Buildings, from large consumers to power generators

The New European Bauhaus proposes a sustainable, aesthetic and inclusive future in which everyone has a place. Within the framework of the festival INCASÒL, as a member of the New European Bauhaus and partner of the European project Syn.ikia, proposes to discuss and evaluate the needs, capacities and barriers to achieve energy efficiency in buildings. We want to deepen, both in the technical field and in the regulatory/legislative field, taking into account the reduction of consumption, the production of renewables and the ability to share and distribute energy.

Based on the experience with the European Syn.ikia project, in the development of positive energy social housing neighborhoods and buildings and the Mediterranean case study of a INCASOL with a building in Santa Coloma de Gramenet, we propose to analyze the production of positive energy. It will also be discussed the role of the Government and the Administration in the assumption and compensation of the costs on energy-contributing buildings always from the points of view of those responsible and those affected.

The event will be carried out through 3 discussion tables (Regulatory, Technical and Social) focused and aimed at obtaining possible solutions. It is essential that key responsible agencies hold open meetings and discussions to focus efforts and work together to find real solutions for the well-being of our future.



The current status of applicable regulations on energy issues will be discussed.  We will assess the legal needs in order to be able to meet with guarantees the requirements  of 2030 and whether or not they are possible. How we are doing it and how we can do it.



The debate focuses on the needs and responsibilities of all actors involved in the energy process and the energy transition. We will evaluate all the elements from the regulative/legal aspects that allows us to act, the present and future technical reality, energy management as a backbone element and the energy market in the short/medium term.



Energy poverty is the great shame of a 21st century society. In a society that wastes resources, the existence of cases of poverty of any kind was unthinkable. The purpose of the table is to raise the current reality in our care and people in terms of energy poverty. The current panorama will be presented, the sizes to alleviate the effects of the energy gap not only with economic criteria, but also with the technical and accompanying vision for people.


Round table: Buildings, From Large Consumers to Energy Generators
Day: 9th of June
Start: 11:00h
Duration: 3 hours
Where: Sala Cotxeres, Palau Robert, Barcelona
Format: On site + streaming
Moderator: Mr. Fernando Aranda, INCASÒL

11:00 – 11:10

Introduction: Mr. Albert Civit, INCASOL Manager

11:10 – 11:15
Presentation by Syn.ikia and Moderator:
Mr. Fernando Aranda, INCASOL

11:15 – 11:20 – Introduction
Mrs. Sorcha Edwards, Secretary General Housing Europe

11:20 – 11:50 Regulatory Table
– Mrs. Helena Badger, Holaluz Legal Counsel
– Mr. Joan Herrera, Director of Environmental Action and Energy, Municipality of Prat de Llobregat. Former Director of IDAE
– Mrs. Marta Morera, Director of ICAEN

11:50 – 12:20
Technical Table
– Mr. Luis Mari Sanchez, APROBASGE
– Mr. Jaume Salom, IREC – Head of the Thermal Energy and Building Performance Group of the Energy Research Institute of Catalonia – Confirmed
– Mr. Manel Torrent, Technical Director of the Barcelona Local Energy Agency Consortium
– Mrs. Laura García, Energy Committee of the Association of Industrial Engineers of Catalonia

12:20 – 12:50 Social table
– Mr. Xavier Mauri, Director General Habitat Foundation3
– Mrs. Isabel Buesa, General Director of Endesa in Catalonia
– Mr. Ricard Fernández Ontiveros, Municipal Manager. Municipality of Prat de Llobregat

12:50 – 13:05 – Q&A

13:05 – 13:10 – Closing of the event:
Mrs. Mercè Conesa, Director of INCASOL

13:10 Cocktail

13:30 End of the day

You will be able to follow the live stream of the event here.

The official event page is available here.

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