Improving where we live: intelligent comfort

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Some building materials require less energy than others to make, transport and install. This is a factor that is rarely taken into account at the moment when it comes to choosing the building materials we use.

We can also design our houses and apartment buildings intelligently before we build them: simply by taking account of the climate in which they are being built and selecting the design and positioning of the rooms, based on the choice of materials, we can significantly reduce the amount of energy needed to heat most buildings (up to 10 times less in some cases).


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