Most of us spend a lot of time inside the home, so a clean indoor environment should be given utmost importance to. To ensure that you don’t get any respiratory complications the air your breathe inside your home should be clean, fresh and devoid of any impurities which may affect your health. One way you can have good supply of fresh air inside your home is by having an effective ventilation system. With adequate ventilation, condensation will not take place which is a major reason for dampness in walls. Dampness not only causes foul air but also impacts your house structure and longevity of your home.
Proper ventilation helps get rid of stale indoor air which causes musty smell and dampness. It also ensures that your home has adequate amount of fresh air and no dampness occurs in the walls. You can use natural energy saving methods in your flat to ensure natural ventilation inside your house. Natural ventilation is termed as having windows and door at best position available to ensure passage for natural air inside to outside your home.
Other method known as mechanical ventilation that is the use of exhaust fans inside the bathroom and kitchen to remove moist air and with natural air flow replacing that air from outside. You can also install exhaust fans on specific locations in your house which are prone to dampness or are not having proper supply of fresh air. You can also install a duct system which removes stale air from the entire house and brings fresh filtered air inside the house.
In case of winters you can use a heat recovery ventilator system which heats up the incoming fresh cold air and also kills any bacteria incoming with the air. It is especially useful to keep your home warm in harsh winters and removing harmful bacteria, effectively removing any chances of making you and your family members ill.
You can also inspect the flat before buying and put your money on a flat which offers natural ventilation. Most luxury zirakpur flats for sale today follow green construction methods to ensure maximum use of natural resources such as natural lighting through sunlight and fresh indoor air by having large windows and doors. The design of the building is as such that it doesn’t obstruct the air flow from one tower to another which is essential for clean natural air flow inside your house.
These days many builders are moving towards green development methods by using advanced water conservation technology, using insulation materials in walls and doors to conserve energy expenditure and using solar panels on roof to generate clean green energy. Using “green” label is a methodology most companies are following in the modern time. Using less harmful processes and methods for construction is quickly becoming a norm for most developers today who are converting to green building process than using traditional non Eco-friendly counterparts.
Most people may not realize that luxury penthouses and budget friendly 2 bhk flats both offers an ecofriendly and green living options. The first benefit you get from these flats is benefit of population density. In a penthouse of a flat a shared wall is used whereas in an independent house unshared or double walls are used. We all have seen that when a utility is shared, it results in more efficient use of resources like use of public transportation over a car. As in the case of shared wall, the material used to construct a single wall is much less than using it to construct two walls. We can save as much as half the construction material such as bricks, concrete and wood which means less depletion of natural resources and more ecofriendly buildings.
In a residential complex, major utilities are centralized like using central place for hot water heating with eco-friendly methods like solar energy. Using centralized solar energy water heating system saves a lot of electricity which would otherwise be wasted in small water heaters. Benefit of using central air-conditioning and heating methods also results in saving a lot of energy expenses and it also provide efficient cooling and heating solution.
We can maximize the efficiency of these basic necessities used by every flat owner by combining these functions and creating a centralized unit for these utilities thus saving energy and providing an eco friendly green building environment.
Other feature of these nature friendly flats and penthouses is that by designing planned spaces and using common shared stairs a lot of much needed green cover is saved which can be used to develop a park within the residential complex. Flats and luxury penthouses also have a much smaller footprint when we compare them to individual houses built on a same piece of land. The same space can be used to house a greater number of families than a single family on the same piece of land. The more space we save, the more we can use it to create natural environment like community garden and water showers to provide fresh air and scenic environment to the residents.
Developers are also using cutting edge technologies and increasingly pushing towards technological advancements to include environment friendly construction process. The young generation and urban youth are also forcing developers to push towards green residential construction process as many on them prefer to live in a green building.
Many young professional today are aware of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification which is a certificate issued to residential complex using green building initiatives. This certification also encourages residential developers to incorporate use of renewal energy sources in a residential complex, like use of solar panels for electricity generation, using central place for heating hot water with solar energy, treatment of waste water and re using it for watering the gardens. Re-using water not only saves the environment but also helps replenish our underground water sources which are being used at a much higher rate than it is being replenished.