Rehabilitation low cost buildings - Sustainable building
Rehabilitation low cost
It is possible to build and rehabilitate at low cost by reusing materials and using sustainable and recycled resources. Portugal has national ecoproducts with international certificates.
Combining environmental sustainability with building construction and rehabilitation is possible in a low cost version. However it is important to demystify the pejorative low cost connotation that is not being fast and of poor quality. To be low cost is to have sustainable concerns combining this principle with innovative concepts in the application of these materials.
Thus, in our opinion the low cost concept should be understood as “a project that synthesizes market conditions, respects the environment, reuses resources, incorporates the latest technology and results in a work that is expected to contribute to the valuation of the environment without the assault and designed to last ”.
In our opinion this optimization is achieved by maximizing the return on all investments in the building process. In this sense, the construction of buildings should follow the principles of sustainable architecture making the most of existing natural resources and resources to ensure maximum comfort and durability of buildings with minimal landscape intervention.
Low-cost construction and rehabilitation imply that the project takes into account the survey of the region's characteristics and history and, at the same time, lead to the creation of a new program in which metal structures replace reinforced concrete, and focus on improving the ventilation and natural lighting of homes. For materials, efficiency goes through installation of low energy light bulbs, natural insulation materials, efficient window frames and flow reducers.
Also very important is the need to create a manual for the use and maintenance of the devices.