The Energy and Resource Efficiency of the house is shaped into its design, building materials and construction methods.
Use of free energy sources such as sun, wind, water, and vegetation, to keep the house cool in summers and warm in winters.
Shape of the house is designed to dart the heat, hot air escapes to create negative air pressure so to guide the cool air inside through its air inlets, ensuing constant air change. The direction and the sizes of windows & doors, to carry required fresh and cool breeze and hollow walls acts as insulator. Water body and thick vegetation, keep the environment cool thereby maintaining the comfortable temperature all the years round. The glass inlets, direct the sunrays indoors, keeping it bright in the day time. Ferrocrete and cavity walls insures the minimal use of steel, bricks, and cement.
This Green Building concept and process, helps us to reduce the use of non renewable materials, minimize the use of non biodegradable and high energy embodied objects, conserve the precious, scarce fossil fuel, which is the natural resource of our planet, reduces the carbon emission, thereby saving the ecosystem for our wellbeing. At the same time, saves us money.
The aesthetic of the architecture draws people to Eco-Hamlet.