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Ivan Capdevila

Chief Executive Officer

Industrial engineer and Environmental Consultant

My work at ERF

I was made CEO at ERF in 2011, after being Chief Technical Officer (2000-2011), combining it with management and new business development activities. This has enabled me to reinvent many of our products and services, making them more efficient and effective for our clients. By way of example, we created the Immediate Energy Saving System (SEEI) for buildings and public facilities; we have become experts in “key-in-hand” installations of consumption monitoring systems; and we have carried out detailed, balanced energy audits.

My experience

Having acquired cross-cutting training (in engineering, the environment and the liberal arts) before joining ERF, I was engaged, over the 1995-2000 period, to develop and implement a Strategic Environmental Plan at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC). I have written the following books: Eficiencia energética en la rehabilitación de edificios (“Energy Efficiency in the Rehabilitation of Buildings”, co-author, 2012); L'energia en l'horitzó del 2030 (“Energy Towards 2030”, co-author, 2005); Gobernabilidad democrática global (“Global Democratic Governance”, co-author, 2007); and L’ambientalització de la universitat (“Greening the University”, 1999). I have directed the edition of the books Criteris ambientals en el disseny, la construcció i la utilització d’edificis (“Environmental Criteria in the Design, Construction and Use of Buildings”, 1999) and Medi ambient i tecnologia. Guia ambiental de la UPC (Environment and Technology. Environmental Guide to the UPC, 1998).

I have also published several technical articles in specialised magazines (Journal of Cleaner Production, Debats Tecnològics, etc.), as well as popular science articles in newspapers and general media (Avui, Ara, La Vanguardia, etc.).

"The best energy is energy that is not consumed”

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall”. Nelson Mandela