there is no doubt that the world needs additional homes for the current population. This deficit results from a incongruous real estate development that has built without sizing the market and failing to answer real world needs and from the lack of financing options, among other factors, as housing financing is available to only a small percentage of the total population.
A++and SUN-TEC (a joint venture between Nuovocorso, Seasif and luxferow all leaders in their fields of action) are joining forces to take innovative action to address these issues. The introduction of new techniques and the implementation of a different commercial and financial approach of the real estate market along with joint private-pubblic initiatives to promote sustainable housing development, can induce one particularly significant step forward.
As we all know, sustainable housing refers to the homes and communities developed with the objective of reducing environmental impact through the use of ecological materials, equipment and practices and improving the quality of life for society by creating a social fabric that fosters prosperous societies, as opposed to simply building mono-market targeted cities with little to no interaction among inhabitants, and last but not least, increasing access to new and sustainable financing scheme to allow the youngsters and the less wealthy people, an access to a finely built dwell with the lowest impact on the future owner’s income.
with this in mind, the aim is simple translatable in numbers:
Allow the pubblic the possibility to buy a 270.000 house for a price as low as 40.000 €.
the process, although the result of a complex conceivement, turns out to be extremely simple:
SUN-TEC has developed partnerships with major energy companies to “sell” solar plants spaces.
SUN-TEC and A++, are designing and producing sustainable 80 sqmt housing units that Integrate a solar plant in the form of a architecturally designed solar roof
The roof is eventually lent to the energy company for which an annual lending fee is payed to SUN -TEC .
The house, worth 270.000 €, is sold to the client and a morgage,deducted of the fees that the energy company will pay in the years, is issued by the producers financial division.
The photovoltaic / thermic roof will produce hot water for the house use, and electricity exclusively for the energy company.
In the end, the client owns a high quality, new and highly sustainable house, for a fraction of the price needed to buy a smaller, not sustainable, old house.
this sustainable housing initiative is a commercial viable solution for both the producer and the client, and innovatively addresses several of the countries problems, namely, a sustainable housing deficit, the marginalization of low-income families and youngsters, with the corresponding lack of social integration, and the growing environmental concerns.
The housing units are currrently being sold worldwide.
the tight collaboration with Seasif SUN-TEC and its associates Luxferov and Nuovo Corso, joins expertise’s, operational and engineering’s knowledge, to design and develop an exceptional self-sufficient residential units that respond effectively to the more and more important demand for a fully sustainable and self sufficient dwell, in the housing scenario.
The new housing unit hosts an innovative, light weight and extremely sturdy fiberglass, kevlar and resins’ compound structure, especially extruded to both be used as beams and pillars of the building and to house different typology of insulating packs, (Rockwooll or basal fibre) chosen with referral to the climate zones, in order to avoid temperature changes and provide more protection against humidity to the house.
An aluminum structure is than anchored to the building exteriors face, supporting extruded porcelain stoneware slabs that compose the facade and creating a few centimeter gap between the insulating packet and the external wall.
Extruded porcelain stoneware becomes a totally new material that brings to the project the joint advantages of an exclusive extrusion-based technology, such as low thickness, mechanical resistance and structure elasticity, with the typical benefits of porcelain stoneware, such as aesthetics, water-proofing and durability.
The building structure is then covered with a roof that integrates a new typology of solar panel that serves both to produce electrical energy and thermal energy to fulfill the house needs in terms of energy consumption, heating and cooling.
The new panels are built by mounting mono-cristalline solar cells directly into extruded porcelain stoneware which is being provided with small holes in its thickness where a coolant liquid is injected. The coolant injected into the panels exchange its thermal energy with the cells, keeping them cooler and thus maintaining a higher level of efficiency for energy production. The so heated liquid is then covered to an indirect heat exchanger, which leads to the production of hot water, which is then used directly for thermo-sanitary uses, or for heating and cooling with an addition of a heat pump.
This house of the future will boast many advantages such as a LEED PLATINUM certification
the use of Environmentally-recyclable materials to 80%, Summer natural ventilation
Natural cooling and the base structure will be sold inclusive of structure + finishes and all
plants such as air-water heat pump, electric kettle with hot water storage, forced air exchange with heat recovery, photovoltaic thermal plant, heating and cooling, electrical, plumbing and sanitary system.