On June 25, the East Flemish magazine ‘Informeel’ published the article “Keep your house cool” with tips for private homeowners to keep their house cool on hot days. Create a cool environment around your home with plants and trees, provide sun protection and provide intensive ventilation at night. These are the 3 most effective measures you can take. Then you can also take measures on exterior walls and roofs to keep the heat out. If it inevitably heats up inside, there are several cooling techniques you can apply. Passive techniques are preferred, given the lower energy consumption. It is best not to use an air conditioner.
A complete overview of construction measures can be found in the extensive Infonota: Heat resistance of private homes at www.bouwwijs.be/houjehuiskoel.