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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.

31 March 2016

Round table with PhD students of the IREC in the Festival of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology “10alamenos9”

PhD students from IREC, will participate in the Festival of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology "10alamenos9" next Tuesday, April 5th from 16:30 p.m. in the round table "Ask a nanotechnologist," where doctoral students in nanoscience and nanotechnology will answer some questions about their itineraries, motivations and future, in the framework of the conference to be held during the week in Barcelona as well as San Sebastian and Zaragoza, with exhibition of scientific images, paintings and illustrations based on the nano world, workshops demonstration of nano products, conferences, interviews .....

For more information about the program and registration (some activities have limited places), is available on the website: