We know that the development and execution of our assets have an impact in the environment.
We are constantly evaluating and incorporating new technologies in order to mitigate our emissions to the environment as well as decreasing our carbon monoxide releases, thus, taking care of the limited resources such as water and energy.
Our project Urbana Center Apoquindo will have a voluntary certification LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design elaborated by U.S. Green Building Council o USGBC).
We have implemented strategies in our buildings to separate the different types of waste: paper and carton (blue), plastics (yellow), glass (green), organic waste (gray), hazardous materials and other not recyclable materials (red).
in all buildings
It is our environmental priority to implement in every building a system of low energy lighting.
All common areas of our buildings are being slowly replaced by LED bulbs, resulting in an important energy saving.
In Isidora 3000, in addition to this initiative, a modern timing control device is being evaluated. This device will be placed in different areas and will allow better use of the electricity of the building.
Water recycling of gray water for irrigational farming
We know that the energy is not the only resource to be taken care of to assure sustainable development. Drinking water is becoming a limited resource more than ever before. Therefore, it must be protected.
We are gradually implementing the infrastructure to treat gray water. In other words, water that comes from showers, bathrooms and dishwashers. These waters are being converted into hygienic clean drinking water free of chemicals.
Solar energy is a renewable source of energy as well as being endlessly sustainable over time.
Our project Urbana Center Apoquindo will have a system of solar panels. These panels will allow the capture of solar rays to be utilized as power for the building
Our buildings have bike stations designed for people who use the bicycle as a mean of transportation and need a secure place to park them. Isidora 3.000 has a bike park station located on the first floor which can accommodate eighty bicycles.
People are our most important asset. Our commitment is to our employees, suppliers, communities and clients.
Our commitment with our associates is based on our ability to provide the best work conditions and as a consequence accomplish a good and inspiring work environment.
Our family culture allows us to have excellent work policies. In Urbana, all workers can have an opinion and they are listened to. We always promote team work at all levels.
These aspects motivate us to believe in social mobility and professional growth within Urbana. Nobody except us knows our businesses better than ourselves. We motivate our workers to improve and as a consequence to have to access to better work opportunities in our company.
We know that we cannot work alone. Our suppliers are our strategic partners and we both have a common objective.
We commit ourselves to be fair in dealing with them by conforming to our commercial agreements and also in setting fair prices according to the market. Therefore, there will be a mutual policy of collaboration and respect, meeting payment deadlines.
We expect from our providers an exceptional quality of service.
We are committed to the communities we work with. We also want to have a positive impact on them.
We are committed to have an urban planning, design and development with the highest standard. These standards will be supported by detailed studies to back up our decisions, and which will be evaluated by a world-class team of interdisciplinary professionals.
It is important for us to have an integral process of citizen participation. Here, the authorities and neighbors will be listened to and respected at all times. To accomplish this, there are external institutions (Social Management) in charge of leading this process.
In this way, we will have better agreements with the communities and this will create more confidence in our investors.
Fundación Urbana was born as an initiative of Diego Durruty while he was president of the ex-students Club (Colegio Craighouse, Cobs&Cogs) in order to help victims affected by natural disasters and also help young boys and girls through sport activities.
This social Project was born in 2008, date when a group of former students from Craighouse School got together to become rugby and hockey trainers of 120 boys and girls from Betterland School of Lo Barnechea.
Along with the sport, the kids learned values as personal growth, team-work, self-control, respect for your adversaries and classmates, effort, fellowship and commitment.
This Project was born to help victims affected by the earthquake and tsunami occurred on February 27, 2010.
An important group of volunteers met and traveled to the epicenter, north of Constitución. Here, they cleaned up debris and built six temporary houses for the families they sponsored. Also US$250.000 were donated in boats, engines, nets , pickups, trucks, huts and construction materials allowing eighty families go back to their jobs in Iloca, La Pesca and Duao.
Today, this group is still alert to go and help people who need support for any emergency that may occur.
The quality is standard and is one of the fundamental pillars in Urbana.
Since Urbana was born, its actions have always focused on its experience and quality for its clients and investors.
We are proud of having the best professionals in the industry. These professionals are experts in high-tech buildings, and they also have a service attitude that represents Urbana Group.
Know our service-culture:
The Urbana Service Guide establishes the activities that every associate in our buildings must know and apply:
- Impeccable personal presentation.
- Helpful and proactive attitude.
- Greeting and Goodbye.
- Smile as a philosophy of life.
- Permanent disposition.
- Keep promises.
- Solve the problems.
- Honest and transparent attitude.
- Professional performance.