One of the manifestations of the Save The Earth Quote is saving in energy use. Now more and more people are realizing that building a dwelling, in terms of carrying out that quote, is with the concept of energy-efficient design and using renewable energy optimally.
1. A wide opening
The wide opening can optimize air circulation and natural lighting into the room, thereby reducing the use of artificial ventilation such as air conditioning and fans and reducing the use of lights in the morning and afternoon.
However, complete the glass openings with curtains to be able to adjust the intensity of the light entering the room as needed.
2. High ceilings
Creating a high ceiling in the home will provide more space for air circulation so that the airflow becomes smoother and creates a cooler atmosphere so that when the air is hot outside, the air is still cool indoors without the need for artificial ventilation.
3. Provide rainwater storage
Rainwater that is abundant in the tropics should be collected and reused, to save on the use of clean water. Rainwater can be used for closet watering, watering plants, and others.
4. Adding a garden
The existence of a garden in the home provides many advantages, including providing a lot of oxygen intake during the day, so that the air will feel cooler. Also, the presence of trees can be a barrier that blocks the home from direct sunlight.
If you have a narrow area, it can be replaced by making a vertical garden. The existence of a vertical garden will help absorb heat, making the home cooler.
5. Using solar panels
Using solar panels can help save electrical energy. Abundant sunlight, stored by solar panels and transmitted into usable electricity. The solar panel measuring 1 meter is capable of producing about 100 watts of electrical energy.
6. Using secondary skin
Secondary skin is useful to filter the sunlight into the home to avoid overheating. Also, secondary skin provides aesthetic value to the building facade.
7. Establish appropriate home plans
The layout of the plan can also help save energy by ensuring good airflow in the home. The right home plan is an elongated or slender shape. A sketch like that, able to create good air circulation by applying cross circulation, and can facilitate natural lighting.
8. Use energy-efficient electronic devices
Energy-efficient electronic devices can be found easily on the market. For example, such as LED lights (Light Emitting Diodes), LED televisions are much more efficient.
9. Use solar control window film
Solar control window film can help reduce the intensity and heat of the sun entering the room, so the room will not feel hot. This glass appearance looks darker from the outside.
10. Presenting a fish pond
The presence of a pool at home, both inside and outside the home can give the impression of cool air in the room. The air that blows carrying water vapor from the pool will give a cool impression in the surrounding area. Therefore, keep the pool clean, the gurgling of water in the pool also makes the atmosphere more relaxed. Fish in ponds can also reduce the presence of mosquitoes in the home.