14 June 2016

IREC participates in Sustainable Energy Week

IREC's Thermal Energy and Building Performance group participates in Sustainable Energy Week organizing two workshops to present their work related with energy efficiency in buildings and district heating and cooling networks 100% renewables. The Sustainable Energy Week is a European initiative and has the support of the Institut Català d'Energia.

1) June 15th, “District Heating and Cooling networks supplied with renewable energies” workshop is organized in collaboration with INCASOL within the framework of SmartReFlex Project. And the subsequent visit to the central Ecoenergies Barcelona located in Zona Franca. For more information visit the programme. Please confirm your assistance at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

2) June 17th, “Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Toward nZEB” workshop, and IREC will present the work done in RePublic_ZEB project. Please visit the workshop for more information and registration.

07 June 2016

IREC participates in the 3rd CERCA Conference showing the scientific activity

IREC participates in the 3rd CERCA Conference, where Dr. Albert Tarancón, group leader of Nanoionics and Fuel Cells, will present the main working lines  in IREC, and will highlight the opportunities of collaboration with other institutes.

The Secretary for Universitats i Recerca, Mr. Arcadi Navarro, will inaugurate next June 8th at 10h, in Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB), the third CERCA Conference, where the 43 CERCA research centres in Catalonia will show the projects and activities that they are carrying out. During the opening session we will enjoy the presence of the Director of I-CERCA, Lluís Rovira.

For more information, please check the programme.

06 June 2016

IREC collaborates in the III Congress of Nearly Zero Energy Buildings

The Thermal Energy and Building Performance Group of Catalonia Institute for Energy Research will present the advances in the framework of the Republic ZEB Project in the “III Congreso de Edificios de Energía Casi Nula” to be held on 21st and 22nd of May in Madrid. III Congress EECN is the only event that integrates, at national level, all aspects that involved in the buildings energy efficiency, and how he European Directives on the Energy Efficiency in Buildings affects to the building, construction and architecture sectors and the related services. The multisectoral Congress is structured around 3 keynote sessions, 3 round tables, 20 oral presentations.

IREC supports the organization of the Congres, organitzed by the Grupo Tecma Red and the Ministeri de Foment, with the "Institucional Suport" of the Ayuntamiento de Madrid, the Oficina Española de Cambio Climático OECC-MAGRAMA, the Instituto para la Diversificación del Ahorro and the Energía-IDAE i la Dirección General de Innovación y Competitividad-MINECO.

For more information, please visit the link of the Program, Video and Congres website.

24 May 2016

Kestcells project, coordinated by IREC, will participate in the 3rd EU PV Clusters Workshop, entitled “Progress in Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology for Photovoltaics: from Laboratory to the Market”

KESTCELLS European project funded by the NMP Programme under the EU 7th Framework Programme, coordinated by IREC, will be present at the 3rd EU PV Clusters Workshop and General Assembly. It will take place in Barcelona, Faculty of Physics of the University, from 25th to 27th May 2016 under the title: "Progress in Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology for Photovoltaics: from Laboratory to the Market".

This Workshop brings together more than 40 projects addressing different photovoltaic technologies and has the objective to highlight the key results of the projects involved in the cluster, give an updated overview of the projects in the photovoltaic field and identify the common R&I priorities, as well as providing a forum for discussion, Kestcells will highlight the results obtained during the last months.

Please, visit the links available above the workshop brochure and the program