What is the project file? Showing the initiative developed technological and economic feasibility to drastically reduce the environmental impact of buildings, improving comfort, livability and quality of life. How do you show? Housing built that achieves 97.4% reduction of CO2 emissions and 50% water consumption, which involved the know-how and practical commitment to sustainability than 40 companies and two universities internationally. What is the contribution of research group? treatment provides interior painting and color of the Sun-silicate mineral, along with the protection of wood with natural wood stains Livos. Decorative finishes, flame retardant, hygienic, anti-static and inhibitor of microorganisms without biocides, fungicides and other petroleum products capable of providing harmful or toxic substances to the applicator and in time the inhabitants of the house. The ecological profile throughout their life cycle (1 / 3 of the environmental impact of water-based paints) also involves a leap forward in improving the quality of life inside the home. Will we see results and build with these advantages? The prototype is located on the campus which will run for a year evaluating the data previously obtained in simulation software. The results will be available in real time on the Web LIMA is developed by a research group formed by private schools and universities of Catalonia and Germany with the participation of 40 companies located in Spain, Austria, Germany, France, Italy, Canada and Japan. LIMA is not a house, is a weapon to change the future and a shock feasible in times of crisis, able to give real impetus to the new generation of sustainable housing.
Sustainable housing is a new proposal to build houses and various buildings, which mainly seeks to better use of natural resources, namely respect as far as possible the environment and the same way as is realized certain benefits for the building from the very nature, such as saving heating when the winter and air conditioning brother summer arrives, thanks to the conditions provided by the environment around the building, in other words can be said that eco-sustainable housing construction or bio-construction, thanks to the implementation of some technological advances in the architecture, resulting in the most of the environment. The implementation of sustainable housing, has been implemented more in the buildings for public use, with the lay-out of a construction which seek to maximize the natural components of there as of sustainable, since through certain conditions in such housing can save energy by allowing more light and generate a certain weather conditions indoors. The achievement of sustainable housing is largely due to environmental concerns, which found support in a variety of useful technological advances in architecture, leading to what is called the bio-climatic, with the bio-construction. So to achieve the establishment of sustainable housing, it is essential the previous study of soils and their characteristics, also the weather. With previous studies that are performed for the construction of sustainable housing, primarily seeks to make the same environment generate better conditions in sustainable housing, so the arrival of certain climatic seasons, the atmosphere inside the homes respond to this, so will not be as necessary to implement devices such as fans or air conditioners that perform a high consumption energy is added to this sustainable housing that also allow reuse of a resource as important as water, provide better lighting conditions in the implementation of certain instruments that help to channel and to reduce pollution emissions . As added to the significant benefits that mean sustainable housing for people and their homes, the green architecture and sensitive to the environment that is present in sustainable housing, manages to avoid strong shocks in nature, to find better environmental conditions from the same planning and construction, besides its main achievement is aimed at energy savings through reduced energy consumption. One of the important elements in sustainable housing is the presence of walls that collect energy from the source of the sun also heat panels to keep hot water and photovoltaic cells. Other technological features that help shape housing sustainable systems are passive solar energy collection and vents them from providing comfort..