20 May 2016

IREC at the seminar "Status and industrials perspectives in the energy electrochemical storage”

The Energy Storage and Energy Harvesting group will participate at the "Status and industrials perspectives in the energy electrochemical storage" that will be held on Thursday, 26th May at 9:00 a.m. in the Pompeu Fabra auditorium of the Col·legi Oficial d'Enginyers Industrials de Catalunya (COEIC).

This seminar will involve research institutes and companies, taking the opportunity to approach the innovation knowledge to the market.

The seminar is divided in two sessions:

  • 1st session, focus to the present and future storage technologies.
  • 2n session, mainly in the storage applications.

At the end of each session there will be a round-table with the speakers.

The registration is available at the website of COEIC also the program

18 May 2016

RenewIT, coordinated by IREC, has released an in-depth video giving an insight into the main tools and research developed during the project.

El projecte RenewIT project has released a video filmed in the Catalonia Institute for Energy Research (IREC) in Tarragona, Supercomputing Centre’s Mare Nostrum data centre, and the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) data centre, both in Barcelona. The video provides an overview of the main software tools and research resulting from the three year project which is due to end in September 2016.

Due to these results, it has published a spanish dissemination summary video where Dr. Jaume Salom, project coordinator, details the main objective of the project.

04 May 2016

Best Paper Award in CONTART: The Construction Convention, in Granada

IREC’s researchers of Thermal Energy and Building Performance group, Joana Ortiz, Joana Tarres, Mª Leandra González and Dr. Jaume Salom, received the Best Paper Award in the Area 3: Energy renovation, sustainability and accessibility in buildings, in CONTART, Granada 2016.

The past April 20th, the paper “Energy refurbishment of public buildings based on cost-optimal levels and nZEB criteria” was presented, in the framework of the scientific sessions of the “The Construction Convention” in Granada. CONTART is a meeting point of all professionals of the building sector and IREC had the opportunity to present the work done in the European project RePublic_ZEB. The paper presents the preliminary results of the methodology proposed to establish the minimum requirements to refurbish public building with nearly Zero Energy Buildings (nZEB) criteria.

Please find in the following link the paper and the presentation.

15 April 2016

IREC participates in the working group of nearly Zero Energy Buildings (nZEB) coordinated by ICAEN

With the objective to achieve the European Directive 2010/31/EU, which establishes that all the building must be nearly Zero Energy Building (nZEB) since December 31st of 2020, and public buildings since the end of 2018, the Catalan Energy Agency (ICAEN) is coordinating a working group to promote the nZEB. The working group is made up for Research and Technological Centres from Catalonia that are participating in European projects related to the construction and renovation of high performance buildings. IREC, LEITAT, ASCAMM-EURECAT, CIMNE and ICAEN are the centres that participate in the working group.

Moreover to organize informative activities, like the “Introductory course to construct nZEB buildings”, there is a space in the ICAEN’s website, where the different European projects related to the nZEB topic are collected, as for example RePublic_ZEB, SmartReflex and TRIBUTE.