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BRICKS - Pillar II

The project aims to develop tools and methodologies to set up training systems to increase the knowledge, skills and competences of workers in the field of buildings refurbishment in order to intensify the introduction of Renewable Energy Sources and improve Energy Efficiency in the old as well as in the new buildings to reach Almost Nearly Zero Building (ANZB) stocks by 2020.


The project aims to:
- develop qualification schemes based on the output of the Italian BUILD UP Skills Manual produced in Pillar one and on some pilot experiences developed in the last years in several EU projects;- identify the strategy to remove the obstacles detected in the BUS roadmap to promote VET qualification scheme and certification criteria to meet the new requirements as, for instance, the onsite workers qualification scheme, but also certification of non-formal and informal competences necessary to meet the requirements of RES and EPBD directives;- promote/implement local good practices at national level;- start the development of national standards (UNI/CEI) for the different workers’ profiles based on the EQF schemas and produce the first draft standards;- set up the certification procedure with accredited bodies;- produce learning content to be shared among all the VET systems;- promote the training of trainers and their qualification;- promote pilot studies for training workers on the construction sites;- promote a quality label for the enterprises recruiting qualified workers;- promote the endorsement campaign and a mutual recognition among the Italian regions and Italian chambers of commerce;
- promote mutual recognition with other European countries with other “pillar II projects”.

Project details

Level of Progress: 
EU contribution: 
Trade / Profession: 
  • energy efficiency
  • renewable energy systems

National contact information

Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy & Sustainable Economic Development
Anna Moreno

Project patner(s)

Fondazione Istituto Tecnico Superiore Energia e Ambiente
Comitato Termotecnico Italiano Energia e Ambiente
SVIM - Sviluppo Marche S.p.A. - Società Unipersonale