National on-site trainings
After 2.5 years of active work on modular retrofitting process development MORE-CONNECT partners have prepared learning modules for engineers, craftsmen, architects etc. Learning modules of each specific country take into account local market needs and specifics. Precise schedule will be announced in early September 2017. For more detailed information please contact local research partner.
Portuguese training materials:
Training modules are mainly are focused on modular retrofiting process design specifics (including fire safety, air – tightness and thermal bridges), 3D printing, selection of renewables, thermal comfort and energy audit.
Link to the Portuguese training repository: http://www.more-connect.eu/2017/12/connect-portuguese-national-training-material/
Netherlands training materials:
Latvian training materials
Link to the Latvian training repository:
Danish training materials are ready
Life cycle environment assessments (LCA) of enegy saving technologies
2ND Danish training module. The concept of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of a building energy renovation will be presented. Primary focus is on the Global Warming Potential (WP) – CO2-emissions and the non-renewable primary energy (NRPE) consumption, but also the other LCA parameters, such as ODP, Ozone Depletion Potential [kg R11-Equiv.], POCP, Photochemical Ozone Creation Potential [kg Ethene-Equiv.], AP, Acidification Potential [kg SO2-Equiv.], EP, Eutrification Potential [kg Phosphate-Equiv.] and ADP, Abiotic Depletion Potential [kg Sb-Equiv.] will be mentioned. Further LCA calculations using the tool ASCOT will be presented
LCC calculations in the NZEB-renovation of apartment blocks
This webinar was organized by CENERGIA part of KUBEN MANAGEMENT as a part of MORE-CONNECT training course. The presented concept of Life Cycle Cost (LCC) calculations covers such issues as how Net Present Value (NPV) and IR is calculated. Further the webinar shows the use of the tool ASCOT, which has been developed by the Danish MORE-CONNECT participant – CENERGIA for simultaneous saved energy & LCC calculations. The impact of cost reduction implementing some of the MORE-CONNECT prefab technologies presented as well and the results compared to the simple payback method. The ASCOT tool were also used for the concept development calculations in WP6 of MORE-CONNECT and the results of these actual calculations for a Danish reference building are presented.
Circular economy and sustainability
The webinar is an introduction to sustainable construction, how it is certified and what significance circular economics can have in the certification. The webinar starts with a presentation on sustainable construction with a review of the three sustainability aspects – environment, economy and social quality. Thereafter, some of the existing evaluation systems are being evaluated to assess the sustainability of a construction project and the pros and cons of these systems. In Denmark, the DGNB system has been chosen and adapted as a common platform of the total Danish construction sector, and the principles in the system are discussed. The importance of materials properties for sustainability certification is reviewed and illustrated by a concrete calculation of a material’s total life cycle. The potential for recycling / circular economy in the construction sector is illustrated by presenting a concrete survey conducted for the Danish island Lolland.
Estonian training materials