The Energy Transition in Cities Department gives advice in the application of new energy concepts in buildings, based on maximum energy efficiency and on the optimised integration of renewable energy sources into the architectonic proposal.
The aim is to achieve buildings with a high degree of comfort, with minimum traditional energy consumption, adapting the building to the climate conditions of the area and applying low carbon technologies, based on a cost-efficiency perspective, and in line with European tendencies that promote zero-energy buildings.
The TEC Dept. has a team of professionals (architects and engineers), who are experts in the energy simulation of buildings, and with extensive experience in calculating aspects related to thermodynamics, fluid dynamics and , thanks to their mastery of advanced simulation programs such as TRNSYS, FLUENT, RADIANCE or ENERGYPLUS.
The integration of renewable energies into buildings is a strategic aspect, and the TEC Dept. takes advantage of the great synergies that exist with other CENER departments (wind, solar thermal and solar photovoltaic, biomass and grid integration) to apply specific technical solutions. The aim is to attain maximum energy efficiency, by achieving equilibrium between the cost and the effectiveness of the proposals.
CENER gives advice on the environmental behaviour of the projects, minimising the consumption of natural resources and their ecological footprint, thanks to an internally developed tool that carries out a life cycle analysis.
The services offered range from the definition of the energy concept of the buildings in project phase, advice on the actual architectonic design and the design of specific solutions, to the monitoring and follow-up of the energy supply and distribution facilities.
The work methodology is a constant interaction between the team of architects and engineers that draft the project and CENER.