Low energy buildings design
The search for energy efficiency does not impose bare and strict architectural solutions, but can suggest effective stylish choices that perfectly meet the criteria of low power design.
This global way of thinking materialises with: the choice of materials through which to get a good protection from the weather outside, the organization of transparent surfaces more suited to the exploitation of winter "heat inputs free of charge", the study of shading measures to prevent summer overheating and the possible adoption of a mechanical ventilation system with heat recovery removable from the exhaust air.
Not less important than a scrupulous executive design is the accurate supervision of all stages of the construction site, in order to ensure the real connection between design and existing buildings. The instrument checks (thermography, transmittance analysis with heat flow metres, blower door test, etc.) can be invaluable during and after the construction to ensure the achievement of project objectives, to ratify the proper implementation, to locate executive unexpected errors or technical hitches and remedy.