Housing Gran Vía Jaume I

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  • Building Type : Collective housing > 50m
  • Construction Year : 2016
  • Delivery year : 2016
  • Address 1 - street : Gran Vía Jaume I, 67 17002 GIRONA, España
  • Climate zone : [Csa] Interior Mediterranean - Mild with dry, hot summer.

  • Net Floor Area : 532 m2
  • Construction/refurbishment cost : 566 500 €
  • Number of Dwelling : 4 Dwelling
  • Cost/m2 : 1064.85 €/m2

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  • Primary energy need
    15.2 kWhpe/m2.year
    (Calculation method : RD: 47/2007 )
Energy consumption
Economical buildingBuilding
< 50A
51 à 90B
91 à 150C
151 à 230D
231 à 330E
331 à 450F
> 450G
Energy-intensive building

Urban building rehabilitated with energy certification A, made according to the model of sustainable construction Eco8 and created with collaboration of end users of housing. A shared, sustainable, efficient and fully customized project, designed to improve the environment and happiness of users.

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    Josep Maria Coll


    Promoter, responsible for the whole process of the work (architecture and construction).

    Certification company

    Associació Catalana de Construcció Sostenible

    Esther Pereira Garcia


    Certification under the model of sustainable construction Eco8

Contracting method

Other methods

Owner approach of sustainability

It aims to provide sustainable housing that promotes health and well-being of users, that are also environmentally friendly.

Architectural description

The architecture is based on an eminently energetic rehabilitation but also deals with general aspects of sustainability: water management, responsible materials, innovation, best practices in construction, local promotion, respect for the environment and health of people. The great input from this promotion has been the adaptability of housing and the involvement of end users in the process of design and construction of housing. The result: customized, healthy and sustainable housing.

Energy consumption

  • 15,20 kWhpe/m2.year
  • 60,00 kWhpe/m2.year
  • RD: 47/2007

  • 45,30 kWhpe/m2.year

Envelope performance

  • 0,28 W.m-2.K-1
  • The building consists of different types of enclosure, adapting to the existing initial composition: - Main Facade: 0.28 - Interior courtyard: 0.38 - Penthouse: 0.15 (made with wood panels with internal insulation)


    • Heat pump
    • Solar thermal
    • Heat pump
    • Solar Thermal
    • Reversible heat pump
    • Natural ventilation
    • Solar Thermal

GHG emissions

  • 2,60 KgCO2/m2/year
  • Spanish Royal Decree: 47/2007






    Mineral wool with Environmental Product Declaration.

    A type isolation is sought with some environmental input.

    Ecological interior paint




    green paint, with Ecolabel certified.

    Direct purchase.





    Parquet made with FSC certified wood, low CO2 emissions.


Urban environment

The building is located on Gran Via Jaume I, Girona. A downtown area, near the Barri Vell, an area of ​​great interest. Thanks to this privileged location, the building has many nearby services (public transport within 100 m, the market Lleó, shopping malls, gym, bank, school, the University of Girona, the headquarters of the Generalitat de Catalunya Girona, etc.). And all of them less than 800 meters from the building. In addition, users have at their fingertips, various public spaces such as the Plaça de la Constitució or Plaça del Lleó.

Parking spaces

The building has no parking for cars. To this end, there is public parking very close (within 200 m). To promote sustainable transport, the building has reserved a space in the basement to store bicycles users and visitors.

Building Environmental Quality

  • Building flexibility
  • indoor air quality and health
  • works (including waste management)
  • consultation - cooperation
  • acoustics
  • comfort (visual, olfactive, thermal)
  • energy efficiency
  • renewable energies
  • integration in the land
  • mobility
  • building process
  • products and materials

Reasons for participating in the competition(s)

  1. Rehabilitación integral de la envolvente, respetando la fachada histórica. Aislamientos interiores continuos de 8 cm que evitan los puentes térmicos (0.28 W/m2K). Patios interiores con aislamiento exterior continuo y cajas de persiana exteriores (0.38 W/m2K). Cubiertas con 20 cm de aislamiento (0.13 W/m2K). Demandas de calefacción y refrigeración muy reducidas. Calificación energética A (Consumo de energía primaria no renovable: 15.2 KWh/m2año; Emisiones de dióxido de carbono: 2.6 KgCO2/m2año).
  2. Placas solares térmicas, con aportación de más del 50% del consumo energético de ACS y calefacción.
  3. Sistema de calefacción de baja temperatura mediante suelo radiante.
  4. Monitorización a disposición de los usuarios de los consumos de agua y de energía.
  5. Uso de materiales responsables: pinturas de base mineral sin emisiones de COV, pavimentos de madera certificada FSC o aislamientos con EPD, entre otros. Priorización de materiales locales.
  6. Gestión correcta de los residuos de construcción y demolición, reciclaje superior al 50% de los residuos generados.
  7. Puesta en práctica de tecnologías innovadoras e industrializadas: realización del ático mediante paneles compuestos por un núcleo de 20 cm de aislamiento, recubierto por tableros de fibra de madera certificada, con la consecuente minimización de residuos y uso de materiales naturales de bajo impacto ambiental.

Building candidate in the category

Energía y Climas Templados

Energía y Climas Templados

Premio de los usuarios

Premio de los usuarios

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