Environmental Certification of Facilities::
Sustainability offers added value to our buildings, saving costs in medium and long term, and is an excellent opportunity to differentiate from the competition. We manage the entire process of environmental certification of the building, through globally recognized sustainability seals such as the BREEAM and LEED certification.
(Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design)
LEED is a seal that certifies the sustainability of buildings and facilities. It is an international standard and voluntary classification process, which is based on the agreement of criteria and parameters of the construction and renovation of sustainable buildings of high efficiency. It was developed by members of the U.S. Green Building Council, USGBC, that belong to various sectors involved in building construction. Its parameters and sustainability requirements are continuously being updated to adapt to the continuous evolution of the construction market.
A building wih LEED certificate has 30 to 70 % lower use of energy, 30 to 50 % lower water consumption, 50 to 90 % lower cost in residue management and 35 % lower CO2 emissions than a conventional building.
What does the LEED certification evaluate?
Validation and certification process
The system for getting LEED certification is based on the analysis and evaluation of the above mentioned aspects by Energio, agent or independent certifier accredited by the USGBC (US Green Building Council), that are responsible for collecting all the necessary information in each Project, to carry out the analysis of the same and thus to be able to grant the corresponding qualification. The valuation process is divided into the following stages:
Registration of the project in the USGBC
Definition of the type of certification that is chosen
Pre-evaluation: based on data obtained, project intentions and goals
Application for certification
Review and certification
(Building Research Establishment’s Environmental Assessment Method)
BREEAM, a certificate for the sustainability of buildings
The BREEAM certification system, was developed by the UK’s BRE Global organization and began to be developed in 1988, being launched in 1990, primarily for the evaluation of new buildings for commercial and residential use, and after constant updates, extending its scope of application to different types of use and building typologies.
It has been adapted to several countries and more than 115,000 buildings worldwide are now BREEAM certified..
BREEAM® promotes a more sustainable construction that has economic, environmental and social benefits for all people linked to the life of a building (promoters, owners, renters and users) while moving the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility to the Society and the market in an unmistakable and easily perceivable way.
Benefits of obtaining BREEAM Certification
The BREEAM® certification of a building brings significant economic benefits to its owners or users since energy consumption is reduced by 50-70%, water consumption is up to -40% less, and maintenance costs are reduced by 7-8%. The value of the property increases by 7.5%, the incomes by 3% and the occupancy rate of the real estate by 3.5%.
Reductions in energy consumption have a direct impact on the environment, but the methodology promotes many more initiatives to minimize CO2 emissions during the life of the building.
The internal environment of the buildings where we work, study, buy or socialize is an important contribution to our quality of life. Measures such as air quality, exterior views or levels of illumination and noise, directly contributes to more comfortable, safe and healthy buildings for users, which also entails derived economic benefits.
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Implementation of ISO 50001
The UNE-EN ISO 50001: 2011 standard establishes the requirements that an Energy Management System must have, in order to make continuous and systematic improvements in the energy performance of the organizations.
The certification of an energy management system ensures by third party the systematic control and monitoring of the energy aspects and the continuous improvement of energy performance. This contributes to a more efficient and sustainable energy use, giving confidence in the management system.
The Energy Management System is based on the continuous improvement cycle PDCA (Plan-Make-Check-Act), being compatible with other measures of energy saving and efficiency. Similarly, this new standard has been designed in a similar way to other management system standards such as ISO 14001 or ISO 9001, making it a complementary, compatible and integrable tool with these other management systems.