with a high heat of fusion  which when incorporated into building materials like wallboard or concrete, can significantly  moderate indoor temperatures by absorbing  heat as they melt and releasing heat as they solidify . This helps in reducing reliance on  HVAC systems and leads to energy savings.

Bio-based insulation materials

Using insulation materials made from bio-based sources (such as sheep’s wool, hemp or recycled denim) can be more sustainable  than traditional fibreglass  or foam insulation. These materials are often more breathable , reducing the risk of mold growth and improving indoor  air quality while maintaining thermal resistance.

Utilising microclimate data

The home builder can use microclimate data  to design homes that naturally stay cooler in summer and warmer in winter. For example positioning  the building to take advantage of natural sunlight , wind patterns and landscaping can effectively manage heating and cooling loads.

High performance windows with suspended particle devices 

Such types of windows  contain a film that can change opacity to block out heat and light , controlled automatically or manually . This can greatly reduce cooling costs and improve comfort without compromising  on natural light during cooler times.

Naredco-Mahi White Paper on Green Foundations- Pathway to Sustainable Living & Building Practices 

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