In this article, we will learn the 3 benefits of our windows in making our homes eco friendly in the Philippines as presented by Paolo Bellosillo of BluHomes.
Which room do you prefer, the one with a small window or big window? Most of us feel much more comfortable in choosing the room with a big window. Not only are windows beneficial for us living inside the home, but are also important in making our homes eco friendly. The 3 benefits of our windows are view, natural ventilation and natural light.
Have you seen an airplane that doesn’t have windows? Imagine yourself riding in this type of airplane - scary right? As human beings, it is in our nature to find the connection to the outdoors and to nature.
Our windows are our only way for us to see the outside of our homes. It gives us the feeling that we are still connected to nature. If we have a view of the outdoors, we feel that our room is bigger and more open. If we can see the outside from our home through our windows, we feel free, we feel much more calm and comfortable, and we feel more inspired, especially if we see trees and greeneries outside.
2. Natural Ventilation
Imagine yourself inside a house with no windows. Aside from not being able to breathe, it will be very hot inside because there is no natural ventilation. Our windows give us opening for fresh air outside to enter our home for us to breathe and to make it comfortable inside.
We discussed natural ventilation in the previous article. You may read the article from this link:
3. Natural Light
We feel happier and lighter if we can see the natural light from the outside. There is already a natural light outside from our sun that is free - why don’t we use it to illuminate our indoors?
When we see natural light inside our homes, it boosts our mood and makes us feel more inspired. It will also be healthier for us because natural light is a good source of Vitamin D and it has health benefits to our eyes. Other than these, we can see some savings in our electricity bills because we will use less artificial lights.
These amazing benefits of windows inspire us in BluHomes to make our windows bigger. All rooms inside BluHomes are designed to have a minimum window-to-wall ratio of 20%. For example, if the size of the room is 10 square meters, the size of the window opening is minimum 20% or 2 square meters. The size of the window is proportional to the size of the room.
If natural ventilation and natural light are well-promoted in our home, the use of artificial lights and air conditioners will be lessened, energy consumption will be reduced, and in turn pollution and carbon dioxide emission will be reduced, making our home eco friendly.
In BluHomes, we believe that we all have a moral obligation to protect our planet for our children and future generations. Our homes must be eco friendly.
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