Stromspar-Check - ein innovatives Konzept zur Steigerung der Beschäftigungsfähigkeit Arbeitsloser durch ihre Qualifizierung zum Stromspar-Helfer sowie zur Umsetzung von Energieeffizienzmaßnahmen in einkommensschwachen Haushalten

6 Participating countries:
Start: 01-09-2014 - End: 31-08-2016
Project Reference: 2014-1-DE02-KA204-001553
EC Grant: 214143.9 EUR

Programme: Erasmus+
Key Action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices
Action Type: Strategic Partnerships for adult education

Summary

Already in 2008, the EU introduced its climate package. With the 20-20-20 targets as relevant part of the Europe 2020 Strategy, the CO2 emissions shall be reduced by 20 per cent until 2020, the share of Renewable Energies shall be increased by 20 per cent and the energy efficiency shall be raised by 20 per cent. Apart from the energy efficiency raise in all energy appliances and in the energy transition as well as the increasing replacing of fossil energy sources by Regenerative ones – as technological columns of climate protection – the behaviour of the households and other consumer groups needs to change. However, particularly low-income households are not able to balance the increasing energy prices with a reduction of electricity consumption. They also do not obtain the financial means to invest in electricity and energy saving devices. Relevant saving potentials remain unused. This was the starting point of our project Power Saving Check that was implemented by one association of craftsmen, one municipality and five educational institutions from Germany, Spain, Hungary, Italy and Romania.
The Power Saving Check, that has been already been offered nationwide in Germany, consists of the transfer of knowledge aimed at consumers in low income households, enabling them to deal consciously with energy for heating, cooking, lighting and the use of electronic devices, media and communication devices and to sensitise them for a higher attention in the purchase of according devices relating to their need of energy. This knowledge transfer was done in form of a free consultation – the Power Saving Check. By the change of the user behaviour and low investments (Direct Installations), the electricity, water and heating energy consumption of those households is greatly reduced. The consultation is implemented by so-called Power Saving Checkers – unemployed people, particularly long-term unemployed people and unemployed young people – and requires an appropriate qualification. An adequate further education was not offered in the partner countries before our project.
In the course of the project, the following results were achieved:
• Based on the transfer of the concept Power Saving Check, curricula and handbooks for the training of Power Saving Checkers were transferred to Spain, Hungary, Italy and Romania, tested in practice, optimised and submitted to the responsible institutions for certification.
• In addition, newly developed blended-learning courses make a qualification as Power Saving Checkers in the partner countries possible – independent from the place and in any case cost and time saving.
• In the frame of a pilot training, 16 experienced adult educators from Spain, Hungary, Italy and Romania were enabled to train Power Saving Checkers and to disseminate their knowledge to multipliers.
• During the test phases in the partner countries, 59 unemployed people and 11 staff members of handicraft enterprises were qualified as Power-Saving-Checkers. They implemented Power Saving Checks in 104 low-income households.
• Due to the 768 Direct Installations (energy saving lamps, shower saving heads, socket boards etc.) that were fixed during their course, within one year 89.311 kWh electrical energy and 1.955 m³ water will be saved in those households. The CO² emission will in the same year be reduced by 77.828 kg.
• The Online Power Saving Calculator that was also developed during the project elaborated the calculation and publication of those savings.
• The close co-operation with different stakeholders, particularly SME, during the implementation of the project activities in the partner countries led to the fact that new forms of partnerships between education and employment could be developed.
In the long-term, Power Saving Check contributes to enable relevant stakeholders and decision makers at the national level to use the potentials and resources existing in the partner countries better to extend their systems of general education (ET 2020), to increase their employment rate, to reduce CO2 emissions and to improve the energy efficiency (Europe 2020).

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Transferred Curriculum and Handbook for the training of Power Saving Checkers - German language version


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Transferred and translated Curriculum and Handbook for the training of Power Saving Checkers - English language version


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Transferred, adapted, tested, optimised and translated Curriculum and Handbook for the training of Power Saving Checkers - Spanish language version


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Transferred, adapted, tested, optimised and translated Curriculum and Handbook for the training of Power Saving Checkers - Hungarian language version


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Transferred, adapted, tested, optimised and translated Curriculum and Handbook for the training of Power Saving Checkers - Italian language version


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Transferred, adapted, tested, optimised and translated Curriculum and Handbook for the training of Power Saving Checkers - Romanian language version


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Transferred training material for the Pilot Training and Multiplier Trainings - German language version


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Transferred and translated training material for the Pilot Training and Multiplier Trainings - English language version


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Transferred, adapted, tested, optimised and translated training material for the Pilot Training and Multiplier Trainings - Spanish language version


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Transferred, adapted, tested, optimised and translated training material for the Pilot Training and Multiplier Trainings - Hungarian language version


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Transferred, adapted, tested, optimised and translated training material for the Pilot Training and Multiplier Trainings - Italian language version


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Transferred, adapted, tested, optimised and translated training material for the Pilot Training and Multiplier Trainings - Romanian language version


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Excel-Tool for the calculation of savings in households due to direct installations (energy saving lamps, sockets, flow limiter, shower saving heads etc.) in the fields of electricity and water - German language version


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Excel-Tool for the calculation of savings in households due to direct installations (energy saving lamps, sockets, flow limiter, shower saving heads etc.) in the fields of electricity and water - English language version


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Excel-Tool for the calculation of savings in households due to direct installations (energy saving lamps, sockets, flow limiter, shower saving heads etc.) in the fields of electricity and water - Spanish language version


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Excel-Tool for the calculation of savings in households due to direct installations (energy saving lamps, sockets, flow limiter, shower saving heads etc.) in the fields of electricity and water - Hungarian language version


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Excel-Tool for the calculation of savings in households due to direct installations (energy saving lamps, sockets, flow limiter, shower saving heads etc.) in the fields of electricity and water - Italian language version


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Excel-Tool for the calculation of savings in households due to direct installations (energy saving lamps, sockets, flow limiter, shower saving heads etc.) in the fields of electricity and water - Romanian language version


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Link to the Online-Tool (Power Saving Calculator)


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Blended learning Course for the training as Power Saving Checker - German language version


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Blended learning Course for the training as Power Saving Checker - English language version


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Blended learning Course for the training as Power Saving Checker - Spanish language version


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Blended learning Course for the training as Power Saving Checker - Hungarian language version


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Blended learning Course for the training as Power Saving Checker - Italian language version


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Blended learning Course for trainers of Power Saving Checkers - Romanian language version


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Partners

Human Eröforrasert Egyesület Del-Alföldi Regio
Kiskunhalas
Bács-Kiskun
Organisation type: Non-governmental organisation/association/social enterprise
BKMKH Munkaügyi Központja
Kecskemet
Bács-Kiskun
Organisation type: Regional Public body
Bildungsinstitut PSCHERER gGmbH
Lengenfeld
SACHSEN
Organisation type: Other
DECROLY,SL
Santander
Cantabria
Organisation type: Other
Fundatia romano-germana de pregatire si perfectionare profesionala in domeniul constructiilor
Timisoara
Vest
Organisation type: Other
The Environmental Academy Ltd.
Gateshead
Kent
Organisation type: Small and medium sized enterprise
LVH Bildung & Service Gen.
Bozen
Organisation type: Higher education institution (tertiary level)
KISKUNHALAS VAROS ONKORMANYZATA
KISKUNHALAS
Bács-Kiskun
Organisation type: Local Public body

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