Innovative training schemes for retrofitting to nZEB-levels
Author(s): Bojan Milovanović, Marina Bagarić, Dragomir H. Tzanev, Horia Petran
Paper category: Proceedings
Book title: International Conference on Sustainable Materials, Systems and Structures (SMSS 2019) Energy Efficient Building Design and Legislation
Editor(s): Marina Bagarić, Ivana Banjad Pečur, Hartwig M. Künzel
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2019
Total Pages: 08
Abstract: One important barrier that hampers the development of Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings (nZEBs) and effective deep energy renovations (DERs) is the lack of adequate construction competences. Improving the competences of middle- and senior-level building professionals, including various trade professionals (construction workers) in sustainable energy efficient construction is therefore of key importance.
Besides the fact that the lack of quality is often caused by the lack of competences, building professions also need to be aware of new and upcoming challenges relating to nZEBs. These include new materials and products, the integration of renewable energy sources, new systems or processes, and the use of Building Information Modelling (BIM) tools.
This leads to the conclusion that upskilling towards energy efficiency and nZEBs should be done throughout the entire buildings sector value chain (including designers, architects, engineers, building managers, technicians, installers and workers).
The EU countries are all trying to upgrade professional competences in nZEB design and construction, thus increasing the experts’ capacity to tackle nZEB implementation in actual building stock. The efforts are continued on developing new competences for DER through the Horizon 2020 projects developing multi-country qualification and training schemes such as Fit- to-nZEB (Innovative training schemes for retrofitting to nZEB-levels)
Online publication: 2019
Publication type : full_text
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