Sustainable Architecture

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Sustainable Architecture

Sustainable Architecture

Wed Jul 16 12:44:03 CEST 2014
Energy efficient buildings are now a reality.

These buildings are able to use only the energy needed, without waste or over-expenditure. They make use of the natural resources of their surroundings, translating this into energy that is then used in daily activity.
 
These buildings provide notable energy savings, thanks in large part to the materials with which they are constructed and to the sustainable building techniques used in their construction.
 
This type of architecture seeks to encourage efficient energy use from the start. It also seeks to reduce the environmental impact, as much as possible, of urban aspects, building processes, and the impact of building construction upon surroundings.
 
In this framework of action, Endesa has for seven years awarded the Premios Endesa a la Promoción Inmobiliaria más Sostenible (Endesa Prize for Most Sustainable Real Estate Development) to the most energy sustainable real estate developments. The prize has four categories.

These categories are the Gran Premio Endesa a la Promoción Inmobiliaria más Sostenible (Endesa Grand Prize for Most Sustainable Real Estate Development); Premio Endesa a la Promoción Residencial más Sostenible (Endesa Prize for Most Sustainable Residential Development); Premio Endesa a la Promoción No Residencial más Sostenible (Endesa Prize for Most Sustainable Non-Residential Development); y Premio Endesa a la Rehabilitación Inmobiliaria más Sostenible (Endesa Prize for Most Sustainable Real Estate Rehabilitation).
 
A group of Endesa experts evaluates each project, taking into account technical aspects, along with marketing and communication.

The prizes for the most sustainable real estate developments have been granted to building projects which stand out for things like:
 
  • The inclusion of passive systems that result in the building having minimal heating and cooling needs.

  • The implementation of bioclimatic criteria in the urban surroundings, the architecture and the materials.

  • Good thermal performance thanks to ventilated coverings and façades, as well as maximisation of insulation thickness.

  • The use of natural materials, such as sheep's wool, for natural insulation, or pine wood from the Pyrenees.
 
In total, Endesa has received 68 projects from all over Spain. 23% of these are residential housing, 32% are non-residential buildings and the remaining 13% correspond to buildings that have been rehabilitated under sustainable standards.

Learn More About the Seventh Edition of the Premios Endesa a la Promoción Inmobiliaria más Sostenible.
 
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