The Teenergy schools guidelines
scientific experts, architects, designers, technicians, university students, experts, private operators exchanged their experiences and shared the solutions for the 12 Pilot Projects, at a transnational level. More specifically the five thematic brochures are as follows. Bioclimatic Architecture This brochure contains the synopses of the main presentations of the international conference/workshop which took place in November 21, 2009 at the Cyprus University of Technology, in Limassol, on “Bioclimatic Architecture in the Mediterranean”. In this workshop, the bioclimatic strategies, the new appropriate technologies and materials, were presented, through best practice examples of schools in the Mediterranean and with high energy efficiency. In this framework successful and effective realisations of bioclimatic applications from examples in Mediterranean were also presented. The new methodologies for energy audits in public schools and innovative energy audit and benchmarking systems that will be used for the TEENERGY schools aiming at the improvement of energy efficiency of schools in the Mediterranean, were also presented. Pilot projects with best practices and with special regards to EU policy strategies for public schools were illustrated and explained. Passive Cooling The Public Conference and the International Workshop on Passive Cooling were organized by the ARPA Sicily (Environmental Protection Agency of Sicily) and the Province of Trapani. The aim was to involve all the stakeholders (politicians, companies, students, teachers and school managers) on passive cooling techniques to improve the indoor comfort in the hot Mediterranean climate and the energy saving, for reducing costs and consumptions in the school buildings. Both the Public Conference and the International Workshop represented the first occasion for the Partners to compare
the results of the energy audits with the performance of each country. The Partners also compared the selected school buildings for the pilot projects, representing three typical climate conditions of the Mediterranean area: coastal, mountain and city. Indoor Comfort This brochure was based on the 3rd International Conference/ Workshop on “Indoor comfort and sustainable energy management in buildings” which was held on the 28th of May, in Granada. It was very successful due mainly to the high profile of the key Speakers and their interesting presentations. More than 200 participants attended the Conference with different professional expertise (architects, students, teachers, politicians, and energy sector professionals). High Energy Efficient Architecture for School Buildings– International Campus In this publication the results of the Campus are presented analytically as well as synopses of the presentations of the International conference that took place within its framework. The international Campus has gathered post graduate students from 4 partners’ countries during a three day Workshop. About 30 students collaborated in 5 international working groups on technical interventions on the PILOT SCHOOLS of the project, addressing theme focuses such as: energy saving techniques, employment of renewable
energies, integration of innovative materials, improvement of heating systems, strategies for natural ventilation, solar architecture and climate-adapted energy efficient envelopes. International experts have intervened with specific lectures during the Workshop. The TEENERGY Steering Committee meeting & Workshop venue was situated at the Physics Department in the University Campus (NKUA). The main theme of the Conference was “Bioclimatic Schools in the Mediterranean Region” and was held in the Metropolitan hotel in Athens on the 3rd of December. The attendance of the Conference was about 150 persons. Sustainable design Architecture case studies have been presented as well as the results of the Workshop. Guidelines With the evaluation of proposed solutions concluded at the Campus it was then be feasible to create a common Action Plan_ Energy strategy for the improvement of energy efficiency in school buildings in the Mediterranean region. From this, Guidelines and Executive Plans for the Mediterranean schools and educational buildings are formulated. These are very useful as they include examples of potential strategies to reduce energy demand and suggest how to achieve energy saving, exploring financial issues, implementing the use of renewable technology elements and optimising comfort, daylighting design and air quality and ultimately achieving energy efficiency in public schools.