YEAR: 2008 – 2010
PARTNERS: Syntra West, VRI, PETROC, AIT-Austrian Institue of Technology, Centre des Formations Industrielles, Solarenergie Zentrum, Stichting Kenniscentrum PRO WORK.
MOTIVATION: Saving energy in industrial and residential buildings has become a major need and challenge in our current European society, due to the necessity to reduce the CO2 emissions and the expensiveness of energy. The EU wants to reduce the overall energy consumption with 2% per year. The energy consumption per household should also be reduced with 30% in 2020. This “Passive Building” will become our standard for the future. There is no doubt about the fact that by using energy more efficiently and by saving energy, the same or even a higher level of comfort can be reached in our buildings with a much lower consumption of energy but only with the right combination of all individual measures the best savings effect possible can be achieved. With the increase of Passive Building, the demand for new and highly skilled workers in that area who can apply the techniques of sustainable/renewable energy will also highly increase. It is therefore necessary to ensure that employers, skilled workers, trainers/teachers and students have good access to up-to-date lesson-, training and teaching materials, methods and approaches, focusing both on theory and practice. It is important too that these materials, methods and approaches are transparent and applicable throughout the EU.
PURPOSE: With this project, the aim is to exchange knowledge between the vocational education and professional related organizations on sustainable / renewable energy in the 'Passive Building' knowledge, particularly with regard to photovoltaic panels and solar water heaters, heat pumps, energy saving, low temperature heating and ventilation. It is also important that these materials, methods and approaches are transparent and valid throughout the EU. The project result will be that staff, students and the unemployed can improve their skills on sustainable / renewable energy and that they are more successful and competitive in the labor market.
Improving skills of staff, students and unemployed on sustainable and renewable energy;
More competition for jobs in the energy sector.