EIG - Eco Intelligent Growth



Hostal Empúries

<strong>Climate change</strong><br>Earth is a battery that must be recharged with the proper nutrients. We locate the Carbon (CO2) in the soil, not in the Atmosphere and / or Ocean.<strong>Cross-sector collaboration</strong><br>Creation of new networks to enable the
development of companies from multiple sectors<strong>Design for disassembly</strong><br>The recovery and proper assessment of
materials is key to present and future growth<strong>Tighter regulations</strong><br>Regulations as to reponsibility for the activity are
becoming tighter every day and this trend will
stay in the future.<strong>Social Innovation</strong><br>The benefits reach the entire community
through a new social organization, creating
new jobs and favorable conditions for the
community.<strong>Regeneration of environment</strong><br>Human activity enables natural environment
recovery and fostersbiodiversity.

L’Escala, Girona, Spain
Status: LEED Gold certified
Rating system: LEED for New Construction & Major Renovation, v 2.2
Area: 3500sqm

This is the first Project completed by EIG. The owner’s intention was to place Hostal Empúries as an international benchmark in Green architecture and hotel management, supported by the most recognized international standards. To achieve these goals, the project team and owner, together with EIG, defined a Project inspired by Cradle to Cradle principles. As there is no C2C certification program for buildings, it was decided to apply to LEED Certification program, as the framework for the development, verification and assessment of works. Their result: the first LEED certified Gold hotel in Europe, as well as the first touristic project including C2C elements and circular economy solutions (C2C certified products, habitat regeneration, renewable energy, water cycle designed to enhance its productivity, holistic management of nutrients, added value for all stakeholders). The project preserves its dynamic and innovative approach even though EIG no longer collaborates with the current owner.