Technology and Research Areas
The Projects
Employment Bureau

Highlight Projects:





Financed by:

Members of:


Campus Energia

  • Print

26 June 2018

IREC participates in the 2018 Mediterranean Games, a long-distance race, with Consell Català de l'Esport.

The Thermal Energy and Building Performance group of IREC participates in the 2018 Mediterranean Games by assessing the environmental comfort of the users at Palau d'Esports Catalunya, in the framework of collaboration with the Consell Català de l'Esport (CCE). IREC carries out a monitoring campaign of the environmental parameters of the Palau d’Esports Catalunya (temperature, relative humidity and CO2 concentration), to calculate the main indicators of thermal comfort and air quality, and to evaluate whether the design of the sport hall guarantees adequate conditions both for the spectators, and for the players. The design of the Palau d'Esports Catalunya was advised by IREC to incorporate energy efficiency criteria to achieve a high energy qualification and meet the characteristics of nearly zero energy building (nZEB). Some of the measures implemented are natural lighting, solar protections, natural ventilation system and a building energy management system, among others.

In addition, on June 6th within the framework of the Sustainable Energy Week, the workshop was performed: "Energy efficiency in sports facilities. Future challenges", organized jointly with the CCE, Institut Català d'Energia (ICAEN) and IREC. The objective of the day was to share the challenges that are being addressed in the field of energy efficiency of sports facilities, from different perspectives: public administration, the sports industry, professionals in the energy sector and research. The day was very enriching and had the participation of more than 30 professionals, covering the entire value chain. IREC presented the study "Energy diagnostic and potential energy savings of the sport facilities in Catalonia”, which was carried out in the collaboration framework with the CCE. The objective of this work is to evaluate the current situation of sports facilities in Catalonia from the energy point of view. The analyzed equipment are sport halls, indoor pools and fields. Also, the study defines the energy consumption levels for this type of buildings in order to achieve nZEB criteria. Finally, an evaluation of the potential energy savings and the investment costs needed to transform the current sports building stock to nZEB level was developed. The work is available in the following link.