Transnational toolbox on energy managing competencies

Within the TOGETHER project there were three expert partners responsible for the development of the thematic material:

The University of Maribor was responsible for the technical training material CLICK TO DOWNLOAD;

The Province of Treviso was responsible for the financial training material CLICK TO DOWNLOAD;

The City of Zagreb was responsible for the DSM training material CLICK TO DOWNLOAD.

To support them in the process, as well as to ensure comparability and integration between the three parts of the training material, PNEC developed common guidelines and templates, which were disseminated among respective partners. The document set general structure of the material, as well as the scope of each thematic part (specific topics/modules that need to be covered). An emphasis has been put on the practical exercises and case studies, which are at least as important as the theoretical introduction, as well as on building on existing experience and material, which has been gathered in the TOGETHER library. Some important suggestions from the external training experts have been also included.

Technical training set:

Objective: Increasing trainees' knowledge, skills and capacities regarding technical aspects related to EE in public buildings, with the specific focus on integration of different solutions, choosing the optimal scenarios, ensuring efficient monitoring and involving building users in the processes.

Training modules:

Module 1: Energy efficiency in buildings

Module 2: How to use energy more efficiently

Module 3: Basic characteristics of energy saving

Module 4: Energy audit and energy performance certificate

Module 5: Energy using products

Module 6: Energy retrofitting of the buildings

Module 7: Installation of RES

Module 8: Choosing the optimal EE improvement scenario for a specific building

Module 9: Integration of technical measures with each other and with other types of EE solutions 

Financial training set:

Objective: Increasing trainees' knowledge, skills and capacities regarding financial aspects related to EE in public buildings, with the specific focus on the selection of most proper financing schemes, development of good quality project documentation, selection and monitoring of economic/financial indicators, involvement of building users in financing schemes (e.g. EPC contract).

Training modules:

Module 1: EU, national & regional financing schemes

Module 2: Alternative financing methods

Module 3: Economic & financial assessment of the investment

Module 4: Development of financial documentation of the project (budget, business plan, applications for funding, market analysis...)

Module 5: Ensuring project bankability, viability and profitability

Module 6: Attracting & cooperating with potential investors

Module 7: Choosing optimal funding for EE projects

Module 8: Tendering procedures and green public procurement

DSM training set:

Objective: Increasing trainees' knowledge, skills and capacities regarding behavioural and analytical aspects related to EE in public buildings, with the specific focus on:

 understanding the rationale behind people's behaviours & consumption patterns, finding the most effective ways to approach building users and motivating them to change their behaviours and engage them in energy-related initiatives…

 the most efficient methods & tools for monitoring energy consumption, standard and smart energy management systems, ICT technologies that may be implemented in buildings to optimise energy use…

Training modules:

Behavioural DSM

Module 1: Behavioural & psychological science related to consumers habits & practices

Module 2: Methods & tools for communicating and cooperating with building users

Module 3: Development of successful educational & information campaigns addressed at building users

Module 4: Methods & tools for changing habits and behaviours of building users

Module 5: Different incentive schemes for energy saving

Module 6: Monitoring of building users' behaviours

Module 7: No-cost and low-cost energy saving measures

Module 8: Integration of behavioural measures with other EE solutions

Analytical DSM

Module 1: Collection, analysis, verification and presentation of the consumption data

Module 2: Development of energy-related data bases

Module 3: Standard energy monitoring/management systems

Module 4: Smart energy monitoring/management systems

Module 5: Advanced energy management systems (e.g. BEMS)

Module 6: Using ICT to analyse and reduce energy consumption in buildings

Module 7: Practical use of monitoring data - development of energy optimisation and adaptation scenarios

Module 8: Practical use of monitoring data - educating and involving building users  

The TOGETHET transnational training model highlights the necessity of combining theoretical knowledge with practical skills. Therefore in each case the training module includes:

 theoretical introduction in word

 theoretical introduction on ppt slides

 at least one practical exercise / group works

 check list

 further suggestions for trainers, including:

  • suggestions on further reference material (link to the TOGETHER library)
  • suggestions on further relevant topics
  • suggestions on further exercises/practical application