EVENTS

Members of the European Commission, representatives of national authorities, building industry experts and EU-funded projects, gathered together in Bucharest on 24 October 2017 at the workshop “Vocational skills for energy efficient buildings”, to present and discuss challenges and opportunities in relation to empowering skills to support the quality of building construction and the rate of building renovation towards NZEB. The event was also streamed live through the BUILD UP portal. The workshop slide presentations and video recordings are accessible below.     slides video Welcome and introduction Jens LAUSTSEN Concerted Action Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (CA EPBD)   YouTube I. The European perspective - energy efficiency skills challenges, needs and solutions     Keynote speech Eugenio QUINTIERI European Builders Confederation (EBC) PDF YouTube (Intro) YouTube (Main) Improving the construction sector human capital basis – policy perspectives Roman HORVÁTH European Commission, Directorate General Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW) PDF YouTube (Intro) YouTube (Main) The BUILD UP Skills initiative and its links with the energy efficiency policy Amandine LACOURT European Commission,...

24 October 2017, 14:00-18:00 Eastern European time Sheraton Hotel | Calea Dorobantilor 5-7 | Bucharest | 010551 | Romania | sheratonbucharest.com A qualified building workforce is essential to ensure the higher levels of quality required for moving towards Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings and to accelerate the rate of building renovation in Europe. It is particularly important to train construction workers, as well as middle and senior level professionals throughout the entire building value chain, in order to address the upcoming challenges. These include new materials and technologies, the integration of renewables, and collaboration using Building Information Modelling. Since 2011, the EU-funded BUILD UP Skills initiative has been reducing the energy and sustainability skills gap in the construction sector by developing national and European qualification and training programmes. How can we increase the quality of construction for energy efficiency? How can we develop innovative training materials and methods to meet the need for energy efficiency...

The EU Sustainable Energy Week 2017 (EUSEW 2017) “Clean Energy for All Europeans” takes place from 19 to 25 June 2017. EUSEW 2017 includes the High Level Policy Conference, the Sustainable Energy Awards competition, the Energy Days and the Networking Village. Registration is open and detailed information is available on eusew.eu....