LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) is the most widely used green building rating system in the world, developed by the US Green Building Council. Projects pursuing LEED certification earn points across several categories, including energy use and air quality. Based on the number of points achieved, a project then earns one of four LEED rating levels: Certified, Silver, Gold or Platinum: LEED Certified (40-49 points earned), LEED Silver (50-59 points earned), LEED Gold (60-69 points earned) and LEED Platinum (80+ points earned).
La Vil·la Urània has just reached the LEED Platinum Certificate. It excels by the use of intermediate spaces, with a natural acclimatization, closed by a big façade composed of overlapped filters that adapt to the exterior conditions, providing the building a vegetal façade that accompanies the users during all their activities. Moreover, it has a geothermal energy production system and air treatment with active inductors. The ventilation is generated through local conditioners with a high efficiency in the energy recovery. The recuperation of the rainwater for the irrigation of the green façade and the illumination with LED regulated system set the rest of the active elements. All of them managed through a centralized BMS that enables to follow the system operation.