A hospital with a natural environment

A hospital with a natural environment

The facilities of the Institut Guttmann are located within the Natural Park of the Serralada de Marina, which is part of the Network of Protected Natural Spaces of the Provincial Council of Barcelona.

The site has a surface area of 42.100 m2:

  • 8.080 m2 of built land with the hospital facilities.
  • 34.019 m2 exterior land, of which 10.451 m2 are gardens.

The most significant impact of Institut Guttmann’s activities on biodiversity is defined by the surface area it occupies on a site measuring 42.100 m2 which had not previously been built upon.


Emissions into the atmosphere from Institut Guttmann come from:

• Electricity consumption.
• Fuel consumption: Natural gas and diesel.
• Fuel consumption from private means of transport.
• Waste generated.
• Water consumption in the building and in garden areas.

Total emissions: 954,56 t CO2 eq.

CO2 emissions are calculated using the calculation tool from the Oficina Catalana del Canvi Climàtic (Catalan Office for Climate Change).

The intensity of emissions is an indicator used to analyse the evolution of the efficiency of measures adopted to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases, and is calculated using the ratio between emissions generated and annual turnover:

IE GEH: 954,56 t CO2 eq. / 27.856.244,97 €: 0,000034267 t CO2 eq/€.

We emit 0,03427 t CO2 eq. to invoice 1.000,00.

Waste. An exhaustive control of the waste generated by the Badalona hospital was performed and there was no significant accidental spillage during 2020.

The wastewater discharge is all the sewage produced by the organisation that goes into the sewage network of the City of Badalona. A total of 0.262 t of water contaminated with laboratory products were generated in 2020.

Sanitary Waste201820192020
Group I-II 93,73098,74094,300
Group III 2,7723,07827,981
Group IV 0,0270,0540,044
Total (t) 96,529101,872122,325
Waste assimilated to urban waste 201820192020
Paper and paperboard 25,07021,00021,312
Plastic 14,47716,20911,231
Glass 0,4320,4200,226
Organic Waste 38,88738,37728,305
Cooking Oil 0,9580,5630,303
Wood 3,4202,0203,390
Iron 0,2003,5800
Plant Waste 1,02000
Total (t) 84,46582,16964,767
Hazardous Waste 201820192020
Group III 2,7723,07827,981
Group IV 0,0270,0540,044
Contaminated packaging 0,5290,6940,814
Fluorescents 0,09850,11430,0827
Batteries 0,2660,2760,120
Aerosols 0,0210,0390,011
Absorbent Material 0,1720,2410,194
Synthetic oil 00,0050
Electronic equipment 0,7511,0070,759
Phytosanitary agents 0,00500,004
Water contaminated with chemicals 0,0700,2840,262
Orthopaedic batteries 0,1860,3900,270
Radioactive (indirect)0,00004530,00004560,001958
Total (t) 4,89756,182330,5436

With regard to waste from transport, during the 2020 financial year the Institut Guttmann continued with its awareness campaign on the use of public transport, “Sustainable Mobility”.

Thanks to this efficient environmental management, the Institut Guttmann closed the 2020 financial year with no fines or non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with environmental regulations, and no complaints or claims regarding environmental impacts arising from our activity.