To Build Energy-Saving Houses Starting from the Walls

Energy-saving issues is no longer something that is rarely thought of, this issue is now a global concern. A source stated that out of the entirety of one hundred percent of energy produced in the world, 60% of them is used for our housings. Starting from regular homes, where that house needs energy to heat the room when the weather is cold and to cool the room when it’s too hot outside; to luxurious houses in the form of tall buildings (such as apartments, hotels, etc.) which clearly need a lot of energy to support the activities done inside them. But it’s clear we can’t waste energy anymore as we’re literally scraping by globally, so efforts are being redoubled to build energy-saving houses, and here, we’re starting from the walls.

Right now, big buildings are already being designed and re-designed to be energy-saving houses. Re-designing existing houses to be energy-saving houses will cost, but if you do it smartly, you’ll cut down a significant chunk of your outcome, and having an energy-saving house isn’t just so you will contribute in saving the world from ruin for your future generation; energy-saving houses is an advantage because they last much longer than average houses. It will be a truly good thing for everyone in the world to build their houses with consideration for the environment they are living in.

Why should we build energy-saving houses starting from walls? It’s because the wall is a very good barrier between us and outside the house. In architecture, it is taught that when you are going to build a wall for the house, the outer walls should be thicker than the walls seperating rooms inside it. Thicker outer walls function as an isolation so the temperature inside the house stays constant and won’t be affected by the weather; a sturdy wall is the best protection for us inside; and a wall that doesn’t cost us so much energy in heating or cooling will let the house live longer and better.

As you can see in the picture below, this is an example of a semi-detached house designed by the architect R. Probst. The outer wall of this energy-saving house is much thicker than the walls separating the rooms inside of the house.

To Build Energy-Saving Houses Starting from the Walls

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