The campus of the Loyola University of Dos Hermanas, in Seville, is now LEED Platinum certified. Thanks to its major commitment to creating a sustainable complex, it has become the first entire campus in the world to receive this certification, granted by the U.S. Green Building Council. The prize is awarded based on several key indicators: sustainable facilities, water and energy efficiency, material and resource use, indoor environmental quality, design and innovation, and compliance with the sustainability priorities of the region where the site is located.
Our role in the project was to handle the packaging and waste, 90% of which we managed to recycle, recovering these materials after construction was finished for future projects. In this way, no debris was generated at the site. In addition, IASO, like the other manufacturers, kept the project team informed on the technical features of the main materials supplied: aluminium, white canvas, black canvas and stainless steel accessories, including, at all times, the pre- and post-consumer recycling percentage to help improve the use of materials and resources.
All this was achieved thanks to the solid coordination between project leaders, who continuously shared information and held numerous meetings to address all the breakthroughs and conflicts which happened to arise during the installation process.
Photographs: Javier Orive.