Equip

Director of ERF

Industrial engineer and environmental consultant

 

My work at ERF

I have been a partner and director at ERF since 2011, building on my previous experience as Technical Director (2000-2011) and also taking on management and business development responsibilities. This has allowed me to reinvent a large part of the products and services in order to make them more efficient and effective for clients. As an example, we have generated the Immediate Energy Savings System for buildings and equipment, become experts in turnkey consumption monitoring installations and carried out detailed and calibrated energy audits.

 

My experience

I have a cross-disciplinary education in the fields of engineering, environment and humanities. Before working in ERF, from 1995 to 2000 I was in charge of developing and implementing the strategic environmental plan of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC).
I have written the books Eficiencia energética en la rehabilitación de edificios [Energy Efficiency in the Rehabilitation of Buildings] (co-author, 2012), La energía en el horizonte de 2030 [Energy on the Horizon of 2030] (co-author, 2005), Gobernabilidad democrática global [Global Democratic Governance] (co-author, 2007) and La ambientalización de la universidad [The Environmentalization of the University] (1999). I have overseen the publishing of the books Criterios ambientales en el diseño, construcción y utilización de edificios [Environmental Criteria in the Design, Construction and Use of Buildings] (1999) and Medio ambiente y tecnología. Guía ambiental de la UPC [Environment and Technology. An Environmental Guide to UPC] (1998).
I have published several technical articles in specialist journals (Journal of Cleaner Production, Debates Tecnológicos, etc.), as well as popular articles in newspapers and general information publications (Hoy, Ara, La Vanguardia, etc.).

 

The greenest energy is the energy we don't use.
''Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.''
Nelson Mandela

Department:
Environmental, territorial and of urban planning consulting

Biologist and Postgraduate in Sustainable City and Territory

 

My work at ERF

I started working in the company in June 1999. I have been project manager since 2005. Throughout these years, as an environmental consultant, I have specialized in the areas of territorial management and planning, strategic environmental assessment, natural heritage and biodiversity, urban greenery and climate change.
Throughout my professional activity I have directed, co-ordinated or participated in over a hundred projects related to multiple areas of sustainability, beyond those already mentioned. Among those carried out in recent years, I would highlight:
  • Strategic environmental assessment of the urban master plan of the Three Chimneys (Besòs Consortium, 2017-2022).
  • Preliminary study on the feasibility of creating an agroforestry park in the Aubi plain (Palafrugell City Council, 2022).
  • Assessment of the vulnerability of transport infrastructures in Catalonia to climate change (Catalan Office for Climate Change, 2020-2021).
  • Segre river Plan as it passes through Lleida (Lleida City Council, 2017).
I am the author of La creación de valor compartido en el sector energético. 25 casos prácticos [The Creation of Shared Value in the Energy Sector.
25 Practical Cases] (2015) and Canon de Belloch. Catálogo razonado de arbolado urbano [Belloch’s Canon. Catalogue Raisonné of Urban Trees] (2015), and co-author of El transporte eléctrico y su impacto ambiental. Reflexiones y propuestas para la mejora de la evaluación ambiental [Electric Transportation and its Environmental Impact.
Reflections and Proposals for Improving Environmental Evaluation] (2012).

 

My experience

Before I joined ERF, I worked as an environmental educator (1999). Previously, I was a resident internal biologist (RIB) in the fields of Clinical Biochemistry (1994-1997) and Clinical Microbiology and Parasitology (1991-1993).
I enjoy hiking in the mountains and I am a great fan of nature photography and writing, both in its technical and literary aspects.

 

Each project is an opportunity, faced with renewed enthusiasm, to contribute to making a more sustainable world.

Department:
Consulting in sustainable architecture and energy simulation

Graduated in Materials Engineering (UB), Master of Science and Technology in Sustainability and Master of Sustainable Intervention in the Built Environment (ETSAV - UPC)

 

My work at ERF

Since June 2020, my work at ERF has focused above all on advice on sustainable building, carrying out energy certifications of buildings and planning strategies to improve the energy performance and comfort of buildings.
I perform complex energy simulations (DesignBuilder, HULC, CYPETHERM HE PLUS). It is worth mentioning the study of unique solutions of ICAEN in the framework of the Bioclimatic Architecture collection, both for Thermal Inertia and Vegetation in the Envelope. I have also worked on highly complex energy simulations with the architectural firm RCR and, together with the energy efficiency department, I have prepared certifications of large facilities such as the MACBA or several sports centers with complex facilities.
I am a BREEAM Housing Advisor. BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology) is the prestigious method of assessment and certification of sustainability in building, created in the UK in 1990 by the BRE Group.

 

My experience

I have worked in the construction materials industry and in product certification. In collaboration with the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, I have participated in the renovation of homes on a neighbourhood scale and in the implementation of the Energy Bank in Vilanova i la Geltrú together with the La Vinagreta co-operative. I have worked with the Cíclica co-operative, providing advice on energy simulation for buildings and phased renovation planning inked to the needs of users.

 

Design is not just how you see it, but how it works.

Department:
Energy consulting and facility monitoring

Agricultural engineer, with experience in renewable energy and facility monitoring

 

My work at ERF

Since September 2017, I have been carrying out energy saving and efficiency projects, maintenance and integration of equipment basically related to energy monitoring, both of public equipment and the monitoring of Rubí, El Prat and Sant Boi de Llobregat Town Hall equipment, and equipment belonging to private bodies and organisations such as the Catalan Esplai Foundation and ICAB [Barcelona Bar Association], amongst others.
I have a great interest in the world of information technology, the IoT and automation and control systems, and study the possibility of developing new solutions in the energy and environmental field.

 

 

My experience

From my origins as a graduate in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Lleida, I have evolved professionally towards the world of renewable energies and energy efficiency, studying other engineering disciplines according to my professional objectives, such as Industrial Technical Engineering, a postgraduate course in Industrial Automation and Programmable Logic Controllers or AENOR ISO 50001 courses in Energy Management Systems and Energy Audits.
I have participated in the development and execution of photovoltaic energy projects since 2007, also collaborating in technical and economic feasibility studies of biomass and cogeneration plants, as well as in the installation and integration of equipment for energy monitoring.
Before joining ERF, I was in charge of the maintenance of 1.5 Mwe photovoltaic plants in the south of France and since 2015 I have been a KNX partner.
I am currently studying a degree in Computer Engineering at the Open University of Catalonia (2015-2020), and have a great interest in software engineering, embedded systems and information technologies.

 

"Man never knows what he is capable of until he tries."

Charles Dickens

Department:
Environmental and territorial consulting

Environmentalist, Master in Ecology, Management and Restoration of the Natural Environment

 

My work at ERF

Since June 2014, my work at ERF has been based above all on socio-environmental, natural heritage or urban planning and management issues. I have contributed to environmental impact reports and analyses (Environmental report on the installation of a waste recycling facility in the Sant Jaume de Llierca area; previous environmental analysis of options for the passage of the Sentmenat - Santa Coloma Very High Voltage line as it passes through Santa Coloma de Gramenet). I am also interested in topics related to the urban environment, such as metabolism and greenery (Formulation of programmes and projects in the field of environmental aspects and urban metabolism as well as climate change and urban sustainability in Lima-Callao; principles, criteria and socio-environmental objectives of urban planning). At the same time, one of my specialties is Geographic Information systems for the generation of cartography and territorial analysis, which are applied in one way or another to a good part of the projects on which I work.

 

My experience

My employment history prior to ERF is articulated in areas quite far from those who currently draw my attention. During 2012, I came into contact with environmental management systems in the industrial field. Between 2013 and 2014, through the Final Degree and Master's projects, I began to undertake research, applied to the use of byproducts as an agricultural amendment.

 

 

One of the strong points of ERF is its ability to master cross-disciplinary topics through the collaborative work of a multidisciplinary team.

Department:
Environmental and territorial consulting

Environmentalist, Master in Urban and Industrial Ecology

 

My work at ERF

I joined ERF in October 2018, and participated in territorial planning and climate change adaptation and mitigation projects. Among others, it is worth highlighting the study on the vulnerabilities of the mobility system due to the effects of climate change, the Definition of Management, Intermediation and Supervision Tools for Compensation Obligations arising from the Environmental Assessment, the support for the organization and promotion of the first Catalan Climate Action Summit, held in 2020, and the Study to Reduce the Impact on Climate and Environmental Change caused by Maritime Transport of Passengers and Goods in the Balearic Islands..
I have also collaborated in the drafting of the Rubí, Vilanova y Geltrú and Torredembarra Action Plans for Sustainable Energy and Climate (PAESC).

 

My experience

Previously, I have worked in the areas of life cycle analysis of construction products, environmental certifications and waste prevention. ​In addition, I have participated in different scientific projects resulting from visits to research centres in Barcelona, Sweden and Ecuador. In this sense, it is worth highlighting the expedition to the Yasuní National Park and Biosphere Reserve (Ecuador), where I contributed to projects related to the impacts of climate change on the biodiversity of the Park.
In parallel, since 2018, I have co-managed a Twitter account (@EcoFaqs) intended for dissemination and environmental reporting.

 

 

Be the change you want to see in the world.

Department:
Consulting in sustainable architecture and energy simulation

Graduated in Higher Architecture (ETSALS - URL) and Master of Sustainable Intervention in the Built Environment (MISMeC) (ETSAV - UPC)

 

My work at ERF

Since January 2022, my work in ERF is based on sustainable building consultancy, reporting, building energy certifications and planning strategies for the improvement of comfort and energy performance.
I develop energy simulations (DesignBuilder, HULC and CE3X). I have also worked in studies at neighborhood scale, such as the project of sustainability indicators of the Superïlles de Barcelona or the project of environmental criteria and guidelines for the urbanization of the sector H11 Bellissens Oest in Reus.
Since November 2023, I am an official BREEAM New Construction Advisor. BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology) is the prestigious method of assessment and certification of sustainability in building, created in the United Kingdom in 1990 by the BRE Group.

 

My experience

I have previous experience working intensively since 2010 in numerous architecture studios in Barcelona, São Paulo and Valinhos (Brazil).
In parallel, I have carried out academic collaborations with the School of Architecture of La Salle (ETSALS – URL), Vallès School of Architecture (ETSAV) and the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning at the Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas (FAU – PUCC).
I have collaborated in the Urban Planning Department (Urban Habitat) of Barcelona City Hall as well as in the Architectural Heritage restoration and renovation section, Department of Culture, Government of Catalonia.
I have also had the opportunity to work in architecture studios such as NÍTIDOS, Sergi Serra & Marta Adroer, Estudio NAO, GCA, PMMT, F451 Arquitectura, Xavier Güell Guix, Way Architecture Yell & Partners, Mel & Arquitetos, and Luciani & Associados.
My work as an architect has always revolved around the bioclimatic and sustainability criteria that guided pre-industrial societies with the objective and conviction that this task will contribute to an improvement in our metabolism on a local and global scale.

 

 

''God is in the details''.
Mies van der Rohe

Department:
Consulting in sustainable architecture and energy simulation

Architect and Building Engineer

 

My work at ERF

Since April 2023, I have been a sustainable building consultant, dealing with LEED certifications. The first project I have started working on is the renovation of the old Fish Market in Barcelona, a project that consists of the creation of a new complex with three buildings dedicated to research and innovation for planetary well-being. Meanwhile, I am in the process of obtaining the LEED GA (Green Associate) and LEED AP BD+C qualifications (Accredited Professional in Building Design + Construction).

 

My experience

I graduated in Architecture/Building Engineering from the University of Trento (Italy), also doing part of my studies in Austria and Germany. I have experience in consulting and energy certifications, and have worked on both new building projects and existing building renovations.
I began my experience in Barcelona collaborating with the BH Arquitectura studio on GrowSmarter – European Project for the development of solutions for the Smart Cities of the future, within the Horizon 2020 framework.
Since 2020, I have worked as an energy efficiency and sustainability consultant in the residential and tertiary sectors in PGI Engineering & Consulting, where I have learned about, among other things, software such as Design Builder, HULC and CE3x.

 

 

"Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant an apple tree today".
Martin Luther King

Department:
Consulting in sustainable architecture

Architect (UIA) and Master in Sustainable Intervention in the Built Environment (UPC-ETSAV)

 

My work at ERF

From my position as a sustainable building consultant, I participate in building certification projects, mainly LEED. We are currently developing three important projects within the city of Barcelona. The renovation of the old Mercat del Peix, the extension of the new Hall Zero Pavilion at the Gran Vía fairgrounds, and the new AGBAR headquarters.

 

My experience as an urban architect specialized in sustainability, gives me the flexibility and adaptability to participate in different types of projects, providing a holistic view of the issues raised.

 

My experience

I graduated in Architecture and Urbanism at the Universidad Iberoamericana (UIA) in Mexico City. Subsequently, I developed a good part of my experience as an architect designer in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, at Studio Arquitectos. With the idea of continuing with my goals towards a sustainable architecture, I decided to come to Barcelona to pursue my master studies specialized in rehabilitation of cities and sustainable buildings.

 

My work experience in Barcelona began with the collaboration as a research assistant on issues related to the reactivation of public space, and later I participated in the winning project of the urban planning of Biopol Gran Via in the office of Jornet Llop Pastor Arquitectes. Then, between 2022-2024, I collaborated in the consulting firm specialized in circular economy Eco Intelligent Growth, consolidating a cyclical vision of buildings and their materials, participating in a wide diversity of projects, reinforcing knowledge on Life Cycle Analysis, calculation of sustainability indicators and development of circularity strategies in buildings.

 

Evolution is no longer considered a competitive struggle for existence, but a cooperative dance in which creativity and the constant emergence of the new are the driving forces.
Fritjof Capra

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