education and training

The Construction and Operational phases of a building are crucial in realising the regenerative sustainability vision, intent, concept and design. Construction can be regenerative, with those involved in the construction phase (contractors, subcontractors, specialists, manufacturers…) giving back more than they take from nature, the environment, the people who work for them and the communities they are working in. A regenerative operational phase is crucial, ensuring that facilities can truly give more than they take.
Post date: 26 Nov 2018
Type: News

The STARDUST partners from Trento participated at the local Museum of Science for the 2018 European Researchers’ Night by demonstrating the science behind smart cities  
Post date: 12 Nov 2018
Type: News

Reductions in building energy consumption and improvement of the indoor environmental quality are two of the most important challenges that the building industry is currently facing.  In this context, adaptive building envelopes can provide new solutions thanks to their capability of changing and adapting their behaviour according to surroundings by means of materials, components and systems.  
Post date: 12 Nov 2018
Type: News

Unfortunately, it is true - not all renovation works are of the quality we hope and pray for, and there’s a good reason for that – in general, professionals rarely have the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to deliver a quality renovation project: one that not only saves energy, but increases your comfort, ensures good air quality, benefits your health and productivity, and in the end - makes you happy and satisfied, being confident your money’s well spent.  
Post date: 26 Oct 2018
Type: News

The new training programmes on deep energy retrofit developed by the Horizon 2020 project Fit-to-NZEB are uploaded and ready for use by any interested training institution.   This is the major outcome of the first year of the promising EU-financed project demonstration ambition to change the landscape in the vocational training and educational system as related to energy efficiency in the building sector in 7 focus countries – Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Greece, Ireland, Italy and Romania, and even beyond.
Post date: 25 Oct 2018
Type: News

Project concept CraftEdu develops innovative qualification and training schemes for craftsmen and on-site workers in the field of energy efficiency and use of renewable energy sources in buildings. It creates learning materials and paves the way for sustainable offering of educational courses on nearly zero-energy buildings (nZEB), targeting the establishing of a solid based for the practical implementation of the upcoming ambitious new building standards.  
Post date: 24 Oct 2018
Type: Publication

Nearly 900 construction specialists have been trained by the Bulgarian Building Knowledge Hub (BKH), situated in the University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy (UACEG) in Sofia. The courses are conducted along more than 20 innovative training programs, addressing topical issues from the Bulgarian and European construction practice.  
Post date: 24 Oct 2018
Type: Event

The PROSPECT learning programme enables peer-to-peer learning in regional and local authorities in order to finance and implement their sustainable energy and climate action plans. The programme builds upon successful financing schemes implemented in cities and regions in the European Union. PROSPECT is open to all local authorities: cities, regions and their energy and climate agencies or municipal companies, from EU-28 countries + Iceland, Norway, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, FYRoM, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey, Moldova, Switzerland, Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia. +info
Post date: 5 Oct 2018
Type: News

GOT ENERGY TALENT (GET) is a fellowship programme co-funded by the EU as part of the H2020-MSCA-COFUND programme (Grant Agreement number 754382). GET is run by the University of Alcalá (UAH) as beneficiary of the action in collaboration with the University Rey Juan Carlos (URJC). Both universities co-fund the action in equal parts.
Post date: 24 Aug 2018
Type: Link

Have you ever observed a sustainability challenge at school—a lack of recycling, or school buses idling—and felt unsure of how you could help address it? Whether you are a student, parent or teacher, you know things could be done better. You might wonder, Who should I talk to about the problem? What potential impact is it having on me and others at the school? What are some greener solutions?
Post date: 6 Aug 2018
Type: Link