Architect’s Angle

How to reduce your Spanish electricity bill...... easily. (Part 1)

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A friend of mine was commenting on the electricity “factura” and the huge increase in cost that he has had over the last couple of years. I did ask him if he had any increase in the consumption, but he affirmed that he was using the same amount of power as previous years.It is a wel...

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Do we need a lightning conductor in our home?

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People die. That is an axiom. But do you know the odds of dying of say a heart disease? Well, pretty high really, is 1 in 5. Of cancer?1 in 7.Of an accidental injury 1 in 36.Air travel accident?1 in 20.000. A lightning strike…..? 1 in 83.930. Very hide indeed but the situation changes wh...

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Architect angle: Valuable tips for a greener home (Part 1).

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Yesterday, the electricity was cut off by the electrical company about five times at our offices. It was around 5.00pm temperature outside was approximately 40ºC-104º Fahrenheit.Yes, everyone was having the air con at full blast; it was that or having drops of sweat pouring over the p...

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The Tesla battery: the final solution for a greener home? (Part 1)

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No, is not a bird, it’s not a plane, it’s a battery!! Mind you is not just any battery According to recent statements by Jeff Evanson, one of the heads of Tesla, it will not only be a battery, but two. On the one hand, a battery focused for domestic use and the other one of higher st...

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