Positive Value

Buildings performance begins with the user’s satisfaction

  • Comfort and health

    The selection of healthy materials and the ventilation of interior spaces significantly reduce the risks to the health of the occupants.

  • Energy consumption

    Reducing operating cost with higher energy efficiency.

  • Commitment to the environment

    The construction sector is one of the first responsible for climate change. This is driving an important change in the way of making buildings.

  • Market value

    Sustainability as a social and a real estate value

Scientific methodology

A decision-making process supported by objective quantification

Circular economy

Circular economy in the building sector consists of accounting the embedded value in each phase of the life cycle. This consists of enhancing the life quality of occupants, increasing economic value of each phase and optimizing the use of natural resources.

The concept of sustainability is present since the beginning of projects and follows the development of buildings throughout the life cycle.

We apply a methodology that quantifies the value of project decisions and their outcomes in terms of economic, maintenance and residual value at the end of the life cycle, transforming the building into a material bank for the future.

Sustainability is a differential aspect for projects that confers higher real estate value and turns the building into an infrastructure of services for people.

Health and comfort

Health is an aspect that is strictly related to the context in which people live. We tend to spend more than 80% of our time indoors.

Factors such as the harmony of spaces and the relationship with nature, acoustic quality, air quality, quality and composition of construction materials have a very important impact on our health.

Our projects are people-centred thanks to the design of comfortable bioclimatic spaces and the use of healthy materials. We quantify the impact on user comfort and health and its impact in terms of satisfaction and productivity.

Dynamic energy simulations

We reduce energy demand of buildings thanks to science-based energy simulations that allow to fully understand the dynamics between climate and peoples’ comfort.

We develop energy, light and environmental behavior analysis of buildings, we quantify the energy and comfort in our architectural decisions throughout the entire life cycle.

Energy calculations are the fundamental design tool to translate technical aspects like energy demand, kilowatts and ventilation flows, into specific characteristics such as construction elements, square meters of windows, the color of the facade, etc.

Building Environmental certifications

We provide our projects with internationally recognized environmental and health certifications

Sustainable business models

We promote the transition of the building sector and society towards sustainable business models based on the circular economy

Green Walls in the 22@ district

Urban energy transition

The project presents a model of urban energy transition that is based on the rehabilitation of consolidated boundary walls in the 22 @ district. The business model identifies the following benefits:

Dissemination and replication of the project typology;
quantified return on investment;
quantified potential for investors’ market;
marketing.

The possibilities of energy generation are explored in a Smart grid and Smart city solution in collaboration with the Barcelona City Council and its objective to produce and commercialize the photovoltaic energy or reuse it to sustainable public transport and green mobility.

Sustainable reforms of office buildings.

This project focuses on improving key aspects such as comfort and health, biophilia, efficiency and maintenance of office spaces.

The demand for office spaces in Barcelona is rising by 14% every year.  The Quality of these spaces is fundamental in terms of real estate value since 81% of the demand is located in high-quality buildings. This opens up a large market for environmentally certified buildings such as LEED, BREEAM, VERDE or WELL and spaces focused on sustainability, health and occupant comfort. This fact is due to a multitude of benefits for companies located in these spaces, such as increased productivity of occupants and workers.

Meanwhile, the availability of this type of space decreases by 20% each year, implying a rise in rents and high competitiveness in the market. This aspect is confirmed by the high pre-rental rate, that is, buildings are rented before being renovated, constructed or even before having a construction license.

FIT-BUILDINGS

Business model for building renovations of sports buildings.

The goal of the project is to apply a sustainable economic model for rehabilitation projects of sports buildings, which promotes their energy transition, the reduction of environmental impact and at the same time adapts buildings to new models of sport, based on social inclusion and healthy spaces, within a general context of the circular economy.

People are the most important elements when designing buildings.

Sustainable Consulting

We offer consulting services in the public and private sectors