We need to pay more attention to overheating of our buildings, exceptionally because we live in the warm climate of the Caribbean. A cooling system is an easy solution, but it costs lots of energy to use on a daily basis. Are there any simpler design solutions? Yes, there are!
Having the right lighting in your room is one of the most important elements creating of a comfortable and healthy building. Light brings ambiance, a comfortable feeling, but is also practical for reading a book. Making a good light plan for your building is therefore important.
But choosing the right lighting in your interior is difficult. What kind of lighting do you choose? Where do you place the light sources? How much lighting is enough?
Sustainable architecture is a quite recent development. Only now, when we experience our true influence on the environment, we realize that we need to change the way we build and live. Sustainable building might not yet be common in the Caribbean, but just take a look to the American and European building regulations...
Before even thinking about installing solar panels on your roof, it is important to reduce your energy consumption to a minimum. This is the first step of the Trias Energetica, a 3-step strategy to realize green buildings. Here we have some tips to reduce your energy usage.
Should you consider using us as general contractor for your next major project? Clients often don’t want to deal with multiple contractors, having to worry about who gets paid when, who didn’t do what, and who is liable for damages or injuries on the job. Thankfully, finding a turnkey provider to take on your company’s building project is not that difficult. But if you don’t understand how GRParchitects & Construction works, then you’re missing out on all the true benefits of Turn Key construction.
Solar energy is everyday available on the Caribbean. The sun is giving us heat, light, life and electricity. These are the benefits of our big life source and it's giving us joy an the light of the world. We are anti (Pre) Solar Panels, let me explain what that means. We are not against solar panels but we are against the use of solar panels as the first option to save energy. One reason is that solar panels are not energy saving, but they are energy users. When you give solar panels a priority above the green methods to lower your energy demand, you will be forgetting the basics of energy saving.