Acciona Infraestructuras

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Acciona Infraestructuras 2017-05-26T11:46:56+00:00

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Participant contact
Lidia Godoy

ACCIONA Infraestructuras is a leading European construction company constructing and managing buildings and civil infrastructures under the sustainability principles. It has an international presence in more than 30 countries and its total turnover in 2012 was about €3.5 billion, employing around 15,200 people. It is part of Acciona Group, whose business lines are Construction, Energy, Water, Real State, Urban-Environmental Services, Logistic and transport. Acciona has its own R&D Technological Centre in Madrid, composed by a multidisciplinary and international team of about 150 highly qualified researchers from a wide range of disciplines. Main research areas are Nanotechnology, New Construction Materials, Products and Systems, ICTs, Energy Efficiency and Environmental Technologies. It has laboratories of nanotechnology and advanced materials, RES and HVAC integration in buildings, ICT and Virtual Reality & Simulation, chemistry analysis as well as workshops for prototyping construction-

The Research Group of the Acciona’s R&D Technological Centre involved in the project is the ICT group, with main expertise in the development of innovative applications of ICT technologies such as smart sensors and advanced web/mobile software solutions, in urban, building and construction environments for processes monitoring, analysis and optimization according to sustainability principles, which include the rational use of natural resources such as energy. This group is part of the ICT, Automation & 3D area of ACCIONA’s R&D Technological Centre, which is composed of 30 researchers.

Main tasks and responsibilities within TRIBE

ACCIONA contributes to the project with a main role in the definition and implementation of the ICT necessary for the monitoring and control of the pilot sites, in coordination with the partners which will give local support in each country, and being directly involved in the pilot sites in Zaragoza. Around this central role, ACCIONA will contribute to the global specifications of the global framework and will provide inputs for the development and validation of the videogame and other user interfaces. ACCIONA will also be involved in impact assessment, dissemination and exploitation activities.

Relevant network and experience in National and European projects

At European level, ACCIONA plays an active role in the ECTP being part of its Executive Committee, and the Energy Efficient Building Association (E2B A) being member of the Advisory Group to the EC on the Energy Efficient Buildings PPP.

ACCIONA Infraestructuras has a wide experience in R&D projects both national and European, and even international projects beyond Europe boundaries. It has participated and is currently involved in several ICT R&D and innovation European projects (FP7, ICT PSP) as well as in Artemis JU projects related to the topic of ICT applied to energy efficiency in buildings. In particular, the ICT research group contributing to the execution of the activities has an extensive previous experience in the design, deployment and assessment of ICT systems for energy efficiency in the building environment, developing its own solution for wireless monitoring of energy and comfort parameters, and has coordinated two European projects: eDiana and E3SoHo.