Building Efficiency Workshop.


·         Saving in building: Efficiency. Mr.Enrique Cabanes, Engineer.                 

·         Make the difference by international certification system (LEED, BREEAM, etc) Mr. Xavier Fernández, Architect

·         How do you reduce the water charges and the environmental impact? Mr. Albert Torrents. Biologist.


When:           4th July 2013

Where:         Universitat de Barcelona (Facultat de Geografia i Història)

                   C/ Montalegre 6, planta 4ª, Sala Gran

                   08001 Barcelona

Registration: Free entrance/attendance, only by invitation

Send an e-mail and confirm either workshop or guided tour attendance. You can also choose both.



Enrique Cabanes and Daniel Garcia, Industrial Engineers, have solid experience in environmental auditing and management of industrial projects, hotels, museums and government.


They are specialized in energy audits, renewable energy and energy efficiency, such as open and closed geothermal systems, lighting systems, heat recovery systems, etc.

The industrial management includes cogeneration projects (biogas and biomass), district heating networks using waste heat or biomass, cooling, ventilation and hot water, industrial projects (Electricity BT / MT, Gas, Air comp., Fire), legalization of activities and industries, industrial construction projects, consulting, auditing, energy and environmental management in the sector and industrial-applications and reports for grants and energy assistance.


Enrique Cabanes is CVMP certified (accredits the IPMVP protocol knowledge measurement and verification, M & V)

EVO (Efficiency Valuation Organization), offers worldwide the designation "the Certified Measurement & Verification Professional" (CMVP), with the purpose of recognizing the most qualified professionals in the energy sector.

Xavier Fernandez, architect, has developed his professional activity in more than 400 projects; many bioclimatic and/or ecological. He is pioneer in the construction of bioclimatic houses, and habitat health. He is expert in LEED or BREEAM sustainability technical certification.

He is author of the first legal construction project in Spain (2011) with straw bale enclosure (rural tourism accommodation in Teruel).


Albert Torrents is technician in farms and he has participated in different groups of organic farming, permaculture and bio. In 1995 he started the project "Sistemes Naturals" for projects of ecological water management (natural purification, rainwater storage, rationalizing consumption, water gardening, aquaculture, etc.)

He studied biology at Autonomic University of Barcelona and was post graduated in environmental microbiology (2007). Currently, he is advising on natural techniques of water management and developing his doctorate.