New Training for Circular Economy in Construction!

The EU prioritizes greening the construction sector for its 2030 sustainability goals. The "Fit for 55" package and proposed Energy Performance of Buildings Directive revision drive investments towards sustainable energy technologies and circular concepts. However, the lack of skills for a low-carbon, circular built environment remains a challenge.  

Addressing this, the EU-funded BUS-GoCircular tackles the demand for a circular construction skilled workforce. Collaborating with the BUILD UP portal, it organised a webinar series highlighting how different stakeholders could join forces to reskill and upskill the building sector workforce with circular skills by highlighting the main takeaways and outcomes of the project.  

e-SAFE was excited to participate in the fourth webinar which, held on the 14th December, and to learn about innovation training methodologies and tools to support the up-skilling of workforce within the construction sector! 

Webinar 4: New Training Materials and Methodologies for Up-Skilling in Circular Economy in Construction for Training Centres 

In the webinar, experts from the BUS-GoCircular project gave us an overview of their new methodologies and circular training content. They shared various teacher-led training materials in construction, all freely available. Additionally, they highlighted insights from other Build Up Skills projects. 

During the session, participants explored the tailored training solutions crafted by the BUS-GoCircular consortium. These include units of learning outcomes, comprehensive training materials (such as “Circularity Games”), and specialized packs designed for SMEs. The presentation covered different aspects of circular constructions, like Bio-Based Material Use and Retrofitting, Upgrading, Repairing, and Maintaining. All these materials can be easily accessed on the project's website. 

What made the webinar even more engaging was hearing success stories from professionals who benefited from the mentoring and training activities developed within the project.  

The webinar provided valuable insights on how to enhance the circularity of our solutions and develop the necessary skills to rethink the linear model in the construction sector. We're excited to dive deeper into the training materials and methodology, ensuring we make the most of these resources! 

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