Leonardo da Vinci Programme project – Energy Training for European Buildings (ET4EB)– results were available at:
All material and training modules were made available online. New guides for Stakeholder Involvement, Monitoring and Control, and Train the Trainer published for implementation and professional use.
Energy Training for European Buildings addressed the need to involve the users of public services in the design of energy services and the role of training in making this involvement effective.
The project consortium presented new training modules on the social and behavioural aspects of energy management in buildings to supplement the excellent materials on the technical and legal aspects developed by the original TREN project. The new material focuses on the use of stakeholder involvement between energy managers (technical experts), building owners or occupiers (managers) and building users (workers, students, patients, tenants) to improve energy management plans and to change the behaviour of users.
The project partners trained trainers and consultants to use the technical and legal information provided by the TREN project together with the social approach provided by this project in their work with energy managers and building users. The project thereby promoted social inclusion and equal opportunities by involving tenants, patients, students and other building users in the management of energy in buildings. A Train the Trainer guide was made available, which showed how to implement effective training.
The project has officially ended. All material and modules were made freely available on this website.
The project that started in October 2005 went beyond technical and legal issues and focused on social factors that determine the success or failure of energy related training and behavioural change. Results of its predecessor project - the Energy Training for Europe (TREN) – showed that the bare knowledge about technical and legal issues is often not enough to change the behaviour of energy users.
Therefore, the project identified crucial elements of social behaviour and behavioural change as well as decisive factors about effective training and communication. The goal was to develop training tools, which are able to change the behaviour of energy users towards a more careful and considered use of energy.
The project involved 13 partners from 10 countries:
ASO 90 Ltd, BulgariaAtlantis Consulting SA, Greece
Atlantis Cyprus SA, Cyprus
Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Chris Bull Associates, UK
The Institution of Mechanical Engineers, UK
Institute of Research and Design for Automation, Romania
KWI Consultants & Engineers, Austria, Belgium
Multimedia Design Studio Limited, UK
National Agency for Renewable Energy, Romania
University of Ljubljana, Slovenia