BUSLeague is dedicated to stimulate demand for sustainable energy skills in the construction sector. In order to stimulate demand the BUSLeague project designs a qualification on Energy Skills that is fit for Recognition of Energy Skills. On the one hand, to use this recognition in order to stimulate the demand for properly skilled nZEB and retrofitting teams; for example in asking those recognitions in legislation, procurement procedures and financing schemes. On the other hand, to facilitate upskilling providers such as training institutes to deliver practical and effective upskilling that counts. This in order to adequately fill in the stimulated demand and to prove the effectiveness of structured and pro-active upskilling.

For effective improvement of the built environment (both new and existing buildings) to nZEB standards all actors in the value chain need to have a proper, transparent and up-to-date set of knowledge, skills and competences. Goal of the BUSLeague qualification for recognition of Energy Skills is to provide this set.

In ‘D2.4 Qualification for the recognition of energy efficiency skills’ the BUSLeague team working on the qualification for recognition of Energy Skills has documented their quest on finding out the right approach, scope and its contents. Our quest starts with a desk research into the actual state of play and a study of (lighthouse) examples found both at national and EU-level. In addition, the team retrieved lessons learned, perceptions and expectations on the recognition of Energy Skills from the ethnographic research done in another important task of BUSLeague.

Based on the input from the desk research, D2.4 elaborates and illustrates a methodical approach as well as the outline and scope for composing the Energy Skills qualification. It also includes an overview of the main tasks defined as part of the Energy Skills qualification. The detailed BUSLeague Energy Skills qualification itself is provided in Excel and as a database within the BUILD UP Skills advisor maintenance environment (the Unit of Learning Outcomes database).

We invite you to read the full report called “D2.4 Qualification for the recognition of energy efficiency skills” that you can find at this link: click HERE.

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