BEST Institute for vocational training and personal training GmbH

Better Building

Certifying VET teachers as Energy Saving Advisers


A transfer system into three different European Societies

Increasing energy prices and threats of climatic changes are just a few recent aspects that have changed awareness in many European regions towards energy supply and consumption.These two are key elements of the acknowledged need to reduce energy consumption and to apply ecologic aspects besides other areas in the construction of buildings. However, throughout Europe, there is no homogenous awareness of requirements in this field.

Thus, the partners of this European project, supported by a number of strategic multipliers, will try to increase awareness and understanding of the ecological value of energy-saving construction, particularly by the improvement of vocational teaching contents in this field which, may lead one step closer to attaining the goals of the Kyoto protocol.

The European project Better Building has been introduced to foster awareness raising especially in construction relevant issues in Italy, Turkey and Slovenia. This shall mainly be achieved by providing teachers and trainers in VET with approved learning contents and training materials to VET teachers that show how to use energy-saving materials and how to reduce energy consumption in building construction.


  • Train the Trainer Qualification Curricula for acquiring additional competences in energy consulting, especially for renovation of existing buildings and heating and insulation rehabilitation in Italian, Turkish and Slovenian language.
  • Didactic guidelines and recommendations how to introduce these materials within the framework of existing teaching schemes, with relation to the specific demands and needs of individual users and to the specific learning cultures of the countries mentioned above and to the requirements of vocational training providers
  • An implementation concept how to put these materials into the learning practice, i.e. raising the interest of educational policy makers and the respective organisations.
EU-Program: Leonardo da Vinci
Coordination: BEST Institut für berufsbezogene Weiterbildung und Personaltraining GmbH
Contact: Karin Kronika, Helmut Kronika
Duration: November 2007 - October 2009

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.