We care about sustainability and accesibility
In April 2022, mineral wool is inyected into the walls of rooms B and D to prevent heat loss through the outer walls.
A new adapted bathroom with a shower is built in July in the centre.
In August, the installation of photovoltaic panels on the roof of the centre begins. The Community of Madrid will subsidize part of the investment.
After the International Assembly of the Focolare Movement in February 2021, it is confirmed that the use of plastic cups in the centre has ended, and in September 2021 it is established that the picnic bag must be made of paper.
A collaboration agreement with Ecoembes for the selective collection of paper and cardboard in the center was signed in May 2019, leading to the placing of blue and yellow containers provided by Ecoembes in various areas of the Center.
In August 2019, a new sectorization of the dining room lights was carried out so that in the case of the presence of small groups, it is not necessary to turn on all lights, and the lights of the service line have been replaced by LED lamps.
The Mariápolis Luminosa Center has adhered to the request of the Youth Assembly of the Focolare Movement, held in September 2109, to the effect that no single-use plastics are used, and has removed plastic cups from its coffee machines and water sources.
The floor insulation of Room D was reinforced in September 2019 to improve comfort and avoid heat loss.
The accessibility of the building has improved with the construction in September 2019 of a walkable wheelchair path through the back garden.
A new elevator was installed in October 2019 that will serve the community housing and the rehearsal room located on the first floor of the new auditorium.
Since December 2019, recycled paper has been used in the Centre’s office.
The floor of the bathrooms of the two adapted rooms was renovated in September 2018 so that waste water from the shower can be channeled correctly and does not pose a risk to the customer.
In September 2018, a program of progressive replacement of traditional and low-consumption lamps with LED lamps began.
In September 2017, the building’s air conditioning regulation system was automated so that the efficiency of the system increases customer comfort and adapts energy consumption to their needs.