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In line with Directive 2009/28/CE (RES directive) of the European Parliament and of the Council, 23 April 2009, on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable energy sources, as well as the requirements for achieving “nearly zero-energy” buildings indicated in Directive 2010/31/EU, 19 May 2010, on the energy performance of buildings, the Spanish national strategy responds to the principle of sustainability, considered from three angles, economic efficiency, social equality and environmental quality. At present, the strategy gives priority to actions aimed at renovating buildings, improving urban spaces and territorial cohesion, but not forgetting new construction, either, which has already been addressed from an energy perspective since 2006, with the appearance of the Spanish Technical Building Code (CTE – Codigo Tecnico de Edificacion).
To cover the training needs derived from the launch of the different strategies, the Spanish state has a specific legislation and several instruments, such as the Training System for Employment, which regulates vocational training for the employed and unemployed, the National System of Professional Qualifications, which is developing the National Catalogue of Qualifications, and designing the procedures to assess, acknowledge and accredit professional competences, as well as initial and formal training. But, despite these instruments, it is extremely important to develop a project whose purpose is to establish a roadmap that will set out clear and organised measures. There must also be a specific plan of action that will lead to the improvement of the efficiency and efficacy of these systems to be able to respond better to the training needs that are going to arise in connection with energy efficiency buildings. In this way it will be possible to optimally satisfy the “2020 objectives”, converging with all the other European countries towards this common goal.
The consortium created to develop BUILD.GREEN, perfectly covers all the possible perspectives and approaches of the project:
Labour Foundation for Construction Sector (FLC)
Alberto Alcocer Nº46B, 7ª Planta, 28016 - Madrid
Tlfno.: +34 91 398 45 00 / Fax: +34 91 398 45 25
Contact person: Javier González López
It is a joint private entity with sectoral and state scope, created by the most representative entities of the construction sector, CNC, FECOMA-CCOO and MCGA-UGT (National Construction Federation –employers association-, Federation of Construction, Wood and Related Sectors of Comisiones Obreras, and Federation of Metal, Constructions and Related Sectors of the Union General de Trabajadores –trade unions-). The Foundation gives courses to more than 150,000 workers each year, on typical activities of the construction sector.
Technological Institute of Construction (AIDICO)
Parque Tecnológico - Avda. Benjamin Franklin, Nº17, Valencia
Tlfno.: +34 96 131 82 78 / Fax: +34 96 131 80 33
Contact person: Ana Barella
It is a private non-profit association comprised of companies from the sector. Its main objective is to optimise the sustainability, safety, quality and innovation capacity of the companies of the sector to strengthen their competitiveness in national and international markets via the development of R&D&I projects.
National Qualifications Institute (INCUAL)
Paseo del Prado 28, 1ª Planta - 28014 Madrid
Tlfno.: +34 91 701 80 00
Contact person: Carlos García García
It is a public entity attached to the Ministry of Education. The competences of INCUAL include, among others, the development, preparation and updating of the National Catalogue of Professional Qualifications, as well as the preparation of the necessary support instruments to assess and accredit the professional competences acquired through work experience and non-formal training channels.
General sub-directorate of building innovation and quality
Paseo de la Castellana Nº67. Nuevos Ministerios, 28071 – Madrid
Tlfno.: +34 91 597 87 87 / Fax: +34 91 597 85 73
It is a public entity attached to the State Department of Housing, Ministry of Public Works. The competences of this sub-directorate include, among others, the promotion of building innovation and quality, through the design, coordination and management of projects and research, development and innovation. All these initiatives have the aim to facilitate to the building sector the necessary tools to meet new requirements such as energetic challenger, climate change and sustainable development, both in new buildings and restoration works.
To develop the BUILD-GREEN project, a work programme has been organised around 6 phases, which are translated and grouped into sequential and operational development tasks.
WP1: Management: Initial planning and global coordination of the project, as well as establishment of different internal and external communication mechanisms for the project.
WP2: Analysis of the national status quo: Determination of the "state of the art" or “status quo” of training and energy efficiency in Spain by means of a holistic analytical and field study.
WP3: Build up Spain community: Creation of a collaborative online working platform on training in the field of energy efficiency in the construction sector. The participants and collaborators will be all the entities interested in issues related to energy, construction and the education/training sector.
WP4: Roadmap for BUILD.GREEN: Establishment of the national roadmap on qualifications, specifying the different measures as well as the plan of action for their implementation.
WP5: Endorsement activities: Development of different activities that will lead to the effective implementation and/or consideration of the measures indicated in the roadmap, via the endorsement of the main stakeholders.
WP6: EU Exchange Activities: Execution of activities to exchange experiences, organised by the EACI.
Major outputs & expected results
ANALYSIS OF STATUS QUO
Results: Field and analytical study to determine the current status of the building sector in Spain, with respect to training and energy efficiency analysing, among other aspects, the extent to which the national continuous training system can respond to the training needs, in terms of determining the existing courses in this field that do not form part of the national continuous training system, looking into the current status quo of the building sector regarding stock, energy consumption, renewable energies and their contribution, energy efficiency, determination of how many workers are engaged in these activities and examination of national policies and strategies available to reach the 2020 objectives and the contribution foreseen of the building sector.
Products: Report on the national “status quo” analysis; Report on the “2020 Horizon” prospective analysis; “Status quo” executive visual report.
BUILD.UP SPAIN COMMUNITY
Results: A space for work, discussion, reflection and dissemination, which will permit establishing a coherent, feasible and endorsed roadmap via the involvement of all the relevant players in the field of training and energy efficiency.
Products: BUILD.UP Spain e_community
NATIONAL QUALIFICATION ROADMAP
Results: List of measures identified for inclusion in the roadmap; Plan of action for the implementation of the measures identified.
Products: National qualification roadmap
Results: Active participation of the relevant public and private institutions; Establishment of direct and effective communication channels with these institutions; Institutional validation of the items designed and commitment to adopt the roadmap.
Products: Report on the endorsement activities; List of those responsible and links for the endorsement; Signature of the letter expressing adhesion to the roadmap.