Upgrading training schemes for building workers and building up demand for skilled workers to boost sustainable construction in Hungary

The aim of the project

The aim of the project is to create a voluntary qualification system (quality labelling) based on the participatory strategy and actions of the Sustainable Construction Skill Alliance. This would create 1) positive reinforcement for HVAC skilled workers to invest trainings to gain practical skills related to sustainable construction and 2) could provide homeowners with reliable information on the skills and qualities of construction workers. This requires double action:

While having a clear interest in coordinating the actions in European level this project is strictly based in Hungary, because of the strong links between demand management for skilled labour as the major incentive for undertaking the proposed trainings.

According to the National Energy Strategy 2030 in year 2010 the 40 % of all energy consumed in Hungary was consumed in our buildings, out of which about 80% is consumed for heating and cooling (heating, hot water usage and cooking). Out of the approximately 4.3 million flats of residential building stock, 70 % does not comply with the up-to-date thermal engineering requirements. Therefore we concentrate our efforts to persuade home owners to invest in highly skilled labour to improve energy usage of their homes, to contribute to the national and EU 2020 goals.

The choice of our work of action is grounded by the following facts:

Therefore concerted actions are necessary to improve both the energy skills of the workforce and to create perceptive national circumstances that investing in these skills would be profitable and rewarding in the number of commissions.

Major outputs & expected results


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