Did you know that bamboo has hardness characteristics equal to those of steel? And what can withstand a compression of twice the weight of that which can be supported by concrete? Perhaps not because this extraordinary material is not well known in the West and is little used in construction, where it lends itself very well to structural uses with load-bearing functions (as they have known since ancient times in Eastern countries).
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The hedge is an ecosystem of great value, especially when placed near a vegetable garden or a garden. Garden hedges require human intervention to preserve themselves and form a linear structure, they are mainly made up of tree and shrub plant species.The hedges are structured so as to receive light not only from above but also from the sides up to ground level .
Green-roofed buildings are spreading rapidly in Europe. In Germany, as early as 2011 it was estimated that 10 of the roofs were green. In Australia and Switzerland, in 2012 municipal or state incentives were introduced for the construction of a green roof. In Italy, green roofs are not widespread but progress can be seen in the far north.
The thermal insulation inside the ceiling can be particularly useful when what you intend to insulate is the ceiling of a two-story house. The thermal insulation inside the ceiling is usually made with a suspended lattice that integrates extremely light insulating panels.
Green roof: the thickness of the green roof can vary from 3 centimeters of the substrate of the extensive roofs up to 30 cm of the substrate of the intensive green roofs. An intensive or semi-intensive green roof has a higher thickness as it allows to accommodate a vegetation with a strong root development and aerial type (therefore not only turf but also shrubs and small trees).
Raw earth is a green building material with excellent bio-ecological and constructive characteristics. It is also an ancient material. Currently, about a third of the buildings in the world are made of raw earth: many of these are located in Africa, but they are also widespread in Europe and Central America where there are examples of considerable size.
Container housing modules: the so-called "container house" has become a new housing standard. A container is designed to support considerable loads and the conversion to residential modules is relatively simple. The use of containers for residential purposes is a clear example of sustainable and reversible architecture through the reuse of existing elements.
If you are wondering how to save energy at home, know that the world of energy efficiency offers you a large number of ready-to-use utilities.To save energy at home you can understand how to insulate the entire building, install a solar roof o focus on the underfloor heating system… or, in cheaper terms, it is possible to evaluate the purchase of “minor”, low cost energy saving devices.
Do you play drums at home? Well, poor people who share a house with you ... ... unless you have soundproofed the room. In this regard, we will show you how to soundproof a room effectively and economically with do-it-yourself. Before proceeding you need to understand which are the points to be soundproofed more
If you are choosing parquet it will be useful to know that some wood essences contain natural substances that are harmful to human health. These essences, if used extensively at home, can have a certain influence on the quality of the indoor air. Obviously, the workers involved in the processing along the entire supply chain are also running risks, so it is good to know which wood essences it is and to take the necessary precautions.
Radiant floors represent a real innovation in the field of domestic heating that occurs through conduction, radiation and convection. Both systems can be installed as a primary heating system of the entire apartment: the electrical systems can only be used for heating while for space cooling, hydronic systems must be used.
The thermostatic valves regulate the flow of hot water into the radiator so as to maintain the temperature set on the valve itself. The use of multiple thermostatic valves, in the radiators of a home with independent heating, allows you to adjust the temperature of the various rooms in a different way and according to the different heat needs.
In Italy we call it green roof, green roof or green roof, it is an insulating cover in full vegetation which, depending on the capacity of the roof, can be extensive or intensive. In this article we will tell you everything you need to know about the so-called green roof.What is a green roof used for? to manage rainwater and to thermally insulate the house.
The purpose of a cooling system is to decrease the temperature and humidity by introducing fresh air with controlled humidity. This is because an environment is comfortable only when the temperature, but also the humidity and the speed of the air in circulation are the right ones.The thermohygrometric well-being is a question of balance: if it is too hot, the humidity is too high or too high low or the speed of the air introduced is excessive, there are no comfort conditions.
How does a chimney work and how is it made? In the article dedicated to ventless stoves, we saw that this element has been replaced by a structure only a few millimeters long, as well as the devices mounted on these stoves, there are alternatives to the chimney. Let's see what it is.
In this article we will talk about district heating, a remote heating unit, which through a network of pipes, conducts the heat generated by large cogeneration plants to homes. This type of heating allows less energy to be wasted: any kind of fuel can be used in the plants, depending on the availability of the moment. This allows to reduce transport and maintenance costs compared to the traditional boiler.
In the article How a heat pump works, we explained in detail the operating mechanism of the heat pump and its different types: water-water, ground-water and air-water heat pump. In this article we will try to examine all the advantages related to the installation of a heat pump suffering from efficiency.
Tax deductions for restructuring: with the 2014 Stability Law (Law No. 147 of December 27, 2013, published in the Official Gazette General Series No. 302 of 12/27/2013 - Ordinary Supplement No. 87, the deadline for deductions is extended tax on the renovation and energy upgrading of buildings.
A roof garden is more than a green roof. It helps to save energy (thanks to the insulating power of the solution) and guarantees a supply of zero-kilometer vegetables to the residents of the building. The property also benefits from an aesthetic point of view (but the garden must be well looked after!) And social relations can also benefit from it.