In the coming weeks it will inaugurate the first neighborhood with efficient energy criteria located in the capital city, made up of 33 homes, and it is planning to build a second housing complex with similar characteristics in the city of Villa Mercedes, with 29 homes.
This second project was open to tender. The amount of the work is stipulated at $ 16,731,949.33 (construction budget: $ 14,902,916.43; and infrastructure budget: $ 1,829,032.90).
"The intervention of these 33 homes in San Luis and the 29 homes in Villa Mercedes, is based on environmental and urban sustainability guidelines where green prevails as a space for meeting, playing and prioritizing integrality in the intervention of the whole", expressed in dialogue with energiaestrategica.com, Paula Kraliczek, press officer of the Ministry of the Environment of San Luis.
Characteristics of the bioclimatic neighborhood
The housing complexes will be equipped with:
- Photovoltaic panels and bidirectional meter: a modality that already operates successfully in Europe and the United States and that allows individuals to inject energy into the distribution network. San Luis is the first province in the country to have this measure.
- Thermosolar equipment: to heat water for sanitary use and to heat the house by radiant slab.
- Insulation: correct thermal insulation of walls, ceilings and openings with DVH.
- Water use and treatment: rational use of water incorporating devices that reduce its consumption: double flush toilet, water flow reducer for shower and taps.
- Energy efficiency: Lighting of homes and public spaces with LED technology and low consumption with photovoltaic panels.
- Separation of waste at source: each house will have fixed equipment to separate waste into wet and dry.
- Orientation of the house: located to allow proper sunlight and internal air circulation.
- Afforestation and vegetation cover: radiation control both in summer and winter.
- Natural / cross ventilation: provide the construction with measures that allow natural ventilation of the interior space.
- Urban criteria: arranging and designing the blocks and houses, taking advantage of the natural conditions of the place, optimizing the layout of the service network and prioritizing the design of the public space.
Comparison with a conventional home
- The home with sustainability criteria allows:
- Energy reduction for heating: 65 percent consumption.
- Reduction in electricity consumption for lighting: 70 percent per year.
- Reduction of energy consumption to heat sanitary water: 25 percent per year.
- Reduction of sanitary water consumption: 33 percent per year.
- Bio: 71 m2 (covered) +16 m2 (semi-covered) / Progreso: 55m2 (covered).