ESIDE-COMERCIAL was finished in 1921 and houses the famous Faculty of Economics and Business Administration. Its neoclassical façade is 107 metres in length, and it consists of a basement, ground floor and two floors. In 1996, the modern ESIDE building was attached to its back. ESIDE hosts the Faculty of Engineering, DeustoTech (a research center which belongs to Deusto Foundation) and DeustoKabi (a start-up incubator). Moreover, the new adjacent facilities for the Sports Degree have been opened in 2014. All these buildings share the electricity, water and heating systems.
The building consists of basement, three floors and roof. The plot has an area of 3.529 square meters. One of the main challenges was to rebuilt the building into offices and the major project was related to the adaptation of the air conditioning to current usage conditions and energy requirements. Due to the existing facility was designed for an unlimited period of time and characteristics of use, it was needed to design a completely new air conditioning system.
GreenSoul Potential Energy Saving Actions
Improve the control of the HVAC (free cooling, open window detection, etc.).
Improvement on the lighting system (LEDs).
Improvement on the use of computers.