The Portuguese Environment Agency (APA) is a public institute, within the scope of the Portuguese Ministry of the Environment.
APA’s mission is to propose, develop and monitor, on an integrated and participated manner, the public policies for the environment and sustainable development, in close cooperation with other sectoral policies and public and private entities.
The Portuguese Water and Waste Services Regulation Authority (ERSAR), has as primary duty, the protecting of customer’s rights and monitoring and controlling the drinking water quality for all the operators in Portugal, including the water distribution and drainage systems in buildings.
ANQIP, is a Portuguese technical-scientific association, non-profit, whose overall objectives is to promote and guarantee the quality and efficiency in building services, with particular emphasis in the building water cycle and sustainability issues.
CNC, the Spanish National Construction Confederation, is the building sector organization, aggregating the majority of companies in this sector in Spain. It was founded in 1977 under the law-decree for the regulation of union associations, and has the objective of representing the sector towards the public management bodies.
CCOO, the Spanish Federation of Construction and Services, is a constituting part of the Union Confederation for Building, and aims to promote all the initiatives that point towards the driving the unity of action of all the Unions that represent the building and construction sector.
FICA-UGT, the Spanish Federation of Industry, Construction and Agro, it is the representing federation for the construction and construction materials sector, the agricultural, FMCG, amongst others, representing their workers, putting an effort on workers’ rights, training and promoting integration and participation in development actions.
OBYE was founded in 1962 by active and insightful plumbers in order to set some rules in the profession and to have secure installations. OBYE is the secondary trade union body of the plumbers of the country (being also a member of GSEVEE), defending the interests of plumbers throughout the country, while it takes a stand on the issues that afflict society.
The Small Enterprises’ Institute of the Hellenic Confederation of Professionals, Craftsmen and Merchants (IME GSEVEE) is a non-profit organisation that carries out studies and surveys, concerning the micro, small and medium-sized enterprises of the Greek economy.
NILHR is a public body operating under the supervision of the Greek Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Welfare, with mission to support the Ministry with regard to the policies and actions designed and implemented for the human resources in the country.
The operation of OAED is based on the following three pillars: promotion to employment; unemployment insurance and social protection of maternity and family; vocational education and training. OAED is the public authority and central structure managing:
The Department of Industrial Engineering was launched on January 1, 2013 and was born mainly from the confluence of professors and researchers belonging to the extinct departments of: Energetics, Applied Thermofluid Dynamics and Environmental Conditioning (DETEC), Aerospace Engineering (DIAS), Economic Engineering – Management (DIEG), Naval Engineering (DIN), Mechanical and Energy Engineering (DiME).
The Department’s mission is to promote the progress of Culture and Science for the country’s civil and economic development.
The Department was born on July 1, 2010 and continues the cultural tradition of the Department of Architecture and Urbanism for Engineering and the Department of Hydraulics, Transport and Roads, of which it is the merger. The Department develops research activities in the area of environmental analysis, such as: treatment and recovery processes for liquid and solid effluents, water purification, diffusion of pollutants and remediation of soil and dredging sediments.
ASSISTAL is the business association of manufacturers of energy efficiency service facilities, founded in 1946 and a member of Confindustria, which represents companies specialized in the design, supply, installation, management and maintenance of technological systems, supply of Energy Efficiency Services (ESCo) and Facilities Management.
In addition, the association promotes professional collaboration, information exchange and cultural development among its members, as well as collaboration between companies in the sector, namely through support for the establishment of consortia and business networks, and supports and promotes training and technological update activities and projects in order to increase the qualification of associated companies.