SNFCC is a leading example of environmental sustainability at three levels: design & construction, operation, footprint in the local ecosystem.
SNFCC and the Stavros Niarchos Park are designed to be as self-sufficient as possible regarding water requirements: irrigation, non-potable water applications and the water used in the Canal. Specifically:
SNFCC’s energy efficiency initiatives result in a 40% energy reduction compared to what a similar building complex would consume without their implementation.
All systems are designed to save energy, such as heating, air conditioning, lighting. Specifically:
SNFCC is the first large-scale cultural project to achieve LEED Platinum certification in Europe. Our certification was the result of visionary architecture and the integration of active and passive technologies that make SNFCC one of the world’s most environmentally sustainable buildings.
The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification covers six key areas at both the design and construction stages;
SNFCC has developed processes that encourage recycling by both staff and visitors.
In 2017, SNFCC’s recycling programs were introduced, designed for separation of waste at source. Based on the its Waste Management Plan, 15 different recycling streams were installed.
The public can recycle at the SNFCC paper, metal and plastic at several locations throughout the space, as well as glass, household batteries and clothing/fabrics at special containers installed.
Occupying 85% of SNFCC’s total area, Stavros Niarchos Park is home to a rich variety of flora, including olive trees, evergreen shrubs, carob trees, laurels, cypress trees, as well as an extensive selection of indigenous Greek aromatic plants.