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CA EPBD Workshop Recordings | Vocational skills for energy efficient buildings

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Workshop Recordings | Vocational skills for energy efficient buildings

Sympraxis Team / Marianna Papaglastra

Concerted Action Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (CA EPBD) public stakeholder workshop


24 October 2017, Bucharest, Romania


A qualified building workforce is essential to ensure the higher levels of quality required for moving towards Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings and to accelerate the rate of building renovation in Europe. It is particularly important to train construction workers, as well as middle and senior level professionals throughout the entire building value chain, in order to address the upcoming challenges. These include new materials and technologies, the integration of renewables, and collaboration using Building Information Modelling (BIM).


Since 2011, the EU-funded BUILD UP Skills initiative has been reducing the energy and sustainability skills gap in the construction sector by developing national and European qualification and training programmes.


  • How can we increase the quality of construction for energy efficiency?
  • How can we develop innovative training materials and methods to meet the need for energy efficiency skills in the buildings sector?
  • How can we facilitate the mutual recognition of qualifications across Member States?

Questions like these were addressed at the workshop, which took place in connection with the plenary meeting of the CA EPBD. The workshop heard from the European Commission, national authorities, building industry experts and EU-funded projects.




Welcome and introduction Jens LAUSTSEN, Concerted Action Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (CA EPBD)
I. The European perspective - energy efficiency skills challenges, needs and solutions
Keynote speech Eugenio QUINTIERI, European Builders Confederation (EBC)
Improving the construction sector human capital basis – policy perspectives Roman HORVÁTH European Commission, Directorate General Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW)
The BUILD UP Skills initiative and its links with the energy efficiency policy Amandine LACOURT, European Commission, Executive Agency for SME's (EASME)
II. The national perspective – How are the challenges being addressed nationally?
Improved quality of the works to support the EU's targets – the QUALICHeCK project Peter WOUTERS, International Network for Information on Ventilation and Energy Performance (INIVE)
III. Meeting the 2020 & 2030 targets for energy and climate – has Europe enough qualified building workers and professionals?
Turning national qualification roadmaps into action: the example of BUILD UP Skills Romania Horia PETRAN, National Institute for Research and Development in Construction, Urban Planning and Sustainable Spatial Development (URBAN-INCERC)
Supporting energy efficiency skills in the construction sector Peter OP 'T VELD, Huygen Installatie Adviseurs
Panel discussion moderated by Koen RADEMAEKERS, Trinomics
Panel discussion Moderated by Koen RADEMAEKERS, Trinomics
Interactive voting Moderated by Jens LAUSTSEN, CA EPBD



HOW TO VIEW: Each presentation or Q&A session in the agenda is a separate video within an integrated playlist. You may watch the whole webinar from start to end, skip videos by clicking on >|, or click on PLAYLIST and jump straight to the video you want.


The original announcement for this event can be found here.