Well air-conditioned offices, energy sustainability

March 30th, 2016|

Millions of offices in the world open their doors to workers and customers every day. This means a huge energy waste if we consider the elevated number of electronic equipment, cooling systems, elevators or lighting systems used to perform their duties.

The air conditioning in offices and buildings represents the hugest energy waste. Basically, this energy […]

Energy efficiency in the food industry

March 23rd, 2016|

The food and beverage industry is the largest manufacturing sector by sales volume and employment in EU. Furthermore, it includes other industries such as breeding grounds, farms, warehouses, manufacturing factories, distribution and retail outlets. Coming from this activity, we can find around 300,000 companies that are located especially in Spain, Italy, France, Germany and the […]

Natural resources for smart buildings

March 16th, 2016|

With the growing concern about the climate change and the environmental sustainability, the social need to construct “smart buildings”, created specifically to protect and improve both the environment and people who live or work at them, also grows.

It is through this need of sustainability that passive or bioclimatic architectural design is gaining importance, because it […]

Airports for everyone

March 11th, 2016|

In July 2008 came into force the regulation of the European Parliament that started the attention service to People with Reduced Mobility (PRM). This measure represents a breakthrough for people with disabilities since this service guarantees the ability to travel independently to and from any European destination.

In Spain the PRM service is highly regarded and […]

Energy efficiency reaches Spanish Universities

March 9th, 2016|

Due to the growth in the use of technology in Universities, energy demand has increased as well. Therefore, these institutions have decided to implement a variety of action plans to achieve higher energy efficiency. Here are a few examples among Spanish Universities:

Universities of Madrid, such as the Autonomous University of Madrid, the Complutense University or […]

Sustainable architecture, sustainable materials

March 2nd, 2016|

Environmental costs in conventional architecture are quite high since a huge amount of energy is used during the material extraction and its further required transformation, as well as in its transport. It should be kept in mind that occasionally, it could even be related to unhealthy substances. That being so, sustainable building has finally come […]

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