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Certificates and installation projects

We are experts in savings certification, CO2 emissions and energy qualification. In addition, we have been developing complex installation projects in the energy field for years.

Our day-to-day work is based on going from one building to another, whether it is our own residences, our workplaces or our studios, or the places where we carry out our leisure activities. Each of them has an environmental impact both on the planet and on ourselves, of which we are not aware. For these and other reasons, Bettergy faces the challenge of fighting to build buildings that improve both our comfort and quality of life, as well as that of our surroundings, achieving the highest energy rating in all its projects.
On the other hand, Bettergy does not limit itself to achieving energy efficiency but goes further by offering a pleasant indoor climate and excellent living and working conditions, guaranteeing competent places for noise control, sound absorption, adequate lighting, fire safety and great freedom of design.In Europe, the building sector is the number one consumer of energy, followed by industry and transport, which is why it is the cause of producing more CO2, one of the so-called’greenhouse gases’, with an impact on the environment.
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Energy efficiency consists of reducing the energy consumption of the building, increasing comfort and quality of life, and constantly protecting the environment by promoting the sustainability of the energy supply, all of which leads to significant economic savings and greater comfort and healthiness in the homes.

Traditionally, the construction sector has sought short-term profitability, ignoring other factors such as energy maintenance of the building, which has overshadowed the advantages of an architecture adapted to the environment in which it is located. The crisis in the sector, together with the new regulations and a growing awareness, is allowing the promotion of energy saving, making it essential when it comes to both building and buying a new home.

The technical regulations on energy efficiency are becoming more and more stringent, and buildings must reduce their energy consumption for the global good and because of the considerable savings they bring to the end user. For this reason the figure of the building’s energy certificate (which classifies it from A to G according to its energy efficiency, being the A the best) has been implemented and established as a goal that from the year 2020 all newly constructed dwellings will be’almost’ zero consumption.

But what does it mean that my building is rated A?

For several years, at Bettergy, we have been designing and constructing our buildings with the best possible qualification, taking into account the following considerations:

1. REDUCING THE DEMAND FOR BUILDINGS

With the correct treatment of passive measures in the building’s external envelope (facades, roofs, floors, thermal bridges), energy savings of up to 50% compared to traditional construction can be achieved, reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Of all the energy needed to operate our buildings, 45% is associated with air conditioning (heating and air conditioning), a value that can be reduced by up to 90% using sufficiently proven energy efficiency techniques, and which Morph Estudio encourages its application.

The most efficient and economical way to achieve this is to invest in the correct treatment of the building envelope, since it is the’skin’ of the building that causes the greatest energy losses.

In Bettergy we analyze the envelope of our buildings according to their location, orientation and degree of sunshine, thus projecting the facades and roofs based on the following requirements:

Well insulated enclosure: Very high resistance insulation is the most effective solution, since with a minimum investment it is possible to achieve energy savings over the entire life of the building.
Elimination of thermal bridges: treatment of special points such as window and door frames, capillaries, shutter drawers, ensuring good watertightness of the building.
Efficiency of the holes: Double or triple glazing of different thicknesses, low emissivity depending on the orientation, high efficiency carpentry with thermal bridge breakage, being the most recyclable possible, guaranteeing the minimum environmental impact.

2. INCREASING THE ENERGY EFFICIENCY OF THE INSTALLATIONS

The thermal installations of a building are also its main source of consumption. Once the thermal enclosure has been improved to minimise heat loss, the emphasis should be on the effectiveness of the installation systems to increase their energy efficiency.

At Bettergy we are committed to the high efficiency of all our facilities:

  • Low temperature heat distribution
  • Centralised high-performance condensing boilers combined with low-temperature underfloor heating
  • Controlled ventilation with heat recovery
  • Led Lighting – Led Lighting
  • Reduction of the flow rate of sanitary water

3. IMPLEMENTATION OF RENEWABLE ENERGIES

The importance of reducing consumption of fossil energy sources such as diesel or gas (traditionally used in the residential sector) is in its polluting power. Therefore, their use should be reduced to a minimum with the incorporation of auxiliary production systems using renewable energies.

At Bettergy we work with the latest technologies such as:

  • Geothermal energy
  • Aerothermy
  • Cogeneration
  •  Photovoltaic solar energy
  • Solar thermal energy

4. SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION: ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL

Because not everything is energy in buildings, in addition to energy considerations, we take into account other environmental, social and economic aspects that are not linked to the concepts of energy efficiency but that have an ecological and sustainability character that allow us to provide added value to residential building, combining quality and long-term efficiency at an affordable cost.

Considerations taken into account:

  • Natural lighting
  • Indoor air quality
  • Health and well-being
  • Thermal zoning
  • Acoustic insulation
  • Homes adapted to the client’s needs
  • Water management and recycling
  • Use of recyclable and/or low environmental impact materials
  • Waste management
  • User’s guide of the house

 

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