Valencia PBSA project wins highest sustainability rating

December 21st, 2021

As we continue our mission to achieve NZC2030, we’re delighted to announce that Amro’s student housing project in Valencia has been awarded a BREEAM Outstanding rating.

Along with our project in Seville, these will be the first two buildings in Spain under development with this pre-certification, putting them among the most energy-efficient student housing developments in the whole of Europe.

Situated within a five-minute walk from the Universidad Católica de Valencia, the €20m GDV project comprises 162 dedicated student beds with a rooftop terrace providing panoramic city views, a restaurant, outdoor recreational spaces and separate study rooms, opening in summer 2022.

EPC ‘A’ rated, the project will produce operational emissions of just 12.5kg CO2/sqm per year – a 70% improvement over the market standard and 11% ahead of the 2025 RIBA target.

Setting a standard for best practice in sustainable design, BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) is the world’s leading and most widely used environmental assessment method for a multifamily residential building’s environmental performance.

Progress in achieving our Net Zero Carbon 2030 goal is one of Amro’s highest priorities as we look ahead to the new year, with the recent climate change summit in Glasgow focusing minds across the built environment sector.

Read our top five real estate takeaways from COP26 here.

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