Sustainability

Traditional construction practices are focused on immediate goals, with a strong concern for short & mid term economic criteria. Sustainable building is, on the other hand, concerned with emphasizing long term benefits such as quality, efficiency and safety.

At each stage of the life cycle of the building, sustainable building & maintenance solutions increase comfort and quality of life, while decreasing negative environmental impacts and increasing the economic sustainability of the project. The major action areas of sustainable practices are:

  • Efficiently using energy, water, and other resources
  • Protecting occupant health and improving employee productivity
  • Reducing waste, pollution and environmental degradation
Sustainability


Energy Certification

The Energy Performance Certificate declares, in a unitary form, the energy performance of a building. The report details the results of an energy and thermal analysis, discussing the main energy features of the construction and its related facilities.

The Energy Performance Certificate grants potential buyers, as well as occupiers, information regarding the actual energy consumption of a building, its monthly maintenance costs, and the foreseen cost for bringingthe property to "optimal conditions". The certificate, therefore, promotes more accurate determination of real estate prices, meaning that the value of buildings with high energy efficiency will be enhanced, as a consequence of their competitive maintenance costs.

The Energy Performance Certificate for buildings is issued by the energy auditors for buildings, who are certified by the Ministry of Regional Development and Housing and has a validity of 10 years.

Vitalis Consulting is a Certified Energy Auditor.