Fundación CIRCE

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Fundación CIRCE 2017-05-26T11:46:56+00:00

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Project coordinator
Ignacio Zabalza
Administrative Contact
Eduardo Cembrano

CIRCE Foundation (Centre of Research for Energy Resources and Consumption) was established in 1993 as an independent Research Centre to create and develop innovative solutions and scientific/technical knowledge and to transfer them to the business sector in the field of energy. CIRCE’s mission is to drive forward improvements in energy efficiency and to spread the use of renewable energy by means of the development of R+D+I activities and formative actions, thereby contributing to a sustainable development.

Over 190 professionals with a broad variety of profiles compose the team of people working at CIRCE. Since 1993, CIRCE has conducted more than 2.500 R&D&I projects at national and international level and has trained more than 1.850 professionals from 47 countries within the postgraduate courses CIRCE promotes. In year 2001, CIRCE was recognized as National Centre of Innovation and Technology. CIRCE maintains a national leadership position in the field of Energy Efficiency, being the third national research centre getting more projects in competitive calls during period 2004-2007 in Spain.

Main tasks and responsibilities within TRIBE

CIRCE is the Coordinator of TRIBE, being responsible for all management activities and the creation of the web of the project in the dissemination activities related to the project. In addition to leading the management and coordination activities in the project, CIRCE will also lead WP4, selecting the most appropriate measures to communicate to the players and apply in the pilot buildings and analysing their effect in the game.

Relevant network and experience in National and European projects

CIRCE is member of the Spanish Energy Efficiency Technology Platform (PTE-EE) and runs the technical secretariat of the Spanish SmartGrids Technology Platform (FutuRed). At European level, CIRCE is member of the European Energy Efficient Association (E2BA), the European Construction Technology Platform (ECTP) and other platforms and associations related to Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy such as: the European Energy Research Alliance (EERA), Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), European Zero emissions Platform (ETP ZEP), European Association of Research and Technology Organisations (EARTO), European Renewable Energy Centres Agency (EUREC), Sustainable Process Industry through Resource and Energy Efficiency (SPIRE), European Wind Energy Association (EWEA), European Academy of Wind Energy (EAWE).

CIRCE participates in a large number of international and national R&D projects, including important energy efficiency and optimization projects.