A complete solution for the heating and ventilation is offered in conjunction with our specialist partners.
To comply with minimum efficiency requirements means that this must be taken into account at an early design stage, working with the designer of the building, and thinking carefully about various heating and ventilation solutions.
It may be the case that for electric-based heating systems for residential use may be too expensive with less energy-efficiency, alternatively you could be considered a basic heat pump heating system, with domestic hot water and using solar heat.
Quite often undue attention is paid to the thermal insulation of walls, however, the greatest heat loss in buildings is too much ventilation. Natural ventilation is caused by normal air movement under the house and can be as much as 30-35% of the total heat loss.
If the building is not airtight, air movement will increase the cost even more.
It also depends on the heat loss from windows or doors, the larger the window surface the more heat loss.
Our laminated glulam logs are breathable and efficient.
Our residential laminated log walls have enough heat resistant and are completely sealed, and ensure a comfortable and healthy indoor environment.
Assuming that the log wall thermal resistance is lower than the predicted normal on the wall, we can compensate for this indicator by further insulating the floor and roof and ceiling.
Air spaces are left between the roof structure to improve the thermal insulation of the building's overall performance and condensation.
Thus, the heat loss from one for our log houses is far less then some.
Recommendations for energy-efficient building plan
The building should be compact: the excessive use of space increases the wall surface.
A specialist ventilation system should be considered at the start of the planning process through to the construction: the greatest heat loss is caused by natural ventilation.
The heating system should be based on a heat pump or wood burning stoves which will not only heat you house but provide hot water.
You should avoid unduly large glass surfaces, and choose windows and doors, which are of high quality and have good heat retention. Building energy efficiency could be increased by the use of solar cells and collectors.