Title Network for Green Office Standardization in the EU
Project Number 510859-LLP-1-2010-1-HU-LEONARDO-LNW
Project Type Netzwerke
Country EU-Zentralisierte Projekte
Marketing Text Because of the environmental burden of offices, the EU accepts that companies and non-profit organisations have to play a (pro-) active role in preventing and solving environmental problems. Worldwide, forty percent of raw materials and resources are consumed by offices. Companies often have sustainability policies, but do not have the expertise and/or resources to train office managers on how to manage their offices to make them “green.” A "Green Office" is understood as an environmentally and human-friendly place to work. Currently, there are no structured EU green office trainings available for office managers. Furthermore, there are presently no established standards at the EU level for calculating ecological footprints. Since SMEs have significantly fewer resources and less motivation, they are in particular need of. VET professionals dealing with office management issues do not have the appropriate skills and training materials to conduct effective trainings.
Summary The KÖVET Association for Sustainable Development is coordinating a three-year project focusing on Green Offices and an Office Footprint Calculator. It was launched on 1 January 2011. Seven professional organisations from six countries are involved in the project.
Description The main goal of the project is to develop standardised EU Green Office Guidelines and an Office Ecological Footprint Calculator. These tools will help transform offices into more environmentally and human-friendly spaces that also enhance the skills and knowledge of employees. There is a need to provide complex, innovative training for office managers; training that not only transfers information, but also motivates employees to act. Vocational training needs new, fresh, more effective methodologies such as experience-based learning. VET professionals need to learn new skills in order to be able to provide trainings based on experience-based learning.
Öffentliche Verwaltung, Verteidigung; Sozialversicherung
Erbringung von Sonstigen Wirtschaftlichen Dienstleistungen
Grundstücks- und Wohnungswesen
Erbringung von Finanz- und Versicherungsdienstleistungen
Verarbeitendes Gewerbe/Herstellung von Waren
Gesundheits- und Sozialwesen
Erbringung von Sonstigen Dienstleistungen
Information und Kommunikation
Erziehung und Unterricht
Unterlagen für offenen Unterricht
"Trainers Workshop" training package for VET green office professionals;
Printed materials and toolkit to accompany trainings;
European version of the Office Ecological Footprint Calculator;
European Green office competition;
European Green Office Standards;
Distance Learning System;