Lifelong Learning Programme / Leonardo da Vinci / Transfer of Innovation

Second pilot training for caretakers in Ljubljana

On Monday, the 6th of October 2014 and on Monday, the 20th of October 2014, the TRAP-EE project has delivered the second pilot training to enhance operational energy efficiency of the buildings for caretakers working within the buildings of the University of Ljubljana (UL). Overall, 11 caretakers have been present and actively involved in the training and knowledge sharing activities.

On the first day, the training was organized in the older building of the Faculty of electrical engineering UL. We have jointly reviewed the developed checklist serving as a tool for identifying and analyzing the current condition of the building in different areas, such as organization, building envelope, heating, cold and warm water, electricity, lighting and ventilation. In the meantime between both training days the participants had to implement the checklist to analyze the building in which they operate on daily basis. Based on the gathered results they furthermore had to propose several concrete recommendations how to increase the energy efficiency of the analyzed building. Next, we have carried out a guided tour around the Faculty of electronics to demonstrate different building systems in practice.

On the second day, the training was organized in the new building of the Faculty of computer and information science UL. In the beginning, the different segments of the building (such as electricity, heating, ventilation etc.) have been theoretically highlighted together with real-life cases, demonstrating good and bad behaviour and management in the context of operational energy efficiency. Next, the guided tour around the 3 buildings of the Faculty of computer and information science and the Faculty of chemistry and chemical technology has been carried out. The respective building has been officially opened in September 2014 and involves many state-of-the-art technologies and systems. Finally, the caretakers had to present and discuss in groups their homework (the analysis results obtained from the checklist implementation) and to provide different practical recommendations to increase operational energy efficiency within their buildings.

The evaluation results propose that the participants have been very satisfied with the training, as it has fulfilled their expectations. This was actually the first event where different caretakers operating in the buildings of the University of Ljubljana have gathered together and shared their problems and experiences. They have commonly agreed that the knowledge and skills obtained can be used in their daily practice. They would furthermore recommend the training to their colleagues as the presented content is very relevant and important for their work. The participants mostly favoured the live demonstrations, group discussions and properly qualified and competent trainers, which had both, suitable theoretical background and real-life experiences with the subjects in hand.

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