Bamboo in Home 3362

A material that is often overlooked by many green home developers in South Africa is bamboo. This is the perfect substitute for tree wood because of its robust quality and low impact on the environment. Viridior is proud to have bamboo as part of various structures within Home 3362. Let us tell you more about why we chose bamboo over other wood types.


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Photo-voltaic Electricity

An important part of green living and eco-friendly homes is the ability to run your home on as little grid electricity as possible. Viridior makes use of an optional Photo-voltaic solar system to generate and store large amounts of electricity for off-grid home usage. Ideally, the home should run on solar electricity most of the time; but an automatic switchover to conventional grid power is initiated if this natural source of electricity is depleted.


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Roof Insulation at Home 3362

In addition to other insulated areas of the home, Viridior has not neglected to insulate the roof section in home 3362. According to our research, most of the heat inside a home escapes through the ceiling and out the roof during winter. During the summer, hot air penetrates the home through the roof, which is why roof insulation is so important.


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Insulated Water Pipes at Home 3362

Insulating a house is an important aspect of making it a ‘green home’. However, insulation of the home’s pipes is just as important to reduce electricity usage. Home 3362 has two important water pipe networks which must have their respective temperatures retained if proper green home status is to be maintained. The first is the Hydronics raidant system pipes which are insulated beneath the floor’s surface. However, this is only secondary to how intricately the plumbing pipes have been insulated throughout Home 3362. Let’s take a closer look at this.


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Optional Extras

When you purchase one of Viridior’s homes you receive all of the best green home benefits available. But there are two additional features we make available to our potential home owners which further enhance the functionality of our homes.


Low-energy hot water immediately on tap in Home 3362

The luxury house for sale that we are currently developing has an ingenious plumbing system which allows instant hot water access from every tap. An energy-efficient heat pump is also designed to use very little electricity to heat up your water. This saves the home owner a lot on utility costs and also reduces the home’s carbon footprint on the environment.


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