Title ICT competence as a prerequisite for rational use of energy – transfer and adaptation of work tools and work methods – EU-OPTIMUS
Project Number LLP-LdV/TOI/2007/SE/1742
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text The project OPTIMUS was carried out 2002-2005 by Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt in Osnabrück. The aim was to evaluate a large number of available heating systems to get an overview on how heating systems ”actually” works. The result showed that there is a large potential for more rational use of energy . Only by optimization of the heating system in existing buildings between 10 to 20 % of the energy for heating can be saved. For optimization, knowledge about how the system function plays a cruical role. Those working with the heating systems must understand how components interact and the importance of correct dimensioning and adjustment. In OPTIMUS traditional tools were developed to train personnel working professionally in the heating sector. EU-OPTIMUS is going one step further. By creating a blended learning concept with both eLearning and pratical studies the technology can be used in training on-line all over Europe in VET sector (Vocational Educational Training Institutions). Users can be teachers/trainers, pupils/students, professionals in energy sector, technical personnel and officials.
The project has transferred knowledge and tools for optimization of systems to a blended learning concept including an eLearning environment and adjusted the content to partner countries prerequisites. EU-OPTIMUS has developed a training package that with small adjustments can be adopted to the needs of all EC countries. EU-OPTIMUS will supply knowledge and tools which in a cost efficient way can contribute to considerable energy savings.
EU-OPTIMUS will create prerequisites for energy saving initiatives among professionals working in heating sector.
Work was carried out by seven organizations with Installatörernas Utbildningscentrum (IUC) as coordinator for developing OPTIMUS into EU-OPTIMUS. Partners has been Innung (DE) who has transfered the German OPTIMUS to the consortium. Modern Learning (DE) was responsible for developing the on-line eLearning portal. MEGTSZ (HU), DIT (IE)and LVH/APA (IT) were responsible for transfer of EU-OPTIMUS to their respective countries and for tests of the eLearning tool. Wilo (DE) contributed with marketing competences.
Work was divided into six work packages (WP); WP1 Project Management, WP2 Content, WP3 ICT, WP4 Tests, WP5 Evaluation and WP6 Valorisation/Dissemination.
EU-OPTIMUS started 1 November 2007 and finished 31 October 2009.
Open and distance learning
Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities
Information and Communication
Electricity, Gas, Steam and Air Conditioning Supply
material for open learning
open and distance learning
Product information EU-OPTIMUS is a blended learning training course for the installation industry available in Swedish, German, English, Italian and Hungarian languages.