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Societat Orgànica is aprofessional cooperative that works in the field of sustainable building. With a team composed of experts from 5 countries, since  2004 we are providing services in the fields of technical consulting, training & education, communication, R&D, and green building.
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Albert Sagrera

Architect (1998), he collaborated with Institut de Tecnologia de la Construcció de Catalunya (ITeC) in the Investigació en el Medi Ambient i Construcció Area develops his professional activity in Societat Orgànica (since 2004), as a specialist in the field of enclosures of materials and water cycles and/or performing tasks of LCA, water balances, etc.

Albert Sagrera - Founding Partner
Materials, residue and water specialist

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Fabián López

Doctor Architect, UPC (2006), Master in Edification, UPC (1995), Architect, Universidad de Los Andes (1991), Architecture Degree, La Salle-URL (2017). Teacher in Architecture department of Universidad de Los Andes (1996-1998). Partner and founder of Societat Orgànica (Since 2004), specialized in energy area. Teacher in courses related with architecture, sustainability at Escola Sert, UOC and CAATEEB, among others.

Fabian López- Founding Partner
Energy area specialist.

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Luca Volpi

Architect, Technical University of Darmstadt (2006), specializing in energy efficient buildings and sustainable materials. He is formed in Rehabilitation and Solar Construction in Kempten (Center of Energy and Environment, EZA). He developed his professional activity in Germany, realizing projects of energy rehabilitation, conversion of industrial parks and energy certifications. He is a reader in conferences, masters, postgraduate in several languages.

Luca Volpi - Partner
Energy area specialist

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Paula Serra

Architect (2001), professional experience in public administration and private in Portugal. Specialization in Sustainability and Passive Design, UPC (2007). Specialization in Installations and Energy Efficiency, UPC (2008). Member of Societat Orgànica team (2010-nowadays). develops, among others, advisory, simulation, certification and training in energy area.

Paula Serra - Partner
Energy area specialist

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Gerardo Wadel

Architect (UNLP, 1989), specialist (UBA, 1994) and PhD (UPC, 2009). He teachs and researchs at the universities of La Salle - Ramon Llull (ES) and Tecnologica Nacional (AR). He has been Education Manager and he is an Evaluator of the VERDE certification of Green Building Council Spain. His work field is life cycle analysis and also materials and construction technologies.

Gerardo Wadel - Founding Partner
ACV, materials and technologies specialist

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Matías Orrego

Architect, University of Valparaíso (2005), Official Master's degree in facilities and Energy Efficiency, UPC (2010) Postgraduate in Sustainability and Architecture, Escola Sert (2013). Collaborates in the coordination of architectural projects in the educational area of tertiary buildings and participates in architectural projects of urban rehabilitation of housing. Since 2014, he focuses his professional activity in Societat Orgànica, in energy area, developing tasks of simulation, certification and energy balance.

Matías Orrego
Architect

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Paula Castaño

Building engineer (1997), collaborates in projects and work control in private sector and as a technician of Departament de Manteniment of Barcelona city council (2005-2008), writing and coordinating projects and public work monitoring. Since 2008, develops her professional activity in Societat Orgànica, collaborating in certification, simulation and calculation of materials environmental impact.

Paula Castaño
Building Engineer

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Laura Reus

Architect, Universitat d’Alacant-UPC (2014). Master in Sustainability, passive design and simulation software, UPC (2015). Specialization in bioconstruction projects management (2016). She collaborates making housing and construction in Alacant offices and energetic simulations for Ecoactiva. Nowadays, she collaborates with Societat Orgànica in energy simulations/certifications in the life cycle of materials and water.

Laura Reus
Architect

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Lluís Torrent

Degree in Environmental Sciences (2003), Master in Environmental Intervention and Master in International Relations. He has more than 14 years of experience as an environmental and climate change consultant for both the public and private sector, with projects implemented in 13 countries. Since 2017, member of Societat Orgànica's team; he undertakes general management tasks, business development and communication

Lluís Torrent
Environmentalist

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Aurora Moyano

Architect, ETSAB (2001) and Postgraduate in Building Energy Management and Sustainability and Architecture, Escola Sert (2014-2015). He began his professional activity collaborating in architecture and engineering offices, where he specializes in the field of building installations and energy efficiency. Since 2016, she takes part of the Societat Orgànica team, performing tasks in the field of energy.

Aurora Moyano
Architect

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Eva Panyella

Building engineer, UPC (2000). Master's degree in energy certification and assessment of the environmental quality of buildings by the CAATEEB, 2014. Accredited evaluator of the environmental assessment tool for buildings ``VERDE`` by GBCe. From 2015, he focuses his professional activity on Societat Orgànica in energy simulation of buildings area.

Eva Panyella
Building Engineer

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Lourdes Juncos

Lourdes Juncos
Architect

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Strategies for a Sustainable and Viable Construction

The technical system of the dominant production model
is based on the constant consumption of material, causing a rapid decline of the natural capital available and returning it in form of waste and emissions to the deteriorating natural systems.
The social commitment to sustainability demands an organic use of resources, recycling them completely through the biosphere or through the technical system, i.e. closing the loop on materials.
The demand for sustainable building
requires new practices in the building sector, that have to be technically and economically viable. The methodology for achieving environmental quality includes:

  • an intial phase of current situation analysis;
  • the definition of environmental objectives; and
  • the developement of specific actions.

We define the best viable actions in order to modify an existent reality and develop new projects in a sustainable direction.
Our focus derives from methodologies developed in the environmental analysis field and in the definition of Agenda 21’s goals, as well as from positive traditional architecture methodologies.
Our vast experience allows us to work on buildings and their habitability, with the necessary approach to other fields of knowledge (biology, geology, engineering, urban planning, etc..), fully tailoring each project we work in.
At SO we propose a paradigm shif
our work approach is based in embracing sustainability paradigm in the building sector, closing the loop on material flows as a necessary condition to achieve sustainability
At Societat Orgànica we work to strive in the field of sustainable building, in areas like research, technical consulting, traninig and capacity building and communication. We develop in-house tailored tools and generate information datasets on material flows that allow us to reflect and move forward towards sustainability in construction
Commited to Sustainability and Green Building
In 1998 Societat Orgànica members started their professional activity in the field of sustainable construction.
In 2004, we joined forces to create Societat Orgànica, an organization born to become an independent reference in the rigor and commitment to sustainability in building.
At Societat Orgànica we provide our own methodology in consulting, training, communication, R&D and environmentalization projects, with an approach based on circular economy and life cycle analysis.
Our participation in several research institutions allows us to develop in-house work tools and the availability of an important benchmark of data on material flows, as well as a deep global reflection on the environmental improvement of the sector.