Sustainable property development seeks to minimise its negative impact on the environment and its surroundings through the efficient and intelligent use of the space and energy. At Gloval we offer you all the services you need.

Adaptation to climate change

Process of adjusting to current and forecast climate change and its repercussions.


Variability among living organisms from all sources, including, inter alia, terrestrial, marine, and other aquatic ecosystems, and the ecological complexes of which they are part: this includes diversity within species, between species and of ecosystems.

Good conditions

In relation to an ecosystem, the fact that the ecosystem is in good physical, chemical and biological condition or that it is of good physical, chemical and biological quality, capable of self-reproducing or self-regenerating, and in which the composition of the species, the structure of the ecosystem and the ecological functions are unaltered.


The direct or indirect introduction of pollutants into the atmosphere, water or soil as a result of human activity.


A substance, vibration, heat, noise, light or other pollutant present in the atmosphere, water or soil that could have harmful effects for human health or the environment, that could cause damage to property or that could impair or hinder the enjoyment or other legitimate uses of the environment.

Circular economy

An economic system in which the value of the products, materials and other resources in the economy last for as long as possible, enhancing their efficient use in production and consumption, in that way reducing the environmental impact of their use and reducing to a minimum the waste and the release of hazardous substances in all phases of the life cycle, where appropriate by applying the waste hierarchy.

Primary energy and final energy

Final energy is the energy directly consumed by the user after it has been transformed, including its transportation. This differs from primary energy which is the energy obtained directly from the natural resources in their unaltered original state. Final energy includes electricity, petrol and natural gas and the information on their consumption is obtained from meters or suppliers.


A dynamic complex of plant, animal and micro-organism communities and their non-living environment interacting as a functional unit.

Energy efficiency

This is the effective and improved use of energy to supply the energy needs of a building’s air conditioning (heating and cooling), generate hot water for domestic use or swimming pools, lighting, etc.

Sustainable environmental investment

That which finances one or more economic activities that could be considered environmentally sustainable under Regulation (EU) 2020/852.

Mitigating climate change

Process of keeping the increase in the average world temperature to well below 2°C and to continue working to limit it to 1.5°C compared to pre-industrial levels, in keeping with the Paris Agreement.

Ecosystem services

Direct and indirect contributions of the ecosystems to economic, social, cultural and other benefits that people obtain from those ecosystems.

Energy demand

Energy demand, in the context of buildings, is the total energy demanded or needed so that the inside of homes and buildings reach and maintain specific levels of comfort.

Energy consumption

In construction and in energy efficiency certificates, this is the amount of energy used to produce domestic hot water, air condition the property (heating and cooling), lighting, etc. It normally includes more than one source of energy.

Non-renewable primary energy

Non-renewable primary energy sources normally refer to fossil fuels (gas, oil and coal) along with radioactive minerals.