Energy Rehabilitation

Studio Architectura

Energy rehabilitation architecture focuses on improving energy efficiency and reducing energy consumption in existing buildings through the application of specific techniques and technologies.
This approach is crucial in the fight against climate change and the pursuit of sustainable development in the construction sector.

What steps do we follow at TCGA Architects for energy rehabilitation architecture?

Energy diagnosis: Before undertaking any energy rehabilitation project, it is crucial to conduct a comprehensive analysis of the building’s energy consumption. This may include technical inspections, evaluations of HVAC systems, analysis of the building envelope, and identification of energy loss points.

Improvement of the building envelope: A fundamental part of energy rehabilitation involves improving the efficiency of the building envelope, including thermal insulation of walls, ceilings, floors, and windows. This helps to reduce heat losses in winter and heat gains in summer, decreasing the demand for heating and cooling.

Updating HVAC systems: Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems are responsible for a significant portion of energy consumption in buildings. Therefore, upgrading these systems, installing more efficient equipment, and using technologies such as heat pumps, high-efficiency boilers, and smart control systems can generate significant energy savings.

Optimization of lighting: Efficient lighting is key to reducing energy consumption in buildings. Replacing incandescent lamps with high-efficiency LEDs, installing motion sensors, and implementing lighting control systems can significantly contribute to reducing electrical consumption.

Smart energy management: Implementing energy management systems that monitor and control energy consumption in real-time can help identify inefficient usage patterns and optimize equipment operation to maximize energy efficiency.

In summary, energy rehabilitation architecture focuses on improving the energy efficiency of existing buildings through the implementation of measures that reduce energy consumption and promote the use of renewable energy sources, thus contributing to long-term environmental and economic sustainability.