Designing a bioclimatic home costs nothing! Or, at least, it doesn’t increase the construction cost. You just need to include this desire in the plans for your future home with the help of an experienced professional. If, on the other hand, you don’t feel the burden of construction costs, you can be sure that your energy bills will be much lower.
A bioclimatic project takes advantage of favourable climatic conditions, protecting you from undesirable conditions.
The first parameter you need to analyse will be the sun’s position. In fact, simply orienting your home will allow you to maximise solar gain and save energy. Therefore, you will have to orient your home so that the social rooms, such as the living room, dining room and kitchen, are always in the south. Rooms that require less light, such as the bathroom, toilet, office, or even the laundry room, can be designed to the north. As for the bedrooms, they can be located to the east or west.
Furthermore, you will have to favour large openings on the south side of the house and, conversely, minimise them on the north. But to protect from the summer sun in south-facing rooms, the contribution of a source of shade, such as a balcony, a deciduous tree, or an awning, among others, will be expected during construction.
More and more professionals are becoming aware of the construction of bioclimatic houses. Attention! Do not entrust this project to just any professional; look for someone with experience and mastery of the subject.