Green Building in Bretagne with Pellet Heating by MCZ
This project focuses on the creation of a winter garden in a private house, completely eco-friendly and heated by a single little pellet stove. The project starts from the need to extend an early twentieth century house in Vigneux de Bretagne, without special features apart from the solid granite walls, typical of Breton tradition. The architect Tristan Brisard chose not to force the similarities with the old house, but rather to create a stylistic liaison with an aesthetically autonomous volume as a living area, based on the archetype of the house, the icon typically drawn by children. A particularly good choice, which led to the creation of a sort of conservatory, basic and minimalist, a “cathedral”-like volume made entirely according to the principles of green building.
The environmental sustainability objective was also achieved thanks to pellet heating, chosen as a more environmentally friendly and cost effective alternative than diesel or natural gas, but also more practical than wood.
The owners Julien and Fanny Guérin chose the Thema stove by MCZ. With this little forced ventilation stove, which is just 80 centimetres tall, they are able to easily heat the entire room (over 70 square metres), while maintaining a constant 20°C during the day and 18 at night, with limited consumption (less than one tonne of pellets throughout the winter).
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