Title Development of awareness raising and training tools for cellar eco-design
Project Number 2012-1-FR1-LEO05-34271
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
The Leonardo da Vinci ECOWINERY project has developed a set of training tools for the eco-design of cellars dedicated to consultants, project managers, architects and teachers, adapted to the German, French, Spanish and Swiss local contexts.
An awareness raising module and five specific training modules have been developed by the project partners: the French Institute for Vine and Wine (France), universities of Barcelona (Spain) and Aschaffenburg (Germany), the Engineering School of Changin (Switzerland) and Euroquality (France).
The modules cover legislative, energetic and architectural aspects, water use and treatment issues and the assessment of the environmental impact of such an approach and are available on the project website.
About 30 specific events have been organised to raise awareness of target audience and train them to the ECOWINERY training material. More than 900 profesionals and students have participated to these sessions.
The construction of a wine building or a wine cellar and the selection of equipment associated with the design of the structure require a depth reflection, in particular on economic and quality aspects and safety of users. However, beyond the functional aspect, the integration of sustainable development requires an analysis of the impact of the design and operation of buildings on the environment. Sustainable development concerns all activities sectors. The integration of this concept in the wine industry associates primarily a consideration of the management and control of energy in the design of farms and wineries.
The development of an hectoliter of wine needs to use 30 liters of water for the most efficient winery's and up to 300 liters for less concerned with consumption and recycling water. It also requires the energy equivalent of about 4-8 liters of fuel. This causes a depletion of fossil fuels, and increased production costs. In addition, the combustion of fossil substances produces greenhouse gases emissions that contribute to climate change.
The Leonardo da Vinci ECOWINERY project provided to consultants, contractors, architects, and teachers training tools for eco-design of wineries in different countries.
Eco-design of buildings must combine ecological architecture, good insulation potentially supplemented with original solutions (vegetated roofs or walls, Canadian wells) and alternative energy (solar, geothermal, biomass). This concept requires the provision of dedicated training tools.
The eco-design approach being specific and different for each local context, developing a unique general documentation would have been unrealistic as it would not permit efficient innovation transfer. As a result, ECOWINERY modules and tools are adaptable to the winery specificities, the type of environmental context elaboration and the environment itself (topography, climate, access to water, outdoor surroundings…).
All the tools are available on the e-learning platform in several languages, namely English, French, German and Spanish.
The ECOWINE project gathered five partners from four European countries (France, Germany, Spain and Switzerland), under the coordination of the French Institute for Vine and Wine. The project was organised around 5 Work Packages:
- WP1: Methodology: Definition of the general methodology of the ECOWINERY training.
- WP2: Content adaptation: Development of trainings and modules.
- WP3: Training and assessment: Organisation of training sessions in the four participating countries by the partners and assessment of the designed tools efficiency.
- WP4: Dissemination and results exploitation: communication and broadcasting of the project and its results.
- WP5: Project management: led by Euroquality, a French consultancy company specialised in collaborative projects management.
The project resulted in the development of 6 training modules and the direct training of 474 persons during "physical" session and 72 persons via the e-learning platform.
More than 500 people attended the 4 awareness raising sessions and more than 1500 have visited the dedicated website.
Audience has been reached in the 4 participating countries but also abroad, even all over the world.
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
Water Supply; Sewerage, Waste Management and Remediation Activities
material for open learning
The project has result in the provision of an awareness raising module on cellars eco-design and five e-learning training modules. These training modules cover the following topics:
• Module 1: Energy and regulatory context.
• Module 2: Architectural approach and eco-construction.
• Module 3: Building-related energy resources (geothermal, solar, heat pump, vegetated roof and walls) and heat recovery.
• Module 4: Water use optimisation in a wine cellar, especially through landscaping around the winery, such as reed beds for effluent treatment from the cellar.
• Module 5: Monitoring and evaluation of a proposed eco-designed winery project and its environmental impact.