The comprehensive reform project of this building owned by TOPLAND Investments SL and designed by Ruiz Barbarín Arquitectos SLP, has obtained the LEED® Core & Shell certification of sustainability thanks to the incorporation of a series of strategies aimed at improving efficiency and comfort in the building and reducing the environmental impact. INERIA Management has advised the entire certification process, from the very conception of the building and definition of the sustainability strategy.
It is an emblematic building on the corner between Goya 31 and Velázquez 33, of about 5600 m2, which offers office spaces in a central and representative area of the city, with an important business and commercial activity.
The main sustainability strategies, recognized by the USGBC (United States Green Building Council), are the following:
LOCATION: taking advantage of the opportunities offered by a central and dense urban area in terms of access to public transport and services, provision of parking spaces with electric charging stations, and control of light pollution abroad.
WATER: selection of toilets with low water consumption.
ENERGY: improvement of the efficiency and thermal performance of the installations and the thermal envelope, advanced control of the facilities commissioning, measurement and verification plan at the level of the entire building and also of the private areas. Maximum use of natural lighting.
MATERIALS: continuous monitoring of the RCD management plan, reuse and maximum recovery of existing elements, use of sustainable locals materials, with recycled content.
INDOOR AIR QUALITY: establishment of ventilation flows higher than those required by regulations, installation of CO2 sensors, use of low-emission materials of volatile organic compounds, and installation of controls of the hygrothermal environment.
The LEED® certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a method of evaluation and certification of sustainable buildings with international projection based on objective design and construction guidelines and quantifiable parameters.