Capacity Building Workshop #6

Energy efficiency in schools’ buildings: tools for energy performance analysis

17 JUNE 2021 H. 10:00 - 12:00 CEST

The capacity building workshop, organized by ENEA, intends to train participants with a set of tools to simplify the energy renovation of public school buildings, for better management of energy performances and also for helping reduction of the their Environmental Footprint. The tools aim to raise the capacity of owners and managers of school buildings to better manage, plan and monitor the energy consumption in school buildings in the Mediterranean area.

During the workshop, participants will be introduced to different tools, developed in the context of two different Interreg MED projects.

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  1. a user-friendly web tool for stakeholders, energy managers and Local Authorities technical staff which can also be used by non-experts, to perform simplified energy diagnosis of school buildings based on a minimum set of data on the building characteristics. The tool allows to perform a simplified evaluation of the building's energy performance and to choose the improvement actions with the best cost/benefit ratio. The tool is adapted to Mediterranean climate zones and allow to calculate the improvement of Carbon Footprint of the building after its energy renovation
  2. an innovative database of Best Available Technics for renovation of school buildings
  3. a 52-hours, freely accessible e-learning course on the efficient management of energy in buildings and on TEESCHOOOLS methodology. It is dedicated to local authorities and their technical staff, consultants, school professionals, but also to Ph.D. students and researchers interested in understanding how nZEB renovation can be implemented in the schools. It provides up to date information on the legislative context, the available technical solutions and existing financial incentives for local authorities of Mediterranean area
EduFootprint Toolbox:
  1. the EduFootprint Calculator. It measures resource consumption and activities carried out in the school and converts this in the environmental impact due to the supply of resources and assimilation of waste generated. It may help owners and manager of schools to identify the main environmental impacts and encourage progress towards more sustainable practices. The calculator considers both direct consumptions of building (e.g., energy, water) and indirect consumption of activities linked to the school (e.g., home-school mobility, educational trips). The tool was specifically developed to allow an easy monitoring of energy consumption and to calculate the environmental footprint with a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) approach
  2. the EduFootprint App, designed for citizens, particularly school communities to allow them to check their CO2 emissions concerning the use of electricity, heat, paper and mobility over a set period
  3. the EduFootprint platform for the exchange of best practices. It is a web platform containing materials that document the activities carried out by schools to reduce their carbon footprint, so that they can provide inspiration for other schools and hopefully can be replicated elsewhere


Chairman: Pier Luigi Porta, ENEA

10:00 - 10:15

Welcome and introduction

10:15 - 10:30

Presentation of TEESCHOOLS tool

Mattia Ricci, ENEA

10:30 - 10:45

Presentation of EduFootprint tool

Valentina Mattara, Province of Treviso

10:45 - 10:55

Q & A

10:55 - 11:35

Training on TEESCHOOLS tool

Mattia Ricci, ENEA

11:35 - 11:45

Q & A

11:45 - 12:00

Wrap up and conclusion