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ENVIRONMENT UNIT
The Environment Unit of Leitat Technological Center participates in regional, national and European projects associated with environment and sustainability.

Industrial Ecology
Sustainable combination of technology, environment and economy. Assimilation of the function of industrial areas to natural ecosystems with more efficient processes and with an interrelation between industries and environment closing material cycles.
  • Energy Efficiency: Energy Analysis of processes, installations and buildings.
  • Water: Consumption reduction, management, treatment and reutilisation of waste water.
  • Waste (prevention, minimization and recycling): Utilization of waste in the same industrial parks, studies on waste minimization, feasibility study on the utilization of generated waste.
  • Sustainable Mobility: Sustainable mobility study.

Ecodesign
Incorporation of environmental criteria into the design in order to reduce the negative impact on the environment.
  • Life Cycle Analysis (LCA): LCA of a product, service, package...
  • Ecodesign: of a product, process, package...

Awareness and Environmental Education
Good environmental training helps to improve business competition, Corporate Identity and the relationships between interested groups.
  • Good Environmental Practices (GEP): Consume reduction, Waste minimization.
  • Disclosure and environmental awareness campaigns: Waste reduction campaign.
  • Green purchase and events: Sustainable events...
  • Meetings and further training: SGMA, Ecodesign, Life Cycle Assessment, Best Available Techniques, Energy Efficiency, Social Responsibility, Good environmental practices...

Environmental Management and Qualification
Voluntary instruments which enable the organization to reach a high level of environmental protection and a compromise on a continuous improvement.
  • Environmental Management Systems (EMS) in accordance with the EU Regulation EMAS and the International standard ISO 14001
  • Energy Management Systems UNE 16001 , Ecodesign management ISO 150.301
  • Social Responsibility (Plan for equal opportunities between men and women, court settlement of work and family life, EFR, SGE21…)
  • Ecological Label of the European Union (Ecolabel)
  • Emblem of Guarantee of Environmental Quality of the Catalan Government (DGQA)
LEITAT Technological Center is an associate body of the Environmental Department of the Catalan Government with the goal to carry out tests, controls and verifications of evaluation results of the following product/service categories:


Distintivo de Garantía de Calidad Ambiental Etiqueta ecológica de la Unión Europea
  • Water Saving Systems
  • Recycable products made of cardboard
  • Rural tourism establishment
  • Service and delivery stations
  • Establishment of a perfect photo finishing
  • Products made of brushwood
  • Dry cleaner's
  • Dry recycling products
  • Customer Services Offices
  • Office Buildings
  • Textile Products
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Soil Amendments
  • Cultivation Substrates
  • Interior paints and varnish
  • General cleaning products
  • Soaps and Shampoos

 




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