The project CleanMobilEnergy will combine various renewable energy sources, storage devices, electric vehicles and controlled energy consumption through one unique smart energy management system. The development of this intelligent Energy Management System (iEMS) will increase the economic value of renewable energy and significantly reduce CO2 emissions. Therefore, one generic transnational iEMS, will be tailor made to the 4 specific City Pilots, namely Arnhem, London, Schwäbisch Gmünd and Nottingham, these pilots range from small size towns to large cities. The 4 City pilots cover different types of renewable energy sources, storage and electric vehicles as well as different contexts and very different city environments. These pilots were chosen to represent a wide range of city sizes and environments, which are essential to develop a widely applicable system for future implementation across Europe.
VIOLET addresses a common challenge among EU regions, home to a building stock of important traditional buildings. These buildings are an asset not only to residents, but also to various industries that sustain European economies, such as cultural tourism and ICT. The challenge is to create a building culture that is sympathetic to modern requirements of reinstatement and conservation for improved energy usage and reduced carbon emissions, without endangering architectural heritage. Without this forward-looking policy change, traditional buildings that are now a valuable asset could become a burden in the near future.
Interreg North West Europe project Housing 4.0 Energy (H4.0E) aims to develop a market for small, affordable near-zero energy homes (NZEHs) by adapting and applying new digital technologies, thus stimulating both consumer and supplier interest. Made up of five partner countries in North West Europe (NWE), the three and a half year H4.0E project will facilitate the uptake of low carbon and digital technologies, products, processes and services in the NWE housing sector to reduce carbon emissions and improve quality of life for homeowners in the region and beyond.
In strengthening key competences in VET, the outputs of this project will provide an open and collaborative environment for VET delivery staff across the EU to access resources that will help increase innovation across the VET sector, and also the quality and relevance of learning and teaching in line with the most up to date digital technologies. By introducing self-assessment into this process, VET staff can assess their own competencies in using digital technologies and where applicable upskill through a systematic process, using online learning materials and resources. Open access to the VET-TEDD.eu platform will support the CPD of VET delivery staff at all levels across the EU and shape future learning and teaching strategies by incorporating new, innovative practices in teaching vocational education.n and beyond.
The overall objective of SME POWER is to ensure that public policy for the low carbon economy is better adapted to the needs of non-energy intensive SMEs, thus enabling them to be a key driver in the low carbon shift at the European level. The four-year EU-fundend project hepls design public policy that shall guide EU non-energy intensive SMEs through the investment steps necessary for improving energy efficiency in their processes, buildings and products and for increasing their share of renewable energy. In other words, SME POWER will support SMEs’ in the move towards a synergic approach to a low carbon transition that considers all measures in which they can invest, including energy audits and monitoring, refurbishment of buildings, improved processes, innovative energy efficient products and capacity building.
The EMIC-GEM project aims to modernise the delivery of off-site and modular (OSM) construction advanced vocational education & training (AVET). For this purpose, by February 2022, the objectives of the EMIC-GEM project are to develop an innovative training model and competency framework, to provide open online educational resources to support AVET practitioners and to raise awareness on the adoption of OSM construction practices, particularly among SMEs and micro businesses.