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The challenges of energy efficiency: cooperation of Ukraine with the EU
Jean Monet module “The challenges of energy efficiency: cooperation of Ukraine with the EU” created by the project team aims to popularization and form a complex system of target audience knowledge connected with the introduction of European practices of energy efficiency management in Ukraine; of practical skills in the development and introduction of energy saving events, rational usage of energy sources both at home and in the workplace.
During the recent years the energy system of Ukraine has been in a difficult situation caused by the increased development of energetic branches of the economical complex; out-of-date technologies. Thus, the project team thinks that the top priority of the training course is formation of the new target audience thinking type, which is based on the understanding of consumed resources value, the problem of their insufficiency.
According to the first target the module envisages improvement of basic principles of the European model of energy efficient economy as well as overviewing strategic documents like “Green and White book”, corresponding Road maps, Directives, which allow to develop recommendations for Ukrainian legislation adaptation to EU standards, perform civil hearings.
It is especially topical for Ukraine during the crisis time to learn the European technical and technological system as well as funding energy efficient events. The experience of passive construction is thoroughly studied according to the “Passive House Classic” standard. The issue of spreading in Ukraine “Termodim” technology based on the primal Italian experience “Platsbau” and its popularization of energy efficient thermal blocks “Ytong Energo” in Germany, the USA, Canada, Israel, Holland, Finland is studied separately. On the basis of the existing project developments it is suggested to perfect the string of resource efficient load-carrying constructions based on the experience of Poland, Germany, Denmark, Latvia, Sweden.
The module envisages formation of the current knowledge in the sphere of energy audit according to European standards, overviewing methods and requirements for European countries about performing energy audit and energy management.
To implement technical and technological solutions, it is necessary to give the target audience the fundamental skills in assessment and adaptation of energy efficiency project funding instruments of European countries in Ukraine (by international organizations, ESCO - company, lessors, financial and credit institutions, collective investment institutions).
The method of distribution of European energy efficiency management practices is application of knowledge of the target audience in households and workplaces. It is planned to present the results of the training module in two monographs, in a manual, in scientific publications of the project participants and discuss them at conferences to promote the module further as a compulsory discipline for students in the master’s programmes.
Project relevance to the second specified target is confirmed by the materials, designed by the project team: meaningful lectures, accumulating the best European practices in the field of energy, team’s own research and its innovative developments. Innovative in content and form, practical classes will make it possible for the target audience to form skills of development of energy management system, a portfolio of energy efficiency projects, evaluation of their investment attractiveness, and most important - the formation of energy-saving habits, understanding of inevitability of energy-efficient and environmentally friendly lifestyle. The course is unique because the recommendations on implementing energy saving measures are aimed at different sectors of the economy, reforming the housing-communal services.
The training module is multidisciplinary as it accumulates knowledge of materials science, technologies and organization of production, project analysis, investment, Economics of enterprise.
Dissemination of the developed module is planned by means of Learning Management Systems. Its components are distance learning course, e-library system, where it is planned to place the didactic materials, monographs, conference proceedings, text and multimedia documents. Software platform will be used for sharing knowledge with other universities of Ukraine, Poland, Germany and in everyday work of enterprises. It is also planned to provide the consultative support of the target audience on future workplaces, that will facilitate the promotion of European practices in the field of energy saving. Material disposition of the module on information Web-resource, carrying roundtables, study visits and meetings with district communities of Poltava region will provide an opportunity to involve in education social groups that previously had no such access.