To support the professional execution of nearly zero-energy buildings new pilot “Train the Trainer” courses were implemented in Austria, Hungary, the Netherlands and Slovakia for flat roofer, ventilation installer and building inspection.
Train the Trainer workshops were held in the project partner countries Slovakia in order to test the training schemes developed within the NEWCOM in summer 2019. The training schemes were prepared for the flat roofers, ventilation installers and building inspection. 146 trainers from different background took part in these sessions.
The nearly zero-energy building standard will very shortly become mandatory for new buildings. The challenge for achieving the European and national climate and energy goals is how to avoid construction errors which can cause higher energy consumption in buildings. To ensure an optimal workmanship, an air-tight building envelope as well as professionally installed heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems are necessary.
The NEWCOM project (funded by the Horizon 2020 programme of the European Commission grant agreement No 754148) strengthens the professional execution of nearly zero-energy buildings by developing new training modules for building professionals. To establish the training modules, a knowledge hub was created in the form of a Moodle platform (see www.newcomtraining.eu).
With the aim of a Europe-wide comparability of acquired skills, a competence database is currently being developed. By means of this database a foundation for the mutual recognition of skills of professionals with respect to the construction of nearly zero-energy buildings throughout Europe will be provided.
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