Near Passive House Project in Madrid
A modern villa design in Madrid with all the Passive House FeaturesContinue reading
Tiny House Design Inland on the Costa Blanca
We are about to submit the building licence application for this “tiny house” inland on the Costa Blanca. Our client is a wellness consultant working for luxury hotels in the far East and this will be his refuge. His vision is to be completely connected to the land and to have almost no possessions. TheContinue reading
This is one important way to improve the energy efficiency of an existing building
The photos below show the Eco Vida Homes VH team applying external insulation to a renovation project in Guadalmina Marbella (SATE: Sistema de Aislamiento Térmico por Exterior). In a conventional building you can typically lose 30% of your heating and cooling energy because of poorly insulated walls. The cost isn’t just financial. Better insulation makesContinue reading
PV Panels for Solar Electricity in Spain
There are many reasons for wanting to generate renewable energy.Photovoltaic (PV) electricty is one source of renewable energy: Rising energy prices Climate change: its clean Compliance with the regulations Lower taxes as homes with good energy certificates are taxed less Income generation: when you’re not there your roof is generating income that can off setContinue reading
How Will Forthcoming Legislation on Carbon Zero Buildings Affect my New Build Home in Spain?
What the legislation actually says EU Legislation states that “all new buildings must be nearly zero energy buildings by 31 December 2020 (public buildings by 31 December 2018).” What does this mean for you now if you are thinking of building in Spain? Is there anything you need to pay attention to? The answer isContinue reading
Sustainable Paints Illustrate the Dilemma of Sustainable Building Materials
“The efficacy and durability of paint means that relatively high-emission paints with high durability may sometimes be a better choice than low emission paints with poor durability.” Forum for the FutureContinue reading
Keeping Up to Date with Insulation Technology in Spain
A new generation of insulation materials has been developed and they are thinner and better.
As you know insulation along with solar orientation, window placement, shading and window technology, are key factors in determining the comfort and energy efficiency of your home.
How do the new generation of insulation materials work?Continue reading
My Five Favourite Eco Villas Worldwide
We wanted to prove that being ‘eco’ does not mean we can’t offer beautiful designContinue reading