27 July 2020

Sant Pau Research Institute building obtains U.S. Green Building Council LEED GOLD certification

The building of the Research Institute of the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau in Barcelona (designed by PICHarchitects_Pich-Aguilera and 2BMFG Arquitectos) has obtained the LEED GOLD certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, which identifies the building as an example of energy efficiency and sustainability both in its construction and in its useful life and demonstrates the leadership of the awarded Institution in favour of energy rationality and the transformation towards a more sustainable building.

More than 45.000 ceramic pieces make up the Flexbrick ceramic fabric enveloping the new building of the Sant Pau Research Institute. The ceramic pieces, with their glazed finish, achieve a perfect integration in the modernist style of the historic site of Sant Pau Hospital and also help the building to obtain maximum energy savings and minimize its environmental impact.

The U.S. Green Building Council is a U.S. non-profit organization that promotes sustainability in the design, construction and operation of buildings, and is primarily known for the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) system of guidelines, promoting the construction of green buildings that include environmentally responsible materials, environmentally and people-friendly construction techniques, and compliance with existing public regulations in the field of energy saving and environmental impact reduction.