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ECOLOGICAL & SUSTAINABLE DESIGN
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BUILDING ECO CHALETS IN THE FRENCH ALPS
ECSUS Design create chalets with minimal environmental impact. Construction in SIP panels & timber frame delivers a high level of energy efficiency. Using eco-friendly systems like heat pumps, heat recovery, solar, water recovery, triple glazing and more in addition, we aim to make properties with significantly reduced running costs - or even passive.
All our properties easily surpass the French government's RT2012 environmental regulations.
Our latest chalets received the top energy efficiency rating and emissions ratings in the area.
HEATING & HOT WATER
GROUND SOURCE HEAT PUMP
Natural heat is extracted from the ground using buried collectors. These pumps use much less energy and therefore lower your bills when integrated with highly insulated SIPs, triple glazing and underfloor heating.
AIR SOURCE HEAT PUMP
Similarly, heat is extracted from the air, using what looks like an air conditioning unit. Fortunately for our ski chalet builds, these heat pumps work in outside temperatures as low as -15 degrees.
Use the sun's energy to heat your hot water and reduce bills.
Wood-fuelled heating systems burn recycled wood pellets, chips or logs heat a room or power central heating and hot water. They're sustainable, as long as new trees are planted to replace those used for fuel, and often much lower cost than other heating options.
Convert free, zero-emission solar radiation into electricity. Reduce costs further by selling excess energy back to the grid. Our houses are designed to maximise sun exposure on the panels.
If you're building plot is exposed to the wind, we can harness its power to generate free, eco-friendly electricity. Cut your bills, sell excess back to the grid or store it in batteries for a calm day, and reduce your carbon footprint.
If your plot of land has a small stream or river, a turbine can convert the water flow into kinetic energy, potentially producing enough electricity to power your home. Hydro can be extremely efficient and generate power 24/7.