Ground zero of renewable energy
Thanks to its unfailing commitment to the environment, the Torre Iberdrola has become the first building with these characteristics in Spain to receive the maximum score in the prestigious LEED CS 2.0 certification (Leader in Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Design).
Issued by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), the LEED Green Building Rating System assesses and acknowledges projects that apply the most environmentally-respectful practices.
The Torre Iberdrola consumes energy from renewable sources
The main practices implemented in the building have been:
- Selection of a sustainable location, regenerating a pre-industrial site in the urban hub of Bilbao.
- Use of energy-saving technologies, highly efficient climate control systems with CO2 control, and energy recovery ring.
- Implementation of a façade comprising double skin of state-of-the-art glass with a dynamic solar control curtain system.
- Savings of 40% in the consumption of drinking water by employing electronic bathroom accessories and reusing grey water.
- Use of materials with a minimum amount of recycled content, local materials and paints, adhesives and carpeting with a low VOC content (Volatile Organic Chemicals).
The Tower's energy consumption also comes entirely from Iberdrola Green Energy -that is, 100% certified renewable energy sources.
These innovative solutions result in such significant benefits as safeguarding the health of the building's occupants, improving their productivity, and reducing its general impact on the environment.