Role of Skilled Building Professionals to Deliver the European Green Deal
Start: May 12, 2020
End: May 12, 2020
Partner-Meeting, Newcastle (UK)
Start: January 20, 2020
End: January 21, 2020
The Horizon 2020 project PRO-Heritage can already present first products like the Country Reports and a list of Best Practice examples. Furthermore, an estimate of the reduction of the total energy consumption through the work of certified craftsmen is available. The curricula based on this have also been completed.
On 6 October 2021, the second PRO-Heritage Promotion Day entitled “Energy-efficient buildings” will take place at Charterhouseause Mauerbach. This event partly replaces the previous European Congress on the Use, Management and Conservation of Historically Important Buildings, due to the ongoing Covid19 crisis. Because of the unfortunately again increasing numbers of infections, the event can be attended onsite as well as online.
The Promotion Day programme is available here. At the event, the progress and results of the project work to date will be presented to a broad audience of experts.
PRO-Heritage already actively presented its results to the public in September 2021:
For the first time, PRO-Heritage and its results so far were the content of a keynote at EuroSPI² 2021 on 2 September.
The project was also presented at the final conference of the EU project “SyMBoL” on 3 September.
On 30 September, PRO-Heritage was part of the conference “Sustainable Places 2021” in Rome.
On the website Relevant Studies – PRO-Heritage you can find selected projects related to energy efficiency, renewable energy and construction, with PRO-Heritage having a special position with its focus on historic buildings.
The Horizon 2020 project PRO-Heritage aims to integrate historical buildings more into national climate change and energy policy. In relation to suitable techniques and procedures this makes perfect sense. However, it is a challenge and can only be achieved by excellently trained craftsmen and trainees in the relevant craft. In the future, the PRO-Heritage training materials will be available for download on the EHA’s relaunched e-learning platform.
The curriculum is also almost finished and can be downloaded in it’s second generation.
Currently the project partners are preparing the next Promotion Day for PRO-Heritage. The event is scheduled for October 6, 2021. Like last year, it will be a hybrid event, i.e. a combination of physical and virtual participation at Charterhouse Mauerbach.
A preliminary programme of the Promotion Day will be available in July.
Contact with other EU projects in the field of “Sustainable Energy Skills in the Construction Sector” has been intensified and leads to interesting synergies for everyone involved. The declared goal is to increase cooperation and even better disseminate the project results.
On the website Relevant Studies – PRO-Heritage you will find selected projects related to renewable energy and the construction industry, whereby PRO-Heritage plays a special role with its focus on historical buildings.
The Horizon 2020 project PRO-Heritage is running for more than one and a half years by now and the first products have already been completed.
Currently the partners are working on a relaunch of the project website, where all finished products will be available for download in the future. The completion of the new website is planned for mid April.
Furthermore, the consortium of PRO-Heritage has made contact with other EU projects in the field of “Sustainable Energy Skills in the Construction Sector”. The aim is to intensify the cooperation and to even better disseminate the project results.
On the website https://www.pro-heritage.eu/projects-events/ you will find selected projects related to renewable energy and the construction industry. Whereby PRO-Heritage has a special position with its focus on historical buildings.
It is also interesting to notice that the ESCO Observatory Newsletter (published by EC DG GROW) contains a link to the joint MDPI report “Sustainable Energy Skills in the Construction Sector”, which also contributes to the dissemination of these “sister” projects.
The Horizon 2020 project PRO-Heritage by now runs for one and a half years and partners have submitted the interim report. The first products such as country reports and the list of Best Practice Examples, as well as the curriculum based on them, have been completed.
On 14 October 2020 the first symposium organised in PRO-Heritage took place at the Charterhouse Mauerbach. This event has partially replaced the previous European Congress on the Use, Management and Maintenance of Historically significant Buildings, which was owed to the ongoing Covid19 crisis. Due to the increased numbers of infections, the event could be attended both onsite and online. The programme of the symposium is available here.
This event was of course designed around the content of PRO-Heritage. In other words, further training of specialists in the field of energy efficiency and renewable energies for built Cultural Heritage – and what has been achieved in the project so far.
As for the last project meeting on June 18 and 19, 2020, the partners met online again for the specialist symposium. Despite this challenge, the team worked constructively and re-attuned the project plan.
The Horizon 2020 project PRO-Heritage is approaching halfway – the partners are working on the preservation of traditional craftsmanship in the cultural heritage sector for almost a year and a half. The main result of the project, a sound curriculum for the further training of specialists in the field of energy efficiency and renewable energies for built cultural heritage is available in the first version. The document can be downloaded from the project website.
The last project meeting took place online for the first time on June 18 and 19, 2020. Despite this challenge, the team worked constructively and presented the completed country reports and the selected Best Practice examples.
During the meeting, the extension of the project duration was discussed and decided. This gives the consortium enough time to make up for the weeks lost due to the Corona crisis. The project schedule is revised and project meetings as well as study visits are re-scheduled.
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