Ivan Capdevila

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


Expert team

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