Time to change
After 15 years, I decided to make a step forward to become the best hotel in Barcelona, a welcoming place that is respectful with the planet (Leed Certification ), to reach the hearts and minds of everyone, with a unique service and an unbeatable comfort full of sensations.
After nearly 20 years, Hostal Grau Barcelona begins a new stage with hope and positivism, always thinking of those guests that come back to our place and the ones that we still have to meet , feeling like home, as it always has been and it always will be.
We are nearly done and with the improvements we have made so far we are ready to open the doors.
We won´t leave anyone indifferent ...
WHAT IS A LEED CERTIFICATION
LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is redefining the way we think about the places where we live, work and learn. As an Internationally Recognized mark of excellence, LEED building owners and operators Provides with a Framework for Identifying and Implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.
With nearly 9 billion square feet of building space Participating in the suite of rating systems Certifying and 1.6 million feet per day around the world, LEED is transforming the way built environments are designed, constructed, and operated --- Single from buildings and homes, to Entire Neighborhoods and Communities. Comprehensive and flexible, LEED works THROUGHOUT a building's life cycle.
LEED certification Provides independent, third-party verification That a building, home or community was designed and built using Strategies Aimed at Achieving high performance in key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.
Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) in 2000, the LEED rating systems are Developed through an open, consensus-based process led by LEED Committees . The next update of the LEED rating system, coined LEED 2012 , is the next step in the continuous improvement process and on-going development cycle of LEED.
LEED -certified buildings are designed to:
- Lower operating costs and Increase asset value
- Reduce waste sent to landfills
- Conserve Energy and Water
- Be healthier and safer for occupants
- Reduces harmful Greenhouse Gas Emissions
- Qualify for tax rebates, zoning allowances and other incentives in Hundreds of cities