The CENER Department of Energy in Buildings (EDIF) is mainly involved in the study and application of energy in buildings. It works to promote a new and more energy-efficient architecture and city planning, where renewable energies play an essential role, consistent with the energy and environmental context, and in line with the European objectives to mitigate the effect of climate change and to reduce energy dependence.


The EDIF Dept. develops research projects that propose new energy concepts, which bring us a step closer to the scenario of zero-energy buildings and of smart cities and low emissions.

It carries out projects for public administrations and private enterprises, collaborating with architects, engineers, manufacturers and developers. The EDIF department mainly carries out work aimed at applying energy saving criteria to buildings and cities, and at the full-scale integration of renewable energies in urban environments. The main lines of action include:

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