Habitat groupé de Buzet

individual housing grouped
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Written by Hugues Delcourt

individual housing grouped

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Province:NamurCity:BuzetCompletion:40544Type of Construction:Other systems - GREB with mortar contreventantDesign/ArchitectureArchitecture et NaturePossibility to visit:NoPress photos:No
Residential acreage:200m2U-Value (Wall):W/m2KU-Value (Roof):W/m2KCategories:Straw Bale Houses in Belgium,

This project was born in Buzet, a small village on the edge
Upper Marlagne forest located in the commune
Floreffe. It combines the social side of a habitat grouped
energy performance and well-being
provides an “eco-house”.
The choice of the construction system concerns
technical “GREB” suitable for self-construction,
it can target the energy performance
high, without being passive standard
because the building is heated with a hearth (only
5 cubic meters of wood per year are used). She permits
also a certain ease of implementation and
So a rather rapid construction.
The project is to be effective with a view
Energy: the use of environmentally friendly materials

rather than industrial is preferred. Building
has good thermal inertia and therefore no
mechanical ventilation, and no central heating
are planned: energy is supplied in the form
photovoltaic and thermal panels. it
ensures a healthy indoor climate,
important for children as for adults.
Participating families also chose
value totally rainwater collected.

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Hugues Delcourt