Modern Renewable Energy Systems in Spanish Villas

Architect Marbella Eco Vida Homes discusses Modern Renewable Energy Systems

Renewable energy systems have in the past been associated with being weak, expensive, and unreliable. For many people the concept goes with eco-warriors living off grid in situations where they can’t have all mod cons. Well let me tell you. Things have changed! We are installing a renewable energy system in a modern villa thatContinue reading

Passive House and Airtight Homes in Spain

Passive House Windows in Spain

Passive House (Passivhaus) is probably the worldwide leading standard for energy efficient buildings. It is a concept that has come out of Germany where the principal problem is keeping your home warm in the winter. Effectively no heating is required in a passive house even though it may be minus 10C outside. In Spain thereContinue reading

Green Building Accreditation Systems Explained

Green Building Acreditation

There are many different organisations around the world who offer green building accreditations. These are independent rating systems that measure the building’s “green” credentials against closely defined criteria. The mains ones are Breeam (UK), Leed (USA), DGNB (Germany) and CASBEE (Japan). In Spain we use the Spanish version of the Green Building Council which isContinue reading

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