Single-family housing in two floors in a residential area close to Salamanca, is located on a plot of 700 m2 on a hillside with a steep slope to the north. It is the highest point of the area, with imposing views over the landscape, with a distant view of the historic city of Salamanca dominated by the cathedral.
The building was placed in a way that opened to the views, protecting the sun, and obtaining the largest possible surface for the capture of solar energy.
The housing program is distributed on two floors taking advantage of the unevenness of the land, so that the housing areas are located on the first floor and the facilities, garage, swimming pool and guest bedrooms are situated on ground floor semi buried.
The house is energy independent, through the use of passive house construction systems, and the installation of a 30 kW photovoltaic plant on the roof, as well as a Pellets boiler and an aerothermy equipment that guarantee electric, heating and water service hot. The nocturnal consumptions of the equipment are covered by the installation of the equipment of batteries that can arrive to cover two complete days without contribution of energy by another source.
All the thermal system, security, lighting is controlled through a demotic SCADA system developed in a special way by MEINS COLSULTING, which manages all the parameters of the house and has a control and registration of them.
The average instantaneous consumption is 13 kW / h, being the installation of the heated pool and turkish bath the most important electrical consumptions of the house. Since the commissioning of the installation 1.918h the total energy consumed is 19,117Kwh, with a reduction of CO2 production 13,381 t.