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Transferring knowledge for the improvement of capacity building

26 Jul 2018
The main objective will be to achieve a foundational impact on green building in the Arctic region.
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Project partners from GrAB will make a special effort to disseminate and exploit the results of the project. Doctor Bjørn R Sørensen, from UIT The Arctic University of Norway and GrAB lead partner, explains that knowledge will be transferred to professionals in municipalities and companies as well as to university students through education courses, training sessions for companies and 'green' procurement training.

  • Education courses will be organised at university level for bachelor and master students in building, energy and environmental engineering. "The module intends to give the students a common understanding of the laws and regulations, current state and best practice in building, energy and environmental questions in the neighboring countries, and point out the differences between the countries both in regard of regulations and culture", adds Doctor R Sørensen. 
  • Training sessions for companies will focus on energy efficiency and green building methods and techniques. According to GrAB project leader, "the companies will get a common understanding of the laws and regulations, current state and best practice in building, energy and environmental questions in the neighboring countries, and point out the differences between the countries both in regard of regulations and culture". The objective will be to prepare companies for a future cooperation and trade between the countries.  
  • Green procurement training will increase competence for private companies and local governments. The objective will be to train the companies and local governments how to describe 'green' technologies in a tender, engineering and procurement phase of a project. "It is recommended to take greater account of environmental considerations in public procurement of products and services in order to improve the environmental performance of public procurement, and thereby promote continuous improvement in the environmental performance of products and services", explains Sørensen. 

Of course, all project results will be disseminated and communicated to key target groups through an elaboration of a dissemination plan, project website, brochures, posters/banners, press releases and social media platforms. 


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