ACCIONA Construcción has an international presence in more than 30 countries and its total turnover in 2013 was about 2.7billion€, employing by 14.000 people. It is part of ACCIONA Group, whose business lines are Construction, Energy, Water, Real State, Urban-Environmental Services, Logistic and transport. ACCIONA’s business strategy is tightly linked to sustainability and in recognition of the company’s efforts and commitments in that direction, received in 2009 the Award for Corporate Sustainability of the EU Business Award.
ACCIONA Construcción uses cutting-edge technology to develop and apply the most advanced materials, components, systems and solutions for sustainability and in particular for energy efficient concepts, design, construction, operation and recycling of buildings. It applies to new and retrofitted buildings while preserving a high indoor environment quality. It has its own R&D Technological Centre in Madrid, composed by a multidisciplinary and international team of about 150 highly qualified researchers from a wide range of disciplines. Moreover, it accounts with 14 research laboratories and 2 production workshops to build prototypes. Main research areas are Nanotechnology and Advanced materials, New Construction Materials, Products and Systems, ICTs, Energy Efficiency as well as Biotechnology and Environmental Technologies.
At European level, ACCIONA plays an active role in the ECTP being part of its Executive Committee, co-leading the FA Cities and Buildings and it is a member on ECTP’s Advisory Group on SMEs. It chairs the Energy Efficient Building Association (E2BA) based in Brussels, and it is a member of the AD HOC Advisory Group to the EC on the PPP on Energy Efficient Buildings. It is also a member of EUROACE (European Alliance of companies for energy efficiency), ECCREDI (The European Council for Construction Research, Development and Innovation), ENCORD (European Network of construction companies for Research and Development), FIEC (European Construction Industry Federation) and others ETPs construction/energy related and is actively participating in several initiatives like Smart Energy Home or Inter-ETPs group. At international level, ACCIONA has recently joined to the Executive Committee of the “Caring for Climate” platform of the UN Global Compact initiative for participants seeking to demonstrate leadership on the issue of climate change.
Responsible for BRICKER within ACCIONA:
Juan R. de las Cuevas