Acciona Infraestructuras S.A.
ACCIONA Infrastructure is a leading European construction company constructing and managing buildings and civil infrastructure under the sustainability principles. It has an international presence in more than 30 countries and its total turnover in 2013 was about 3,5 billion €, employing by 15.200 people. It is part of Acciona Group, whose business lines are Construction, Energy, Water, Real State, Urban-Environmental Services, Logistic and transport. Acciona business strategy is tightly linked to sustainability and in recognition of the company’s efforts and commitments in that direction, Acciona received in 2009 the Award for Corporate Sustainability of the EU Business Award.
ACCIONA 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.
ACCIONA has its own R&D Technological Centre in Madrid, composed by a multidisciplinary and international team of about 160 highly qualified researchers from a wide range of disciplines. Main research areas are Nanotechnology, New Construction Materials, Products and Systems, ICTs, Energy Efficiency and Environmental Technologies. It has laboratories of nanotechnology and advanced materials, RES and HVAC integration in buildings, ICT and Virtual Reality & Simulation, chemistry analysis as well as workshops for prototyping construction.http://www.acciona-infrastructure.com/innovation/technology-center.aspx
ACCIONA Infraestructure has a wide experience in R&D projects both national and European, even international projects beyond Europe. It is currently involved as Coordinator and as project partner in a high number of European projects in the field of Energy Efficient Buildings and enhanced Composite Systems for Civil Construction. In addition, ACCIONA is promoting the use of nanomaterials with new added value functionalities or improved performance with respect to conventional ones, taking into account cost issues to be competitive. ACCIONA has implemented at several worksites nanomaterials like nanosilica or nanophotocatalytic additives. In fact, ACCIONA has patented a nano-based photocatalytic product.
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 Advisory Group on SMEs. 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 ENCORD (European Network of construction companies for Research and Development), FIEC (European Construction Industry Federation), and it is a founding member of Building Smart Spanish Chapter (BSSC) 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.