Potential use of vegetal Biomass as insulation in extreme climates of Ecuador


  • Luis Velasco Roldan Universidad de las Fuerzas Armadas
  • Leonardo Goyos Pérez Universidad de las Fuerzas Armadas
  • Luis Freire Amores Universidad Tecnológica Equinoccial
  • Alexander Ibarra Universidad de las Fuerzas Armadas




agricultural waste, thermal insulation, energy efficiency, natural resources


In Ecuador, a factor of great ecological wealth is linked to its tradition in the use of fibers and other organic waste composite character as filler element, reinforcement or insulation in the field of housing construction, which carries great potential under the most viable architecture. The climate variability in Ecuador and the low purchasing power of their inhabitants forced to use local available building materials inexpensive or at no cost, in order to achieve economic and comfortable housing. That is why we have analyzed the presence of natural resources and waste biomass confronting regional building tradition, later superimpose geographically with major climatic variables affecting energy efficiency. This makes it possible to determine what, where and how to use the different biomass resources to allow a response to build that has a strong social, economic, environmental and energy argument in order to facilitate the conditions for access to economic habitat efficient, safe and dignified.


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Velasco Roldan, L., Goyos Pérez, L., Freire Amores, L., & Ibarra, A. (2015). Potential use of vegetal Biomass as insulation in extreme climates of Ecuador. Enfoque UTE, 6(4), pp. 23 - 41. https://doi.org/10.29019/enfoqueute.v6n4.76