New themes emerge regularly in building and in energy efficiency. One rising trend is hybrid building. In this blog, we’ll cover what is hybrid building and how are hybrid building and energy efficiency related.
What defines hybrid building?
A hybrid building refers to a property that has several different uses. For example, a property can have both commercial real estate and residential apartments. It can be a public building with a kindergarten, school, and library under the same roof.
Demand for hybrid buildings is rising and is fueled by the growing popularity of urban housing and the savings in operating costs that can be achieved through the versatility of properties. By combining commercial services and housing, expensive downtown plots are utilized efficiently.
With hybrid building, you save in energy costs
Energy saving is one of the benefits of hybrid building. Combining several functions in the same property increases the occupancy rate of the building therefore enabling to reduce the energy consumption. For example, centralized kitchens and canteens can reduce cooking consumption in schools, kindergartens, and service homes.
A higher utilization rate of the premises also means a more even energy consumption load. This improves the possibilities of utilizing solar energy. At the same time as energy consumption is more efficient, the emissions from properties and the activities placed in them are reduced as well. In addition to energy costs, savings also accrue on property maintenance, cleaning, and in property tax.
In hybrid building projects, it’s good to remember that the builder and property maintenance requires a wide range of knowledge so that the properties of the building adapt to different uses and the conditions remain appropriate for the use as well.
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