For millennia, options have been sought to solve the challenges posed by a particular habitat and/or its environmental conditions, fundamental principles have been established to maximize the comfort and efficiency of buildings. A perfect example is the 15th-century cave houses found in Granada, Spain, or Alaska, Canada, and Greenland Igloos, which stand out for a critical characteristic: the temperature inside is kept comfortable for those who live there.
Bioclimatic architecture has as a principle:
- The use of the place’s attributes: maximum exploitation of sunlight, natural ventilation, and use of the subsoil for a possible basement or parking.
- The specifications of the building: the nature of the walls, floor, and ceiling, the characteristics of the insulation, the choice of materials, and accessories of the region.
- Technical options: heating and ventilation solutions.
The parameters of a project with bioclimatic architecture also consider the geographical orientation and the distribution of the internal rooms, seeking a balance so that the building is bright but not too hot. In winter, a project with bioclimatic architecture favors exposure to sunlight to heat interior spaces, while in summer, it enhances the building’s natural internal ventilation thanks to wind currents.
Why choose bioclimatic architecture?
From a practical point of view, bioclimatic architecture stands out for reducing the maintenance costs of buildings.
The following benefits stand out regarding the environmental and socio-economic impact:
- Environmental benefits of bioclimatic architecture Ecological respect since natural sources of energy are used.
- Reduction of water waste.
- Improved indoor air quality thanks to a design that allows natural ventilation.
Social benefits of bioclimatic architecture
- More outstanding quality of life for people through solutions with low environmental impact. The aim is for the building to be integrated into the environment and adapt concerning the existing landscape and architecture to flow with the local culture.
- Comfortable buildings where to live or work: Bioclimatic architecture seeks to enjoy buildings with a suitable environment, acoustic, light, and thermal comfort.
Economic benefits of bioclimatic architecture
- Reduction of families’ energy bill and the CO2 pollution produced by heating, lighting, and air conditioning.
- It boosted the green economy in terms of employment because it generates demand for jobs in companies in the sector.
At Evoke Real Estate, we believe that promoting sustainable business models will make us transcend as a more conscious society that knows how to cohabit with the environment; therefore, integrating Yantra into our exclusives fills us with pride.
Learn about the pioneering real estate development with bioclimatic architecture in Playa del Carmen by clicking here.