The International Centre for Energetic Efficiency and Sustainability, ENERGYLAB, was constituted in Vigo with the presence of all its partners.
The vice-presidency and the secretariat will be respectively held by the vice-president and managing director of UNION FENOSA, Honorato López Isla and by the managing director of I+D+I of the Galician Government, Salustiano Mato.
The International Centre for Energetic Efficiency and Sustainability, Energylab, was constituted in Vigo after all the members that form the Patronage signed its constitution.
In this meeting the Patronage confirmed as president of Energylab the rector of the University of Vigo, Alberto Gago and named vice-president the vice-president and managing director of UNION FENOSA, Honorato López Isla and secretary of the same the managing director of I+D+I of the Galician Government, Salustiano Mato. Likewise, it confirmed Elena González Sánchez as managing director of Energylab.
Among the founders of Energylab there are companies like Inditex, Indra, Finsa, Philips, GOC, UNION FENOSA, Schneider Electric, the Galician Foundation for the Society of Knowledge (FSC = Spanish initials), the Counsel for Innovation and Industry and the three Galician universities.
UNION FENOSA, together with other companies, universities and the Counsel for Innovation and Industry, impelled the creation in Vigo of Energylab, as the first international technological centre for energetic efficiency and sustainability with the goal of becoming a national and international reference point with the capacity of orientating, coordinating and leading innovative projects with outstanding impact on society, economy and environment.
Its main goal is that of promoting the use of efficient technologies, with lesser environmental impact, at competitive prices and with an equivalent or higher level of quality and comfort for the consumer.
Just as can be proven by the yearly indexes that measure energetic efficiency in Spain, in both the domestic scope as in small and medium size companies, there is still an important potential for savings and consumption that could be reduced by only changing some consumer habits and basic equipment.
The opportunity of this centre is sustained on uniting the demands energetic necessities with the existence of technologically competitive companies for implanting energy systems and installations, as well as universities that have a material and human resources for studying.
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