SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES
Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
Today, cities represent 3 % of the planet's surface and concentrate more than 50 % of the population. A figure that will rise to 70 % by 2050. In addition, cities generate more than 80 % of the world's gross domestic product (GDP).
In addition to facilitating access to essential services for life - such as energy and water - ACCIONA contributes to making cities places of productive well-being in which to live, favouring people's socio-economic development.
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
The generation and use of energy accounts for 74 % of total greenhouse gas emissions in the world. This activity is the largest contributor to global warming. Investment in renewable energy, energy efficiency and other low-carbon technologies will continue to be essential to meet the emerging needs of humanity and to minimize their negative impact on the environment.
ACCIONA considers the fight against climate change and its effects to be a strategic priority. The company works to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions in order to contribute to the progress of society and respond to the main challenges of sustainable development in the areas of infrastructure, water and energy, leading the transition to a low-carbon economy.
The Business Incubator Centre project falls under the scope of the 2010 FEIL (Fondo Estatal de Inversión Local or State Fund for Local Investments) which is designated for projects aimed at encouraging new technology and sustainability.
The building consists of 2,727 m2 of surface area and 2,309 m2 of net floor area, divided into a basement parking garage, first floor common space (reception desk, management offices, restrooms and multi-purpose room) and offices for the business incubator distributed across floors 1, 2, and 3 in an L shape around a central atrium.
ACCIONA provided all electrical work for the building, including installation of photovoltaic panels on the front of the building and feeding of energy into the grid. We also provided HVAC work, communications, plumbing, and fire protection.
- Location: Zaragoza. Spain
- Amount for completed works: 5.428.000,00 €
- Duration of project: 10 months
- Year of completion: 2011