The general objective of EduFootprint Project is to better manage, plan and monitor the energy consumption in public buildings in the Mediterranean area.
Specifically, EduFootprint aims to reach this aim working focused in public school buildings with an innovative Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) approach, considering not just direct energy impacts of buildings (consumption), but also indirect ones (public procurement or general human awareness and behaviour).
In an education community the complexity of the energy consumption into the school or university campus buildings is very strong.
The points are the most effective choices a consumer can take to make a difference in terms of energy consumption and energy efficiency appliances they use (lighting, equipment, etc.).
In a school building it can use energy far more efficiently than we used to.
Therefore, instead of focusing on energy conservation measures by infrastructural choices (insulation, refurbishments, etc.) and renewable energy sources plants (photovoltaic, thermal solar, biogas, etc.), this tool is aimed at promoting and raising awareness of energy efficiency and conservation in the building are developed and used.
The attached guideline is addressed to owners and managers of public buildings used for activities with educational purposes.
Such guideline describes the methodology to be used in the calculation of the Environmental Footprint in schools.