Partner profile

Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving (CRES)

The Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving (CRES) was funded in 1987and is responsible for promoting renewable energy sources, energy efficiency and conservation. It is a public body, governed by the Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change, but with financial and administrative independence. 

  • relocated to new premises owned by CRES in 1992, facilities include office buildings, outdoor test sites, a wind energy park and specialised laboratories for biomass, photovoltaics, passive solar systems, building materials, fuel cells and wind energy.
  • CRES employs over 150 staff, with more than a 100 highly qualified engineers and scientists (many holding a PhD)
  • CRES funding bodies include the European Union, national government (mainly Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change) and private sector

 Energy expertise in buildings:

  • Energy Efficiency Design and Auditing:
  • Energy Conservation in Buildings and Building Services
  • Integration of RES in Buildings and new developments
  • Energy Management and Monitoring Systems
  • Energy Audits
  • Bioclimatic and Energy Efficiency Design
  • Microclimate Design for new developments


  • Demonstration Projects
  • Projects of National Financing
  • Private projects

 Market Support:

  • Technical
  • Legislative
  • Support to Local Authorities in energy saving initiatives and development of SEAPs
  • Support to industry & SMEs (Building Materials)
  • Training courses