Training organisation(s)

Spanish Technical Association of HVAC and Refrigeration | ATECYR | Spain

ATECYR was founded in 1974 with the aim of combining efforts of practitioners to achieve better development and implementation air conditioning, heating and cooling technologies in Spain. ATECYR now comprises 13 provincial associations, 1.500 members and 100 Patron Members. ATECYR’S main goals are the creation, collection and dissemination of scientific and technical information, related to the technologies of Heating, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Ventilation, Energy and Environment. ATECYR performs annually nearly 100 technical sessions for over 6.000 professionals and provides about 60 training courses for over 1.200 students.


Name of contact person: Ana Magdaleno
Email: info(at)
Address: Agastia 112 A
Phone nr: +34 91 767 13 55

Valencia Institute of Building | IVE | Spain

IVE is a research institute that seeks to improve the quality and sustainability in the construction process, whose main roleis to organize and coordinate seven national training programs pilots during the projectand to develop an engagement strategy of national organizations for future nationaltraining programs.

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Name of contact person: Leticia Ortega
Email: lortega(at)
Address: TresForques, 98
Phone nr: +34 961 207 531

Training experts

César Martín Gómez, PhD Architect at Universidad de Navarra

Main fields or skills

Building management systems; district heating and cooling; heating and cooling emission systems; sustainable (architectural) design; integrated design.


I have been the responsible of building services in complex buildings such as the Auditorium of Navarra, the University Clinic or the Spanish Pavilion at the Saragossa Expo. I have worked in the Architecture Department in the Spanish Renewable Energies Center (CENER), and as Building Services and Energy Coordinator in Mangado & Asociados.
Nowadays I work as researcher and professor in the School of Architecture in the Universidad de Navarra.


Leticia Ortega Madrigal, PhD Architect, Training Manager at Valencia Institute of Buillding and Associated Teacher at Polythecnic University Valencia

Main fields or skills

Insulation; window and/or glazing systems; information management; sustainable (architectural) design; sustainable building materials.


She is Training Manager at Valencia Institute of Buillding (IVE).Her research are focused energy conservation, community based research, environmental education and community based social marketing, environmental assessment. She is assessor of Certified Professional in Accelerating Transition-Climate-KIC initiative.Lecturer at Polytechnic University of Valencia in several courses and masters . She has national technical publications and peer-reviewed articles in sutainibility building field.
She is associated teacher in Polythecnic University Valencia.


Pedro Vicente, PhD Engineer and Professor at Universidad Miguel Hernández

Main fields or skills.
Building management systems; heatpumps; solar power systems for electricity generation; solar thermal systems for domestic hot water and/or heating generation; heating and cooling emission systems. 


Born in Elche, Alicante, Spain in 1971, Pedro Gines Vicente Quiles is a Mechanical Engineer since 1997 and Phd since 2002. In 1997 he joined the Polytechnic University of Cartagena as Assistant and he moved to Miguel Hernández University of Elche in 2001. He is now university professor in thermodynamics and heat Transfer.

During 17 years of teaching he has directed more than 50 diploma works and three Phd thesis. He has published more than 20 papers in high impact journals. He has written nine books on solar thermal energy, instrumentation, heat pumps, energy efficiency in facilities and renewable energy in buildings.


Laura Soto Francés, PhD Architect and Project Manager at Valencia Institute of Building

Main fields or skills

On-site renewable energy production; insulation; window and/or glazing systems; communication ; sustainable (architectural) design.


She is project manager for EU projects at International R&D&i Department at Valencia Institute of Building (IVE). Expert on environmental management, sustainable product, environmental innovation, impacts of environmental policies and voluntary certification schemes on companies and industrial sectors.
She is Board Member of Sustainable Building Alliance (
Lecturer at in several courses and masters . She has national technical publication..She has authored peer-reviewed articles in in various aspects of energy efficiency in buildings, including both nZEB and deep renovation.


Juan Travesí Cabetas, Consultant Engineer at A.C.H. S.L.P.

Main fields or skills

Heatpumps; heating and cooling emission systems; collaboration; integrated design; environmental (indoor) quality.


Academic background:
•industrial engineer graduated at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid., licence number 9.165 in Madrid;
• member of A.S.H.R.A.E. (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating & Air Conditioning Engineers) since December 1999, currently responsible of the technical and conferences committee at ASHRAE Spain Chapter;
• ATECYR member since January 2002, currently today member of the board of governors; 
• NFPA member since September 2007.

Teaching experience: teacher at the IE University since 2011.

Professional experience: since 1995 working as a design engineer at A.C.H. S.L., main engineer and principal partner of the company since 2005.


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