A passive cool house is an eco-friendly house that is cool and comfortable just by its design, without relying on air conditioners. It takes advantage of shading to avoid heat coming from the sun. Here are the 4 shading features of BluHomes Breeze that make it an eco-friendly passive cool house.
1. Super Wide Roof Overhang
The roof overhang of BluHomes Breeze is 1 meter wide, almost double that of the conventional house that is only 0.3 to 0.5 meters.
2. Window Canopy
All windows of BluHomes Breeze has a 0.3-meter deep canopy that blocks direct sunlight from penetrating through the windows.
3. Horizontal Window Blinds
This is what horizontal window blinds are designed to do. You can control the blades to block the sunlight, yet it allows natural air to enter the windows. All operable windows at BluHomes Breeze are provided already with white horizontal window blinds that are made of PVC.
4. North-South Orientation
The front and back faces of the house is not heated, making the house much cooler and more comfortable for the homeowners. Each unit in BluHomes Breeze is oriented facing north or south. This means that the front and back faces do not receive direct sunlight. Since these are townhouse units where another unit is attached to its sides, the right and left sides of the house are also not heated.
Passive cool homes are what we hope for the future of real estate in the Philippines. It takes advantage of the natural surroundings and building science to make the house cooler and much more comfortable without relying on air conditioners. This will lower down our energy consumption and our emission of bad carbon dioxide to the atmosphere. Eco-friendly homes are the best way to move forward.
Learn more about BluHomes Breeze, an eco-friendly townhouse development in Amparo Caloocan, at www.bluhomes.ph/breeze.
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