With more than 20 years of experience in the real estate sector responsible for the urban management and development of land, directing the promotion and construction of residential and industrial buildings decided to create the Growing Buildings project accompanied by a magnificent team of architects and engineers with a high experience in sustainable construction.
We are all united by our commitment, enthusiasm and obsession to offer sustainable an efficient homes, that contribute to preserve the environment and improve the quality of life and well-being of the people who inhabit them.
Where did this project come frome?
The economic crisis experienced between 2008-2016 has caused a paradigm shift in society and therefore in the most important economic sectors. The real estate sector has been identified as one of the culprits of the crisis and, although the situation seems to improve, there is still some mistrust and insecurity when facing the purchase or rent of a new home. The crisis has also made most companies disappear, prompting the emergence of new players in the market such as servicers (banking entities), investment funds, institutional investors, SOCIMIs, etc.
From the socioeconomic point of view, the recovery of employment remains slow, much of the consumption is still borne by the family and the informal economy and youth emancipation is prohibitive.
No one can hide from the technological revolution that surrounds us, where mobile devices are part of our “modus vivendi”. In a few years, most home buyers and renters will be digital natives.
Fortunately, more and more awareness exists about respect for the environment and improvement of our living habits. The environment and health are rising values. Energy is becoming a social problem, increasing by 65% in recent years, only Germany and Denmark is the price of electricity more expensive than Spain.
Spending on heating and domestic hot water (DHW) in Spanish homes accounts for 70% of total energy expenditure. The moment someone acquires a home they assume two types of mortgage. The financial mortgage (if financing is needed to acquire the home) with a finite duration in time and in which value decreases as it progresses. And the most important: the energy mortgage understood as the energy cost necessary to be able to live in a comfortable manner. Unlike the financial mortgage, this lasts a lifetime and its amount increases as each time we pay more for energy. Therefore, it is very important to choose homes whose energy efficiency allows reducing and minimizing the impact of the energy mortgage.
According to the latest data published by the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Commerce, since the passing of Royal Decree 235/2013, of April 5, which approves the basic procedure for the certification of energy efficiency of buildings, 1.150.000 homes have been certified as 5% energy efficient (Certified Level A, B or C) of which less than 1% reach the highest level of efficiency (Level A).
For all the above, GB intends to offer sustainable and high energy-efficient buildings and housing, quality finishing and at the forefront of technology in the best locations of cities for a demand aligned with the values mentioned.