I want to build. What do I need to know in order to have a building with good efficiency?
Imposed building standards ar not only limited to architecture but also to the buildings economic efficiency and their carbon footprint.
Even from the design stage, a building’s energy consumption and the type of energy consumed must be considered. That’s why, for most cases, for the approval of the building design, the energy certificate is solicited by the authorities. The energy certificate is obligatory at the time the reception of the building is carried out.
Why is it important that a building is economically sound?
First of all because the price of conventional energy is not going to drop. Unconventional energy prices are also likely to stay high for the next ten years.
Secondly, to raise the building’s value. It’s easier to sell or rent a home that does not generate high exploitation costs.
Not lastly, in the future the laws will become more and more strict regarding this field. So, by building an economical building now, you are avoiding future investments that may be imposed by the law.