Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas

The National Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) is the largest public institution dedicated to research in Spain and the third largest in Europe. Related to the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities, its main objective is to develop and promote research that contributes to scientific training and technological progress, and is prepared to collaborate with Spanish and foreign entities to achieve this goal.

Its mission is to promote, coordinate, develop and promote scientific development and technological research, multidisciplinary in nature, to contribute to the advancement of economic, social and cultural knowledge and development, as well as to train staff and advise public and private entities on this issue.

It has a workforce of more than 13,000 employees, of which some 3,300 are permanent. The CSIC has 70 its own institutes distributed throughout Spain. In addition, it has 53 Joint Research Units with universities or other research. There is also a delegation in Brussels.

CSIC’s expertise covers most of human knowledge, from the most basic or fundamental aspects of science to the most complex technological developments; from human and social sciences to food science and technology, including biology, biomedicine, physics, chemistry and materials, natural resources and agricultural sciences.

This LIFE-myBUILDINGisGREEN project involves two research centers, Royal Botanical Garden and Eduardo Torroja Institute of Construction Sciences.

The mission of the Royal Botanic Garden (RJB-CSIC) is to promote the knowledge, conservation and enjoyment of plants and their natural environment. This mission is carried out through scientific research in plants and fungi, the display of living plants, the conservation of dry plants (herbarium) and the development of educational programs on the plant world for children and adults.

The role of the Eduardo Torroja Institute of Construction Sciences (IETcc-CSIC) is to carry out scientific research and technological developments in the field of construction, its materials, and the performance associated with the approaches pursued.

In the field of sustainability, studies associated with the problem of climate change, resources and the environment are addressed, as well as the energy efficiency of buildings during their implementation, use and demolition process. The circular economy, life cycle analysis, is present as cross-cutting axes of development.