More than 50% of the objective of increasing energy efficiency and renewable energies will come from building

Trainer training, professional qualifications, user awareness and compliance with quality standards are key aspects for the 2020 horizon, according to experts who participated in the informative seminar on «The importance of training of trainers in ‘green’ skills for the construction sector», organized by Confederación Nacional de la Construcción (CNC), with the collaboration of Fundación Laboral de la Construcción, on Thursday May 10th, attended by about twenty representatives of institutions and companies from the construction industry and the field of training.

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Bus.Trainers, in the European Week of Sustainable Energy, EUSEW 2018

Our informative seminar on «The importance of the training of trainers in environmental competences for the construction sector», organized by the Confederación Nacional de la Construcción (CNC), with the collaboration of the la Fundación Laboral de la Construcción, on Thursday 10 May, was an event selected by the European Commission to stand out among the actions of the European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW).

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First results of the Bus.Trainers Project about the lacks of “green” skills of VET trainers in the construction

One of the five priority objectives of the Europe 2020 Strategy, the axis about “climate change and energy”, decisively marks a turn in the European Union towards a “green” economy.

In fact, since the original commitments assumed by the members (20% of reduction of greenhouse effect, in relation with the 1990 levels, 20% of renewal energy and an increase on 20% of energy efficient), the goal have changed for 2030 (at least 40% of reduction in greenhouse effect, in relation with 1990 levels, at least 27% of renewal energy and 27% of improvement in energy efficient) This “waybill” guide us to a low-carbon competitive economy for 2050, which considerates more the weather and consumes less energy (80% of reduction of greenhouse effect, in relation with 1990 levels, going to reach a 60% by 2024).

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Start-up meeting of the European project Bus.Trainers, in Madrid

In the beginning of this European project, Bus.trainers partners held a meeting in the main facilities of the Fundación Laboral de la Construcción in Madrid on December 15 and 16, 2016.

José Antonio Viejo, the director of the institution, welcomed the fourteen members of the consortium, and then gave the word to Javier Gonzalez, responsible for the International Project of the Institution, who coordinated the international meeting along with Beatriz Oliete the responsible researcher of the project, and Elena Novillo the financial responsible of European projects.

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Building green skills for trainers in the construction industry

The European Commission has adjudicated to Fundación Laboral de la Construcción ten new projects to be developed over the next three years. In four of them, the joint entity will participate as coordinator and in the other six, as partner.

The four initiatives led by Fundación Laboral de la Construcción belong to the Erasmus+ programme, entre las que está “Bus.Trainers. Building skills in energy efficiency and renewable energy systems for trainers in the construction industry”, within the framework of Key Action 2 of Cooperation for Innovation and Exchange of Good Practices.

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