The Alcobendas campus of Universidad Europea has been recognized as a green facility by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The campus received the silver LEED® Certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), which means the campus is more productive, provides a healthier space for its students and workers, is helping to protect the environment, and is delivering a good return on investment. This certification promotes the integration and use of new, more efficient technologies and processes, and the leadership of the institutions and companies that are using them.
The LEED® certification was developed by the USGBC to help classify buildings based on sustainability, high energy efficiency and low environmental impact. It includes an analysis of the design, construction and operation of facilities and provides scoring based on how different projects meet and exceed the established criteria.
Earning this certification is one more step that Universidad Europea is taking to promote sustainability and respect for the environment, which is one of the central pillars of the university’s academic model. This campus is an educational space that is helping students, employees and members of the community see first-hand how we can all work together to protect our environment.
Universidad Europea’s Alcobendas campus has the B Energy Certification (awarded for a high level of energy efficiency) utilizes solar panels to collect energy and has been designed to leverage the environment to make heating and cooling more efficient.
This article has been translated into English to be shared on the Laureate International Universities website.