Zero energy building ( ZEB ) is gaining
in importance and popularity.
The zero-energy approach is a potential solution to a range of social
and environmental issues
such as reducing carbon emissions, reducing dependence on oil, fuel
imports, and the use of fossil fuels in general, and increasing
energy security against future energy crises.
In our project we especially focus on Net zero energy use.
Considering that we purchase energy used in the building process,
and by our Villas, from 100% renewable energy sources, even if the
energy is generated off site, it is sufficient to constitute a zero-energy
Your villa is located in a region with exceptional potential for
generation of wind and solar energy and Brazil produces 90% of its
electricity by hydropower.
The biggest wind farm of Latin America is located 25 kms from
Several other wind farms are already licensed and participating
in an initiative of the State that subsidizes the production of
alternative energies and will be operational soon.
The region which includes the condominium, is already self sufficient
and even exporting alternative energy, and soon expanding its example
to the whole of Rio Grande do Norte in the near future.
As an example, if we could all collectively use this type of ZEB
villa, as part of self sufficient region, it would mean that there
would be no burning of fossil fuels for domestic use and greatly
reduce the production of CO².
Unfortunately this is not the case, and there are not enough ZEB
houses available, and areas with surplus of alternative energy,
but if you can invest yourself in such ZEB house in a self sufficient
or surplus area, you for sure take a first and important step to
protect the future.
Add this to the fact we produce our own mineral water, your villa
is supplied to tap and pool with this, this reduces our dependency
The location and perfect climate we receive negates the need for
air conditioning, your villa will always be fresh and well ventilated
as it was designed to be, we focus on natural ventilation and cross-ventilation.
Additional technologies, such as solar, can be used to provide additional
heated water and electricity to the villas so apart from low energy
lighting and cooking, your villa is very energy efficient.
If you require or like the idea of solar technologies we need to
include it in the initial design and construction which will, avoid
the cost of doing so through a retrofit later on.
Most construction and projects will try to minimise building cost
for their profit we are happy to increase our costs for you to be
able to reduce energy demand and your operating costs by a significant
Potential advantages of Zero Energy Building (ZEB):
Protection from energy price increases ( recession proof life ),
comfort due to more uniform interior temperatures,
Higher resale value,
The value of a Zero Energy Building (ZEB) house or building relative
to a similar conventional house or building increases as energy
costs increase (and energy security decreases).
There are other issues that could be even more important, especially
from investment standpoint and also regarding the quality of your
life, holidays or stay here.