One of the astonishing aspect of the new Spanish building regulation is the fact that although it is very much focused on saving energy, we architect are compelled to design a ventilation system in all bathrooms and kitchens to extract air from these wet rooms and inject fresh air from outside on all bedrooms and living rooms.
Things have changed from the time when buying or selling a property would mean to go to an estate agency and request the service. You would be provided with a fee which would normally be paid in case the purchase would go through.
Although it is likely that when talk about drones, military use or other military matters come to mind, the use of drones with civil, even leisure, purposes are increasingly common, and more and more applications are being found in different fields.
It is a fact that we are in a period of energy transition in Spain with a progressive change of trends in the design of thermal installations for heating and domestic hot water. we can find in the market a greater number of thermal comfort solutions, increasingly efficient and with a more significant importance of the origin of the sources of renewable energy.
In the previous article we discussed how the update of the Technical Building Code known as the “CTE” for short which is the Spanish Building Regulation, is pushing us the architects to design new buildings which must comply with Almost Null Energy Consumption Buildings or nZEB. This means buildings that will use nearly 0 none renewable energy.
To simulate that we are at home, not to disclose that we are away or to ask a trustworthy person to pick up the letters, are some of the recommendations which are valid for your Spanish or British home.
I know that this is supposed to be an architectural column where I write mostly on recent developments in the Spanish building industry, however after having seen a documentary on plastic waste, I feel obliged to at least make a call of attention to a grave problem that it is affecting all human beings but especially those living in the third world countries.
According to Sir David Attenborough plastic pollution and waste are killing people every 30 seconds in the developing world.
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