Engineering Skills and Knowledge Related to nZEB Construction
- 10.2991/assehr.k.210203.097How to use a DOI?
- energy efficiency, buildings, nZEB, skills, academic curricula, engineering
The buildings sector is the largest energy- demanding and polluting sector in the global economy. The implementation of nearly Zero Energy Buildings contributes to reducing energy use and climate change. To support this construction there is a need for educating professionals with the required skills and competencies on energy-efficient buildings. This paper reports on the necessary knowledge to be acquired by engineers to deliver nZEB projects. Here, we identify the entire set of nZEB features described by the European Commission through the EPBD and highlight the concepts to be imparted for each of these technical features. We also present a methodology for analysing nZEB content in university curriculum and contributes to the continuing sustainability education discourse. Thus, it is hoped this study will inform education planners and researchers for gaining knowledge on nZEB teaching.
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TY - CONF AU - Victor Jose Torrejon Marina AU - Talat Munshi PY - 2021 DA - 2021/02/04 TI - Engineering Skills and Knowledge Related to nZEB Construction BT - Proceedings of the 6th UPI International Conference on TVET 2020 (TVET 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 107 EP - 110 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210203.097 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.210203.097 ID - Marina2021 ER -