The new Baró de Viver Civic Center and Elderly Space is the first social facility with LEED Platinum certification for New Construction in the State.
Beyond achieving an A energy certificate, it attains the highest recognition for sustainability by embracing a holistic approach to the project, integrating architecture and energy efficiency solutions. It combines high-quality spaces for users with notable energy efficiency, avoiding major technological ostentation, all within a budget 34% lower than a standard facility in the city of Barcelona.
Energy saving and sustainability.
A low-tech building is designed, based on a prefabricated system, which achieves high environmental efficiency based on strategies to reduce energy demand and use prefabricated economic structural and construction systems.
By applying these criteria, we manage to construct a highly sustainable building without increasing the budget.
Using an advanced energy modelling, we dimension the elements and the system, to re-invest in renewable energy, the reuse of rainwater, green roof and a solar tube system to reduce electricity consumption.
The building consumes 48% less than a standard building and generates a significant portion of the consumed energy on its own.