Appropriate Technology Asia

Energy Efficient Buildings

Many of our target areas are so cold during winter that entire households (and often the livestock too) share the same room during winter in an effort to stay warm.

ATA works with local artisans to develop buildings which collect and store the suns heat, and we also look at ways of of improving glazing, door closures, roofing and insulation technology to ensure that the benefits of solar and conventional heat sources are maximised.

This coupled with a development of a traditional Chinese method of utilising flue gasses to heat beds creates living areas that are more comfortable and healthy.