What is bioclimatic architecture?
Bioclimatic architecture is a field of architecture. Its goal is to optimize a building to take advantage of the outdoor environment. It aims to use conditions such as climate, natural light, nature and geography… in order to maximize the well-being of the occupants of a building.
Numerous studies have shown that these elements have a direct impact on well-being and health.
Thanks to Halio Glass electrochromic technology, you can enjoy the benefits of the sun and keep a view on your outside. All this from the inside of a building or a housing.
Bioclimatic architecture: a new way of designing buildings
For architects who are keen in bioclimatic architecture, the goal is to limit the barriers between the indoor and outdoor world. The bioclimatic architecture takes into account several factors: the site on which to build the facility, the climate, the exposure of the ground, etc. While imagining his project, the architect seeks to build an open and comfortable infrastructure. It answers to the question “how to use the environment around my building to maximize the happiness of its occupants while minimizing my ecological impact?”
Studies show that natural light is one of the most sought-after factors by occupants. This is the case in the residential sector as well as for commercial buildings. Knowing that we spend more than 90% of our time indoors, it is essential to include in our spaces some elements of nature, a view to the outside but also vegetation for example.
Let in the natural light and enjoy its benefits
With Halio technology, you can increase the well-being of the occupants of the building by providing more natural light. The benefits reported by the people the most exposed to this light are numerous. Among the most important ones we can name:
- Decrease of stress ;
- Rise of productivity ;
- Reduced feeling of tiredness ;
- Better concentration ;
The external brightness also has an impact on our cognitive skills, our behaviour and our moods. In the healthcare sector, several studies show that patients tend to recover faster if they have a good daily dose of natural light.
Through the sun, our body also produces more serotonin, vitamin D and regulates its heart rate more easily. In short, whether for a facility intended to accommodate offices or a hospital or for a residential building, it is better to think of letting in the sun.
Halio Glass and bioclimatic architecture
Do you think about making your building respectful towards the environment as well as its occupants? Then think about connected windows. The electrochromic glass we offer is ideal for bioclimatic architecture. This is because it maximizes natural light in all the rooms of your building. It dyes in a smart way to protect the occupants from external glare. In total there are 9 different shades that our connected glazing offers. Therefore, there’s no need to use blackout blinds and artificial light all day long. You are already decreasing your electricity consumption.
Besides, the Halio smart glazing is highly insulating and helps reduce the need for air conditioning in the summer thanks to the shade of the connected glass, which prevents heat from entering inside. Halio helps you reduce the energy footprint of your building while increasing the well-being of its occupants.
Do not hesitate to contact our team to discuss your construction project. We will answer you with pleasure.