Teeschools final newsletter

The Teeschools final newsletter is a fact.

Focusing on the recent period, presents all the project activities in 7 Mediterranean countries, starting from the Forum of Mayors and Deans in Valencia, organised on 22nd November in Spain. Its main objective was to involve the political actors of the school buildings and other key actors for related policies. The participants were coming from 7 different countries and the event concluded with the Signing of Memorandums of Understanding.

More than 60 open lessons in 7 MED countries is an important project achievement, considering that they involved approximately 3000 pupils and school staff, aiming at behavioral change on energy saving in the school buildings. The open lessons took place in pilot and other schools for each of the 7 participated countries and included short presentations, energy games, video projection on energy issues.

From the technical point of view, an article is published in each partner country including the results of the pilot activities and the suggestions on how to improve the energy efficiency tools. Another publication, the final one was launched on line, containing the main project assumptions, results & vision over the future of energy savings in the MED area. The document is available in more than 400 copies and uploaded on the official project and partners' websites. 

Following the pilot actions finalisation, 8 out of 14 foreseen Regional Conferences have been already implemented in 7 countries, involving local stakeholders.

A 52 hours, freely accessible e-learning course (https://formacion.fvmp.es/login/index.php) on the efficient management of energy in buildings and on TEESCHOOLS methodology is one of the main project outputs currently in progress. Professionals, researchers and students are the main target groups of 13 e-modules.

Following the project requirements, a Green Paper was produced, including approaches, methods and ideas on building energy performance to stimulate a debate at European level on Energy Efficiency in Mediterranean Schools. It incorporates several recommendations regarding financial, technical, organizational or behavioural change issues. A renovation plan for the pilot school buildings in 7 countries was presented as an outcome of the energy audits implemented during the testing phase of the TEESCHOOLS project. Its main objective is to propose technical and financial solutions for the school buildings in order to reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions.