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Self-sufficiency

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Small-scale ecological strategies are based on ingenuity and enthusiasm. They are the product of the conviction that we must do new things to achieve better cities. They are the result of the small contributions that we, starting in the community, can make to global sustainability. They are not really the solution to all the ecological problems in the world, but perhaps they can help us to trace a path that brings us closer to it. Small-scale ecological strategies are a response by cities to environmental crises. As Martí Boada says, the culture of hope grows in cities, and you have to be able to come out with a model of survival by using this culture.

Producing energy in public space

Understanding the landscape as a productive element means designing public spaces that are not dependent on services external to the project itself. Spaces that will be self-sufficient throughout their useful life and for the use for which they are designed. Batlleiroig incorporates into its designs the natural evolution of the landscape and its vegetation and the energy supply of its facilities and equipment. We can take advantage of public spaces to collect rainwater, urban elements to produce energy, and vegetation to generate composting material and perhaps also biomass.

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Generate in the neighborhood, add energies

The concentration of production and consumption of resources in different places generates cities extracting natural resources incompatible with a sustainable model. Our urban places have multiple energy production and resource recycling options that must be developed with the aim of achieving emission-free cities. By reducing consumption and generating in the neighbourhood, we can ensure that urban areas produce the necessary resources to be self-sufficient.

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100% positive energy balance

We can achieve energy self-sufficiency by producing 100% of the needs in the building itself via renewable energy. The energy efficiency of the systems that we can implement, the passive characteristics that we can incorporate into the design of our buildings and the technology of the renewable energies currently available allows us to think about zero net energy buildings and even buildings that produce more energy than they need and that can be part of the nearby micro-networks that will help us reduce the consumption of the furthest systems.

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More sustainability

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Near zero emissions

Innovating to reduce. We developed the concept of “logical sustainability” to explain how we tested this out in each project, from the specific innovation necessary to the concrete solutions that could be useful to achieve this objective. And given our passion for agriculture, we decided to cultivate innovation.

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Health & Wellness

Putting people at the centre. We must put people back at the centre of the debate on how we design the city, public spaces and buildings and how we adapt to the climate emergency and the problems derived from the pandemic and, ultimately, how we merge again with nature.

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