LEADERSHIP IN ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN
We create projects that comply with environmental standards as a responsibility, rather than a mere parameter. All our projects stem from the premise that they must be sustainable over time. This high level of commitment is comprised of various tiers that we are able to apply to a greater or lesser extent.
Our buildings are, in themselves, designed in accordance with a passive architectural style that guarantees their correct function, while creating a minimal environmental impact. If the client requires a certification to this effect, our specialised technicians will analyse the building according to LEED requirements.
We offer 3 levels for the projects we undertake:
It would be ideal if we could apply all the concepts of sustainability from the very beginning, although this is only possible for new builds. We often work on buildings that are already constructed and that require partial or total renovation. In order to successfully transform a non-sustainable space into one that is, we carry out a prior viability study that analyses the construction’s original state. Once its weakness have been analysed and our client’s requirements have been discussed, we create the renovation and rehabilitation proposal for the interior spaces, or even their façades and rooftops, to guarantee the application of sustainability parameters.
What can we achieve with a project designed from an environmental perspective?
Active strategies aim to achieve greater energy efficiency within the facilities, in order to reduce consumption of electricity, drinking water and energy. This also leads to a stark reduction in CO2 emissions. Using automatisation processes, these measures can be easily applied, creating a reduced environmental impact when compared with a traditional building. It is also important to highlight that the economic cost of these supplies is considerably reduced.
Passive strategies are architectural strategies that guarantee the greatest possible level of interior comfort using the lowest energy demand. This means they are integrated into the construction without requiring any additional devices. Some examples are designing façades that promote ventilation and natural illumination, that regulate solar radiation or that use insulating walls and windows to reduce the use of central heating, as well as cross ventilation to promote air circulation and renewal.