Adding Energy Effeciency To Existing Mexican Construction
In an effort to keep our house of Merida and our house of Chicxulub Puerto under the 1C requirements by the commission and remain somewhat comfortable, I need to insulate the houses and replace the windows and doors. I want to be able to use air conditioning and remain under the dreaded DAC electricity usage rate.
Being of typical Mexican construction of solid concrete, I am thinking about various ways I can improve the effeciency of my houses, both for increased comfort and lower energy usage. I thought about constructing interior walls of sheetrock over a wood framework and placing fiberglass insulation between the concrete interior walls and the fured-back sheetrock. This will also allow me to add various electrical outlets and related wiring.
Has anyone got ideas of ways to increase the r-value of the Mexican concrete house?