Earth Hour 2017
La Quinta joins once more the 'Earth Hour' initiative, within our commitment to climate change, turning off the lights of all our workplaces for an hour from 20.30 to 21.30 on Saturday 25 March.
We are aware of the importance of caring for and protecting the environment, and energy saving is a vital aspect. We have been working along this line within our corporate responsibility strategy, among other measures already announced last year such as the use of a "Lighting Maintenance Plan" and "Vehicle Replacement for 100% electric cars", and we have implemented new measures to do our bit to help making our planet a better place to live:
We have a new office with high levels of thermal insulation, divided into different departments that are managed in a sectorized manner by very efficient last generation heat pumps, allowing greater savings and lower energy consumption. Also, from the very beginning, all the lighting elements have LED devices.
New electric vehicles:
In order to strengthen our sustainable mobility strategy, we are going to add to our existing fleet of 100% electric vehicles (Nissan LEAF and BMW i3) an electric motorcycle (Italy 2000), which will allow our workers, in short distance trips, to carry out supervision works for the customer services department. This acquisition is experimental and will help us to evaluate the suitability of a 100% electric vehicle, with lower emissions in its construction than those of a 100% electric car.
BREEAM® Sustainability Certification
For our next real estate development "El Real de La Quinta", we have proceeded to gain the sustainability certification BREEAM.ES Urbanism, being this project the first in Spain to be certified in this category. The rating for this pre-assessment has been VERY GOOD ***
BREEAM® (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology) is the world's most technically advanced and world-leading building sustainability assessment and certification method with +20 years on the market and +541,000 certified buildings in 77 countries since its inception in 1990.