In 2022, the issue of energy costs was debated for a long time, as due to the new geopolitical scenarios we have seen our bills triple suddenly.
In this context, we were able to see how living in an energy-efficient building can make a big difference for users’ pockets and with new technological discoveries and advanced technical solutions it is now possible to create buildings with almost zero energy consumption.
The best ally in energy efficiency: the wooden house
According to a study carried out by the European Commission, the best way to reduce energy consumption and reduce the carbon footprint is to use wood. Not only is it a lightweight, durable and more local material, but unlike concrete, wood offers a circular material that can be taken from old homes for reuse in new ones, while also serving as a carbon sink.
Using wood means using an excellent insulator, both thermal and acoustic, which avoids thermal bridges and therefore the onset of mold and condensation. The wooden house therefore remains warmer in winter and cooler in summer, resulting in less use of the heating and air conditioning system.
An ethically virtuous economic advantage
A wooden house consumes an average of 60-70% less energy than a traditional house and by also resorting to renewable energy systems, this percentage increases further!
Energy saving is not only environmentally friendly, but also means economic savings. Those who choose green building can guarantee a truly significant reduction in energy costs. Money saved every year, for many years.
Choosing green building houses, therefore, is simply more advantageous, as well as ethically virtuous.
Care of the project and its materials
To improve the performance of a wooden building it is essential to meticulously take care of the project and the consequent use of materials. A correct study of the plant, its orientation, the influence of the sun and winds makes it possible to take advantage of the environmental and climatic conditions, optimizing natural resources. The house must therefore be built in such a way as to allow the sun to heat and illuminate the rooms, the tanks to collect as much water as possible and the winds to help cool the building in summer, without cooling it in winter. To do this, it is necessary to design a structure that is perfectly integrated with the context in which it is inserted, with a view to ecological architecture.
To obtain autonomous wooden houses, the best insulators must also be used, suitable for the surrounding environment, the needs of the inhabitants and the efficiency of the heating, water and energy systems. Natural materials such as wood guarantee pleasant environments in which self-sufficiency is not limited to house management, but also to respect for the nature of the construction process.
To have a state-of-the-art house with the best energy efficiency, wood and a careful study of the project and materials will be your best allies!