There are 25 bioclimatic houses located on the coastline of the southern part of the island of Tenerife (Spain), along a dry ravine. Each bioclimatic house is a unique experience in its architectural concept, in the bioclimatic solutions and the integration of renewable energies. The natural vegetation surrounds the houses and finds its way inside with its scent and colours.
In their construction, volcanic rocks, wood and baked clay have mostly been used to impregnate the houses with warmth and character. The main reason for choosing this location lies in its special climatologic conditions: large number of sun hours, constant winds (mainly from the East and Northeast) with a considerable force scarce rainfall and arid land. Nevertheless, its situation near the coast enables experiences on water desalination using RE. It is a unique enclave which exudes tranquillity and peace.
Each house offers the comfort of a private holiday home and has everything you need. The location, close to the sea and far from the services of an urban setting, means that we have equipped our houses with minimum services to guarantee your comfort and independence.
The bioclimatic houses will have several sensors that will measure certain common parameters for a later monitoring and analysis, and other specific ones depending on the main characteristics of each dwelling (wind speed and direction in air tubes, temperature or humidity in special places, etc.).
- Vertical temperature profile probes/tests
- Inside/Outside wall temperature probes
- Humidity probes
- Air flow measuring device
- People presence sensors
- CO2 and dust measuring device.
These sensors will be complemented with weather stations, which will measure parameters such as sun radiation, outside temperature, pressure, humidity and particles. In addition there will be energy consumption and generation registers which will discriminate the source (PV panels, wind turbine, other RE or the grid). All data will be collected in a concentrator that will process all the information and send it, with a specific protocol, and, eventually, to a local computer for individual data acquisition.
It will also serve as a storage unit allowing, with the use of several devices, a real-time monitoring of the performance of the dwellings and data processing for a desired time space.
Text and pics from: Iter