Latest on heating, cooling and renewable energy systems in Spain

Couple in front of open fire

This is a hot topic because energy prices are rising, climate change is an increasing threat, people want to lower their carbon footprint, legislation is becoming tighter, and the market is demanding more comfortable homes. Here is a quick summary of what we are advising our clients to use in standard situations. We find eachContinue reading

Modern Marbella villas can be both eco-friendly and luxurious

Outdoor seating at Villa Ligera

Designing a modern villa in Marbella has amazing benefits for new home builders in terms of how far you can make your budget stretch. But it’s easy for those looking to invest in the region to become so enamoured with the design choices available for the home of their dreams that they overlook the factContinue reading

PV Panels for Solar Electricity in Spain

Photovoltaic panels 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

Designing the Optimal Solar Orientation of Your Villa in Spain

Solar Orientation Spanish Villa

The angle at which the sun’s rays hit your home varies during the day and from season to season. It can have a big effect on your heating / cooling costs and on the overall sense of comfort your home gives you. It should be studied in conjunction with the layout and function of the rooms and outside spaces, the window placement, the insulation / thermal mass, and heating and cooling systems. Getting this right is a big part of designing a comfortable energy efficient home.

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Why Build Green In Spain

Eco Vida Green Home Spain

1. Build Green in Spain To Save Money
2. Build Green in Spain To Make Money
3. Build Green in Spain To Be More Comfortable

Build Green for Regulatory Reasons
I was going to tell you about the regulations but after more than 20 years living and amongst my Spanish cousins I have become anarchic like them….. to hell with the regulations!

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