CEN-CE team organized the 2nd CEN-CE classroom pilot training and certification session in Italy on the 11th of February, luckily just in time before the virus spread.

The 2nd CEN-CE pilot classroom training and certification was organized by Laurent Roberto SOCAL, a partner of CEN-CE team. The training was held in Pordenone, a town in the region Friuli.

The training was organized with the collaboration the local organizations of professionals, both high school level and graduated, engineers and architects (Ordine Periti Industriali della Provincia di Pordenone, Collegio Geometri e Geometri Laureati della provincia di Pordenone, Ordine degli Ingegneri della provincia di Pordenone and Ordine degli Architetti Pianificatori, Paesaggisti e Conservatori della provincia di Pordenone).

They approved the contents of the training session so that attendees could obtain valid credits to keep their official registration.The approving of the local organizations of professionals is key for the roll-out of the CEN-CE scheme in other countries and for the recognition EU-wide. For example if the training content of the CEN-CE scheme will also approved by local organizations of other countries, then the Italian experts could valorize their CEN-CE certificates  to valid credits and keep an official registration also in other countries if they work EU-wide.    

The location chosen was a small city (50.000 inhabitants) and the course was announced in a short notice (two weeks). Indeed, the audience was quite good and included both experts about technical systems and architects.

The course was held in Italian to test the translation of the teaching material. The CEN-CE modules about storage, thermal solar, heat pumps and measured energy performance were integrated by an introduction on EU and Italian regulatory news about energy performance in buildings and an overview of the whole EN-EPB package of standards, including the hourly method for the calculation of building energy needs and ventilation systems.

27 experts attended the teaching and 26 attempted the certification exams. The success rate has been between 73% and 88%, depending on the module (storage, thermal solar and heat pumps).

The mix of participants was 60% experts of the mechanical systems and 40% experts of the building envelope. The part about fundamentals allowed experts in the building envelope to grasp the basic concepts on technical systems. Symmetrically, the introduction on energy needs was appreciated by experts in technical system. Understanding each other topic will greatly facilitate the collaboration between experts, which is one the key issues to obtain real high-performance buildings.

For more details about the content of this 2nd CEN-CE classroom pilot training and certification please find here the agenda.

The regular training modules will start end 2020 or early 2021.

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