The Spanish demonstration site is located in Cáceres in the Autonomous Community of Extremadura. The building hosts administrative offices of the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development, Environment and Energy of the Government of Extremadura, who is the owner of the building.
It consists of two building wings joined by core restrooms and gateways. It has a basement which is used as a car park and three floors above ground level. The administrative building has a surface of approximately 8,480 m2. Its energy rating is category F.
About 300 employees work in the offices, and the opening hours are from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. No other energy sources than electrical are used. Therefore the interventions will focus on biomass boiler and storage, cogeneration units and roof mounted solar collectors.
The BRICKER methodology could not be fully applied for the building in Cáceres, due to political and administrative barriers and the withdrawal of the building owners. Results were obtained for the Spanish building on the basis of a virtual case study.