HYBUILD is a group of 21 partners from 9 countries. Every month, a new HYBUILD partner is introduced in our Blog section. Today, COMSA CORPORACIÓN, the project coordinator.
COMSA in a nutshell
COMSA CORPORACIÓN is the first largest unlisted Spanish group in the infrastructures and engineering sector. With more than a century of experience behind it, it mainly operates in the fields of Infrastructures and Engineering; Services and Technology; and Concessions and Renewable Energy. The company is currently present in more than 20 countries, has a turnover of more than €1,000 million and over 7.600 employees.COMSA CORPORACIÓN is focused on the Smart Cities with a special focus in R&D projects on BIPV, Building and District level energy management systems and advanced HVAC solutions. All these projects are devoted to increase the energy efficiency performance and a better integration of renewable energies. COMSA Industrial is the engineering company within the group. It has a long track on renewable energy systems, including BIPV installations, and an extensive background of construction and operation of sustainable buildings. Some of these projects involve some major and emblematic local projects, such as the offices of the Agbar Tower or the Blood and Human Tissue Bank in Barcelona.
COMSA role in HYBUILD
COMSA CORPORACIÓN is the HYBUILD Project Coordinator. It will ensure an efficient management of the project throughout its development from an administrative and financial point of view. It will define the set of working procedures, processes and best practices guidelines to ensure the quality standards of the project outcome. COMSA will contribute funnelling the work of all the partners of the consortium towards achieving the expected outcomes of the project on time, and will make sure that the consortium complies with the requirements of the EC and its Horizon 2020 funding programme.
Meet our staff
COMSA CORPORACIÓN staff involved directly in HYBUILD project are Sergio Valentino Costa (Project Coordinator), Josep María Galan, and Gisela Soley:
Mr. Sergio Costa works as a Project Manager in the Energy R&D division of the company. He holds a MSc in Energy Engineering from UPC (Spain) and MSc in Sustianable Energy Technology from TU/e (Netherlands). He has over 5 years experience working on energy and climate related projects in buildings, including three projects related to demand response and flexibility services. He has supported tasks including real-time integration of building data (hardware and software), data analytics and project coordination.
Mr. Josep María Galan has been part of COMSA Industrial since 2006 and has been, since then, the responsible for the mechanical installations engineering department before coming the head of the mechanical installations division. He has actively participated in the engineering of HVAC systems in numerous relevant buildings (Reus, Barcelona 112 building, etc.) including the integration of Renewable Energy technologies (PV, geothermal, etc.). In addition, Josep Maria has experience working in R&D projects. (e.g GEOED and GEOTECH).