The keys to clean, green and sustainable architecture

This is a country that is fortunate enough to have a huge amount of daylight hours, which leads us to think of a more conscious way to take advantage of them when designing greener homes, buildings and cities.

Features such as taking advantage of daylight saving time and reducing electricity consumption are enhanced when work spaces or meeting areas are located next to large windows.

The use of materials with a low content of harmful substances that prevent the global warming, or the reuse of gray and rainwater that help in the efficiency of water use are aspects of important study. Not to mention the areas of photovoltaic solar energy on roofs or roofs, which further increase energy savings.

Some of the standards that a building must meet to be environmentally friendly are:mit less pollution or greenhouse gases.

  • Emit less pollution or greenhouse gases.
  • Reduce water and energy consumption.
  • Lower operating costs and higher asset values.

To achieve these goals, in the creative process and architectural construction we can implement several measures:

  • Integrate renewable energy with photovoltaic systems in buildings.
  • Install low-energy light bulbs and motion sensors.
  • Use centralized automation and temperature control systems.
  • Use efficient air conditioning equipment, as it can reduce your electricity bills by up to 30%.

And in everyday life, both in the office and at home:

  • Produce less waste by reducing the use of paper and plastic (one of the biggest sources of waste) or recycling items.
  • Use efficient electronic equipment, from computers and printers to appliances that shut down at night and on weekends.

Projection and sustainable leadership

The construction sector demands a change aimed at a way to design, build or rehabilitate more efficient buildings and residential constructions, focusing on almost zero energy consumption, complying with the new guidelines that apply throughout the European Union.

We can see the commitment to this new reality in some of the most sustainable buildings in our country. Among them, the Intellectual Property Offices of the European Union (EQUIP), located in Alicante, considered the most sustainable building in Spain. And the Platinum BCN Complex, which scored 101 points in the READ program, being the only project in the world to achieve this score and therefore possibly the most sustainable building in the world. It is located in Barcelona, ​​has an area of ​​36,801 m² and was designed and developed by GCA Arquitectes.

Another example of sustainable building in our country is the AA81 of Torre Rioja Madrid, certified with LEED Platinum. Or the Iberdrola Tower in Bilbao. The latter has the double LE platinum certification (in Spain and Europe) and is the work of the architect Cessar Pelli. It was the first sustainable building to achieve this achievement, as well as being one of the most symbolic sustainable buildings in Spain.

Private and specialized funding is helping to make green technology more available in both cities and private residences and buildings. In this way, we will continue to grow and our country, which is now ranked among the top ten most committed to the environment, will be able to offer better solutions combining sustainability and comfort for individuals and businesses.

Together, we will continue the fight for a greener planet, offering you the best solutions.