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ACCIONA Construction takes part in the PTEC Forum on decarbonising cities

06/07/2017

The company gave a talk about nature-based solutions (NBS) and the potential that these have in an urban environment. 

ACCIONA Construction took part in the 13th edition of Spanish Construction Technology Platform (PTEC) forum, which on this occasion focused on innovation in the urban environment and the role of the construction sector in decarbonising cities.

This was the setting in which Gonzalo Pinto, of ACCIONA Construction’s Technology Centre, gave a talk on 31 May entitled “Nature-based solutions. From concept to renaturing cities”, in which he spoke about the significance of the “nature-based solutions” concept and their potential in the layout of urban environments. 

In addition to examining some of the currently available technologies, he also presented various success stories from cities such as Barcelona, Bogota and Valencia.

The decarbonisation of cities was the central theme of this latest edition of the PTEC Forum on innovation in the urban environment, which placed special emphasis on environmental issues including rehabilitation, regeneration, urban renewal and renaturing cities, among others.

An exhibition of posters of different R&D+i projects carried out under the PTEC framework was held at the same time as the discussions and talks. At the end of the day there was a visit to the Torrelago district in Laguna de Duero, eight kilometres from Valladolid.

Various actions have been implemented in this district under the European CITyFIED project (Replicable and Innovative Future Efficient Districts and Cities), led by the CARTIF Foundation, which includes ACCIONA. 

For example, the envelopes of the 31 residential blocks of Torrelago have been upgraded, primarily to improve energy efficiency in the district, as well as installing a new biomass heating network and consumption monitoring systems, among other actions.

The Spanish Construction Technology Platform (PTEC) works in the field of R&D+i in the construction sector, promoting collaboration between public administrations, the private sector and the academic world.

 

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