Introducing energy saving and producing houses in Afghanistan by Relief and Development for People
Introduce new type of houses with locally made cheap insulated bricks and installing solar panels on roof.
Project aims to reduce the use of CO2 releasing natural materials (such as coal, wood, dung, herb and etc.) for warm the inside temperature of houses/rooms during late fall and winter seasons by building and introducing new type of houses with new construction materials and solar energy.
Project has two main components:
1- 32x15.5x10 cu cm bricks used as load bearing and non load bearing walls in construction of houses. Bricks will be made of clay and straw dust (50% clay and 50% straw dust). This reduces the heat transmission of bricks to the minimum and decreases the weight of bricks to about 50 percent. The materials used for bricks are abundantly available and these brick could be made locally at every province of Afghanistan. And, these type of bricks will be not expensive for the locals.
2- Solar panels will be installed on roof with fine wiring. Solar energy will be used both for heating the house and other purposes such as lights, TV, charging mobile phones, cooking and preparing tea. These new construction materials will help in saving energy for cooling the inside temperature of house during summer too.
What actions do you propose?
In Afghanistan during winter in rural areas most people use wood, dung, coal, bush, foliage and other such materials and in urban areas the people use mostly coal for heating the houses.
Who will take these actions?
Where will these actions be taken?