Reducing emissions starting from buildings: this is the bioclimatic architecture

Dec 15, 2015 | written by:

It will seem a wordplay but, around here, there is a saying that says 'unity is strength' and, whether you believe it or not, it is true. In order to fight the increasingly urgent climate change, indeed, buildings and environment work together and talk to each other in an evolving back-and-forth.

And that is how the bioclimatic architecture is born, a kind of eco-friendly way to build houses that exploits the natural characteristics of the construction area (climate, vegetation, topography and soil's geology) in order to minimize the buildings' energy requirements and to create a more comfortable environment, suitable to its inhabitants' lifestyle. The bioclimatic approach also pays attention to landscape and environment respect in the consciousness that buildings are highly polluting because a significant part of the greenhouse gas emissions and CO2 comes from air conditioning systems and heating equipment.

The buildings created with these ecological criteria are able to control the inside microclimate with design strategies that minimize the use of mechanical installations in favor of natural heat exchanges, guaranteed by the geometric characteristics of the structures, their position and their orientation. The architecture empathizes with environment and climate, encouraging a considerable energy saving and a significant decrease in greenhouse gases' emissions.

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