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Sustainability
As an architectural firm committed to the environment, we use each project as an opportunity to evolve a sustainable architecture design that is kind to natural resources and also minimises the impact of buildings on both their users and on the immediate and wider environment.

The quality of our services is backed by the Certification ISO 14006:2011 Environmental management systems – Guidelines for incoporating ecodesign, provided by TÜV Rheinland.

Energy label A for the Vincci Gala Hotel:


The Vincci Gala Hotel is one of the first hotels in Barcelona to be rated A, according to the energy labelling for buildings.
One of the main factors affecting energy consumption in hotels is the heating of domestic hot water. Keeping this in mind, and instead of implementing the standard solution with solar panels, TBI proposed to the client an innovative cogeneration system to provide air conditioning for the hotel, consisting of gas heat pumps that rely on natural gas to fuel their operation. By means of a heat exchanger, the heat produced by the engine is used to obtain domestic hot water.

This solution allowed a considerable reduction of CO2 emissions, from 305 to 85 kg CO2 / sqm per annum, as well as a decrease of energy consumption, from 503,8 to 144,5 kWh / sqm per annum, compared to a similar building.

Click here to see the energy label of Hotel Vincci Gala.