4RinEU launches a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)

As European buildings are responsible for 36% of CO2 emissions, the subject of deep renovation of buildings has become central in its role for making Europe climate neutral by 2050. Henceforth, there is a compelling need for a new set of skills to deep renovation projects. 4RinEU MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) offers to new professionals in the construction sector a comprehensive set of lessons and training materials to develop such skills.

The course introduces the basics of deep renovation in residential buildings, though some modules are applicable to any kind of building. The student will be able to get a grasp of energy efficiency in buildings, and how to achieve a deep renovation project based on passive and active technologies.

4RinEU course is intended to teach and form a new generation of skilled practitioners of the deep area of sustainable built environment. It welcomes students of any built environment discipline and overall, any professionals in the built environment (designers, engineers, architects, researchers, developers, contractors, facility managers).

The effort also included the framing within the European multilingual classification of Skills, Competences and Occupations (ESCO) as well as Universal Design for Learning principles.

The course is structured in 6 weeks:

  • Week 1 – Towards 2050 Carbon Neutrality: the role of energy efficiency in buildings
  • Week 2 – Building envelope: prefabricated multifunctional façade
  • Week 3 – Building performance calculation and data analysis: definition, procedure, data flow and results representation and analysis
  • Week 4 – Deep renovation process: supporting decision
  • Week 5 – Integration of renewables: early design methodology for renewables
  • Week 6 – Lessons learnt from case studies

Go to 4RinEU Massive Open Online Course