There is a need to reduce the consumption of energy in the various buildings that we have. We might end up going back to the traditional ways of producing energy if we do not take care of the energy that we have currently. Since the traditional ways of producing energy or not environmentally friendly, the consequences that come with producing such energy are also huge. People should start reducing the consumption of energy in all possible ways and should migrate to producing energy using green ways of doing so. There a lot of factors that when they are considered if we are likely to achieve our dream of reducing energy consumption in buildings. Some of the factors that we can consider are as discussed below.
One of the ways that we can reduce the energy consumption in buildings is using natural ventilation. Because there is no proper ventilation for the buildings that you have, we opt to use the artificial ventilation that uses a lot of energy to operate. To enable fresh air to circulate in those buildings, the big buildings that will see normally have the air conditioners fixed in them. The air conditioners that we see operate using a lot of energy. If we replaced them with the natural ventilation then we are likely to save a lot of energy.
If you have a proper thermal insulation system, then you are likely to reduce the consumption of energy in such a building. The big buildings that are found in cold places normally have thermostats and heaters that are used to heat the air in the various rooms so that people can live in such houses comfortably without feeling the cold. If the rooms do not have thermal insulation, then the likelihood of spending a lot of energy to heat those rooms is quite high because you need to heat those rooms frequently. The air of a room that is thermal insulated will always remain hot for a very long time because that is the mechanism of thermal insulation. Since the frequency at which the rooms are heated is reduced, the energy consumption of the rooms will also be reduced.
You can also opt for lighting using the natural source of light which is the sun. You will find out that some of the big buildings have their lights on 24/7. You can also ensure that there is enough space is to allow solar energy to penetrate into your building and light the various parts of the building so that you do not have to have the lights on 24/7. This is one of the best ways that you can reduce the consumption of energy.