Green Factor

Waste management is a highly complex case, which should take into consideration many different parameters, such as:

  • Natural and urban environmental protection
  • Energy and natural resources saving
  • The development of environmental consciousness to citizens and companies

For these reasons, we recycle all recyclable material such as paper, glass and metal contributing in a valuable way to the local effort of our community. Appropriate bins are used for the daily collection and separation of the materials which eventually subsume to the city’s recyclable waste chain.

Low consumption lighting!
Electricity saving is achieved by minimizing the consumption that derives from lighting, which is in most cases the main electricity-wasting factor. Low consumption lighting has introduced an innovating technology allowing us to reduce by 1/3 the electrical consumption from indoors and outdoors lighting.
This has resulted not only to cost saving but, also, to the environmental protection and the reduction of carbon dioxide and other pollutants, which eventually contribute to global warming.

Low absorbance windows!
We used reflective low-absorbance double glass windows filled with special gases in the gap in between. This practice largely limits the heat loss during winter time and the temperature increase inside the building during the summer months.
As a result indoor premises have a limited need for heating in the winter and for cooling in the summer.

Rainwater management system!
Drinking water is one of the world’s most vital natural resource and the need to protect it is paramount. Due to pollution and excessive use, it is becoming more and more evident that drinking water is a limited resource. It was for this apparent reason that during the construction of the establishment it was decided to create a rainwater tank. Having the future generations in mind, it is simply a necessity to protect our supplies. There are many economic and environmental benefits from installing and using a rainwater management system. Rainwater can be used effectively in watering gardens, as well as, indoor and outdoor cleaning.

Eco-colours for the entire building!
Green paint was used at the interior and exterior of the building. Eco-colours have the slightest impact on environmental pollution throughout their life cycle; from the extraction of raw materials, the production process, the packaging, the distribution, the use and application, the duration until the final waste disposal. Green colours contain low levels of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC), which are responsible for:

  • Increasing the amount of ozone in the troposphere which leads to the creation of photochemical pollution (known as “fallout”)
  • Aquifer pollution, if aromatic compounds are contained, which are eventually deposited to the environment
  • Contributing to the “dilution” of the ozone layer in the stratosphere
  • Contributing indirectly to the greenhouse effect
  • Causing, after chronic use, respiratory problems
  • Affecting, after chronic use, the human nervous system