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For the last twenty years, ERF has been an active player in the transformation of Barcelona and its metropolitan area. The company has taken part in countless projects in the fields of territorial and urban planning, energy planning and policy drafting, energy optimisation of facilities and services, and environmental and climate studies of mobility and industry. ERF also plays an active role in promoting, disseminating and socialising Barcelona's transition towards sustainability.

The services that ERF has carried for the city include the following:

As an energy efficiency engineering company

  • Energy and Climate Change Plan
  • The “Meter”: energy and emissions report on the city
  • Support for Barcelona’s candidature as European Green Capital
  • Strategic energy efficiency and building rehabilitation projects
  • Sustainable construction: Fòrum building, LEED buildings in Plaça Europa, CEIP Encants school, Esplai Centre, corporate headquarters of Desigual ...
  • Support for energy efficiency management at administrative, sports and cultural facilities including CCCB, MACBA, Born-Centre of Culture and Memory, etc.

As an environmental, territorial and urban consultancy

  • Environmental Atlas of Barcelona Metropolitan Area
  • Conceptualisation of urban green
  • Environmental and territorial redesign of Barcelona Airport
  • Passeig dels Cims (“Promenade of the Peaks”) and the proposed programme for uses of the coastal side of Montjuïc
  • Programme of uses for Ca l'Arnús Park in Badalona
  • Preliminary projects for the botanic gardens and the zoo
  • Proposed uses for the “Three Chimneys” building in the Besós Delta
  • Efficient energy management and green concepts in the River Besós area
  • Environmental assessment of Barcelona Metropolitan Transport Authority’s mobility and infrastructure plans
  • New industrial culture for the Zona Franca Consortium
  • Calculation of industrial externalities in the Llobregat Delta

As a sustainable and climate strategies cabinet

  • Climate change adaptation plan for the Barcelona Metropolitan Area
  • Climate change adaptation plan for El Prat de Llobregat
  • Local Agenda 21 for El Prat de Llobregat
  • Sustainability criteria for urban planning
  • Exhibition: "Inhabiting the World"
  • Exhibition: “Barcelona Sensations”
  • Exhibition: “Barcelona Has a Castle!"

Ramon Folch is former vice-president of Barcelona City Council’s Urban Habitat Advisory Board.