Title Energy Efficiency Competence Master
Project Number 2009-1-SI1-LEO05-01012
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text Fast development of new technologies and business models demand sustainable development of formal and informal competencies of employees. There is clearly present lack of relevant informations database in that field in Slovenian construction industry. The purpose of the project is to provide availability of knowledge infrastructure and raise awareness about sustainable development and energy efficiency in construction sector. It is very important to decrease gap between requirements of functional needs and available technical solutions to popularize use of low-energy solutions among vocational trained population and wider.
Summary Construction sector represents one of Europe's major contributors to energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. Building sector is rather conservative to adopt new technologies and practices. The partnership for recording, registration and definition of the formal and informal competencies focused on concepts of adaptable, recyclable, sustainable and energy efficient buildings has been identified in assisting individuals and organizations in construction sector. The partnership consists of Slovenian network of University and industry. The purpose of the project is to provide availability of knowledge infrastructure and raise awareness about sustainable development and energy efficiency in construction sector. It is very important to decrease gap between requirements of functional needs and available technical solutions to popularize use of low-energy solutions among vocational trained population and wider. Within the project competence database as transfer of innovation from Denmark will be established to ensure management and transparency of available knowledge. Database will provide necessary informations to build custom tailored learning modules to cover variety of needs and levels of 'Eco' skills in construction sector. Database will provide a platforme designed to identify and register new competencies when appearing during the course development process. Learning modules will be packet in SCORM standard which will make them flexible and reusable in various e-learning systems. Training courses will cover generic competencies from sustainable development field focused on energy management, low energy buildings, life cycle costing. The contents from UK energy efficiency courses will be transfered through BSRIA. BSRIA is a member association with over 50 years experience, supporting industry through advice, testing, instruments, research and guidance to promote energy and water efficiency, best practice in construction and effective operation of buildings. The planned outcomes of the project will assist the learning processes at the individual, organisational and system levels. EECM will provide a web-based competencies database to assist developers of the learning courses, which can be used by employers, organizations, schools and individuals participating in construction sector. Pilot e-learning course Eco master will provide model for efficient use of database in course design and training process and implementation of new knowledge in every day work.
The project addresses improvements in quality and innovation in vocational education and training systems, institutions and practices.
The project is aiming at the development of innovative practices in the field of vocational education and training other than at tertiary level, and their transfer, including from one participating country to others. The innovation developed at EU level in partnership of 5 countries and 18 partner institutions with the contractor from Denmark will be transferred to a new sector (construction) in Slovenia. The project address the priority of developing the competencies considering new concepts in building industry through introducing the systems and practices for competence rising in the area of energy efficiency, sustainable development of adults in labour market through formal and informal learning, and work based learning. To reach target groups of students and lifelong learners in the labour market ICT systems for skills and competence development will be used. The new required competencies will be identified, put in a competence framework and accordingly training will be designed and delivered. UK partner will provide training contents.
Open and distance learning
Electricity, Gas, Steam and Air Conditioning Supply
material for open learning
open and distance learning
EECM tool for registration and management of competencies.
E-learning course ECO master "Guide through renewable energy".