Sacyr Engineering and Infrastructure has achieved sustainable certification BREEAM (sustainability evaluation system) in promoting Badalona H20 homes that you have built for Kronos in Badalona, Barcelona. The certification guarantees that the design, construction and maintenance of a building take into account the environmental, economic and social impacts that it will generate in its environment throughout its useful life, and it is closely aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) of the ONU.
The residential project Kronos Badalona H2O dispose of 252 homes, commercial premises and two underground parking floors. Sacyr began construction in 2018 and completed it recently.
For Sacyr this certification consolidates its commitment to the development of sustainable projects that provide added value to society. For this reason, the company has been working for years on construction projects with certification requirements. LEED, BREEAM, VERDE, CES HOSPITALES, GSAS DESIGN & BUILD, CEEQUAL and WELL. Construction under these requirements has environmental, economic and social benefits for all the people who are linked in the building.
In addition, Sacyr is a member of the BREEAM® ES Advisory Board, and thereby contributes to improving the level of sustainability in construction in Spain.
During the evaluation process, all agents who have intervened in the project: property, project manager, architecture studio, engineering studio, the BREEAM advisor and the construction company and installation companies to get the best assessment of the building's sustainability level.
The most important sustainability measures are:
– Material and waste: contracting of work items subject to BREEAM criteria with control and verification of the sustainability certificates of the materials for their installation or use, waste management in approved landfills, with a revaluation target of 80% and control of CO2 emissions for the transport of the materials delivered to the work and the waste generated.
– Land use, ecology and pollution: preparation of a protocol for the elimination and management of contaminated soil in the plot, measures to protect the species through perimeter fencing, according to a report from a specialist in ecology, and superior lighting protection of the plot to avoid light pollution during the execution of the jobs.
– Management and transportation: the construction works have been carried out in a way that has a low environmental impact and with the highest levels of sustainability, environmental training for the workers of the work, communication to all the close neighbors of the start and evolution of the works and the management of complaints from neighbors.
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