Establishing future-oriented training and qualification quality standards for fostering a broad uptake of sustainable energy skills in the European construction sector

Our mission

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Energy professionals: a profession without borders.
The construction sector is one of the main driver’s of the European economy. As sustainable buildings are on the rise, also sustainable energy professionals are more and more requested across Europe.

Availability and demand for skilled energy experts do not go hand in hand. In Europe we seem to have different perceptions of the skills needed to perform such a profession. Without taking into account the different legislations and language barriers.

So what can we do?
Our solution is to make comparable unify the current qualifications in sustainable energy across Europe. Doing so will help converge contents, curricula and trainings to be "state of the art". This implies that energy professionals' qualifications will be valid across borders, making it easier for them to find a job abroad.

To make this possible we are developing a European Skills Registry, a Skills Passport, an e-Inventory and a Match-Making hub.


Project results will be published here.

  • D2.1 - Baseline of national qualification standards and recognition policies

    The activities leading to this document are the starting point of the whole project, whose aim is to foster a common understanding of sustainable energy skills across Europe by promoting a competence quality standard, a European Skills Registry and a Skill Passport.

  • D2.2 - Competence quality standard for a common understanding of sustainable energy skills

    This document describes the methodology of the TRAIN4SUSTAIN Competence Quality Standard (CQS). The CQS allows the evaluation, scoring and reporting the level of competence of professionals, workers with regards to specific Areas of Expertise related to sustainability at building and urban scale.

  • D3.1 - Report on use cases and the specification of the platform

    This document describes the main features, characteristics and implementation details of the TRAIN4SUSTAIN platform, including the European Skills Registry, the Skills Passport and the Match-making Hub, developed by Geonardo.

  • D4.1 - Analysis of public sector obstacles and needs

    This document focuses on the sustainability skills of professionals and craftsmen as an important requirement to be included in public tenders concerning buildings. It aims to objectively analyse the state of art concerning professional skills requirements in the different European countries involved in the survey and provide a baseline for the development of policy recommendations and guidelines for Task 4.3. in TRAIN4SUSTAIN.

  • D4.2 - Analysis of Green and Sustainable Public Procurement (GPP) process in the EU

    The aim of this report is to analyse the exploitable approaches, methods and initiatives for improving the public procurement processes focused on sustainability and energy efficiency in the building sector, specifically in constructions, renovations and maintenance and related skills. The analysis is done at European and international level to draw conclusions that could be transferred to the national and regional EU construction market.

  • D3.3 - Inventory database and eLearning facility report
    The current deliverable details the background, objectives and the results of the development process in relation to the E-inventory of TRAN4SUSTAIN ESR platform and related features.
  • D2.4 - Tools for the market application
    The aim of this deliverable is to describe the uses and benefits of each tool that are available on the TRAIN4SUSTAIN (T4S) project platform, for the 3 main target groups categories considered.
  • D3.2 - Report on platform implementation and launch

    This document summarises the progress of the software development under the Task 3.2 (T3.2 Implementation of Platform and the implementation of sub modules) carried out by Geonardo.

  • D4.4 - Launch of a “pilot” Green Procurement Process (GPP) based on the findings and initial guideline design in a case study
    The aim of this document is to show how the scoring system of the CWA Methodology has been introduced in a pilot procurement case in a construction project in Catalonia and to make some guidelines in order to extrapolate it to other procurement processes. To facilitate the introduction of these requirements for both the client and the users to be evaluated, the ESR Platform is available