Do we really need to build new housing or is it sufficient to renovate the existing buildings in Norway? Good question! There are two answers to this question: the first is simply that every year we get more and more citizens. There is also a large emigration to the cities, thus increasing the demand for new homes. If no one would build a new home prices would skyrocket, companies would have a hard time finding people jobs and society would be slowed. The second answer is that older houses can be charming, but they are not built to modern needs but for a time when the environment was not as up to date and energy prices were low. From an environmental perspective, a newly built home unbeatable and requires less than half as much energy to heat compared to a house built as late as the 80s.
Winter can be cold and fun
“Do not forget the hat” we say often in the winter. Heat rises and the easiest way to insulate a house is put on a hot and dense hat. In older homes you can sometimes see that the roofs are free of snow and icicles grow freely along the gutters. This suggests that the heat dissipated into the air instead of heating the house. In recent years, energy prices have risen and all indications are that the power consumption and heating costs are becoming increasingly important in the selection of new homes. New houses are not only issued with the hot and dense hat. Facade and windows are also far more energy efficient than they were just a few years ago. But a well-insulated house is not the same as the house is properly insulated. The air inside your home needs to circulate in the right pace. Otherwise fall indoor environment and oxygen levels. Bad air means you get headaches, poor sleep and chances are that it produces moisture damage in the structure. Newly constructed homes have often nowadays ventilation system with heat recovery. This means that we use the energy in the air emitted to heat the fresh air into the house. Heating with energy from renewable energy sources, we also focus on.