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The Operating House is awarded LEED Gold Certification

29.09.16

The former Operating House is now open to visitors. With work now completed on its internal restoration, the building, also known as the Pavilion of Saints Cosmas and Damian, is the latest to join the visiting itinerary at Domènech i Montaner’s Art Nouveau site.

The building has achieved LEED Gold rating, reflecting the fact that work has been carried out to strict criteria of sustainability. The aspects taken into account include good performance in environmental parameters, sustainable location, efficient use of water and energy, use of environmentally friendly materials, and indoor environmental quality.

The latest LEED certification joins those held by the Sant Manuel, Sant Leopold and Administration Pavilions, all three of which have Silver rating. The Art Nouveau site has also been awarded the LEED Neighbourhood Certificate that acknowledges buildings, neighbourhoods and urban environments that apply criteria of sustainability to their construction or restoration. Sant Pau is, in addition, the first UNESCO World Heritage site to receive this acknowledgment.

The total cost of rehabilitating the old Operating House was 4.4 M€, funded by the Ministry of Development, by means of the Cultural 1%, the Generalitat de Catalunya Catalan Government, the ERDF Operational Programme, and the Fundació Privada Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau.