In contributing to the achievement of ambitious objectives of the energy and climate package, the building sector has a major role to play. Shaping energy policy should always entail measures to improve energy efficiency of buildings as the building sector covers over a third of the EU energy demand. In Poland, the building sector is responsible for 42% of the total energy consumption and up to 30% of this energy is consumed by the residential sector. Therefore, this sector should be more touched by activities towards energy efficiency improvement and RES sources deployment. Poland had approximately 13.8 million housing units in 2005 and this amount is constantly increasing coming in 2009 to the total number of 14.3 million units. Although there are measures to improve energy efficiency in Poland in the residential sector, its energy consumption is excessive, reaching 2-3 times higher levels than in Western countries with a similar climate. This project will support meeting these targets through setting up the framework for the national training and qualification scheme for workers in the construction sector in the field of efficiency energy and RES technologies in buildings.
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