The terracotta, coming from clay (natural product) is naturally insulated. Moreover, it is antifungal and thus prevents the development of mildews, possesses fireproof property, is resistant to the heavy loads and to shocks and at last, emits only very few organic volatile composites.
Terracotta walls are not recent phenomenon. Essentially in the form of bricks, these present a strong inertia, which thus provides a regulation of the internal temperature. As a reminder, inertia is the capacity of a material to stock then to return the heat with a time gap of 12H.
Thus, in the winter, the heat stocked by bricks during the day is restored at night, which reduces the consumption in heating. In the same way, in summer, the bricks allow preserving freshness inside the building.
The terracotta meets the requirements of the RT2012.
At the Clos de Capitelles, it is the ceiling that was done in terracotta!
The construction in terracotta allows therefore a healthy habitat, with protected walls against mildews, incombustibles and furnishing an excellent thermal insulation.
Translated from French by : Valerie Kitanika.
|Name||Type of facility||Environment||Country||Swap?|
|NGO EcoTourism Côte d'Ivoire||Funds and other organisations, Packages and tours||rural, montagne, zone-chaude||Côte d'Ivoire||Yes|
|Sobo Bade||Activities, Hotels & guest houses, Restaurants & Co||rural, mer, zone-chaude||Senegal||Yes|
|Sobo Bade||Actividades, Hoteles y habitaciones, Restaurantes & co||rural, mer, zone-chaude||Senegal||Yes|
|Chakapata Ecolodge||Hotels & guest houses||rural, montagne, zone-temperee||Peru||Yes|
|Library open to all||Construction and Lay out, Heritage and Biodiversity, Local Development|
|Sheep’s wool insulation||Construction and Lay out, Energy|
|Butterflies sanctuary||Construction and Lay out, Heritage and Biodiversity, Travellers Awareness|
|Ocher paint||Construction and Lay out|
|Pure wool bedding||Construction and Lay out, Local Development|