Natural air is free. It does not cost any money and it does not need energy from the electric grid. Using casement-type windows in our homes takes advantage of this green feature.
A casement-type window, commonly known as swing-type window, is a type of window that is hinged on one side and can be opened by swinging it outward. Unlike the common sliding-type window that can be opened by sliding it to the side and only half of the window is open, the casement-type window can be 100% full opened. This allows the natural air to have a larger access to enter the house compared to a sliding-type window that is only 50% open.
Also, when the window frames are fully swung open, it acts like a scoop to funnel-in the breezes that pass by the house allowing more air to enter.
BluHomes Breeze, a nature-friendly townhouse development in Amparo Caloocan, uses casement-type windows. Not only can it be 100% fully opened, its windows are also provided with insect screen to encourage the homeowners to harness this feature and not worry about insects entering the house. All its windows have white frames to reflect the UV rays coming from the sun, reducing the heat inside the house.
Harnessing this free air that nature provides will not only make our living more comfortable, it will also make our house nature-friendly.