ENERGE - Energizing Education to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions


Project Summary

With the aging of the existing post-primary school building stock (new schools/deep retro-fits can take years from planning to completion) there is a need for low-cost solutions that enable long-term resource efficiency in schools & reduced greenhouse gas emission (GHG). EU building energy directives & climate actions to 2020 & 2030 underpin this necessity.

ENERGE addresses this need using targeted physical interventions that combine a web based platform & building sensors (e.g. electrical, thermal etc) with behavioural studies & new educational approaches that enable schools engage in energy & GHG mitigation. This holistic, adaptable & multidisciplinary approach will combine sociological, pedagogic & communications expertise with low cost technology, ICT interventions & systems engineering.

ENERGE will be demonstrated in schools in France, Germany, Luxembourg, Ireland, the Netherlands and the UK. ENERGE aims to achieve a minimum 15% reduction in total energy consumption at 12 demonstration site schools over the project period & will engage and enable management, teachers, students and maintenance staff (entire school ecosystem) to reduce energy consumption by developing a new web-based platform tailored to different stakeholder within the school ecosystem. Long-term impacts will be consolidated by the development of additional and revised educational material to supplement existing school curricula (for students aged 12-18 i.e. formative years).

ENERGE will track the effects of project initiatives beyond the school environment into the domestic environment of staff and students (24 homes) to monitor how interventions in school can have wider impacts beyond the school environment. ENERGE committees will be established in the demonstration schools to provide a focus for transnational engagement of project schools, longterm studies of the project impact & to enable the whole school community engage with & sustain energy efficiency & GHG mitigation.

ENERGE Business Community

The ENERGE Business Community brings together professionals in secondary education, energy service providers and policy makers who have a drive to make our schools in North-West Europe climate neutral in a viable manner. The community will meet, discuss and exchange experiences, ideas and best practices during project workshops and events and continue the discussion on-line in our LinkedIn group.

Project Partners

  • Centre-Val de Loire Region

    9 rue St Pierre Lentin – CS 94117
    Orléans cedex 1
    45041
    France

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  • Delft University of Technology

    1 Stevinweg
    Delft
    2628 CN
    Netherlands

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  • CASTeL Dublin City University

    CASTeL, School of Physical Sciences Dublin City University, Collins Avenue, Glasnevin
    Dublin
    Dublin 9
    Ireland

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  • Energy Agency Region of Trier

    1 Cläre-Prem-Straße
    Trier
    54292
    Germany

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  • University of Luxembourg

    162a Avenue de la Faïencerie
    Luxembourg
    L-1511
    Luxembourg

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  • R2M Solution LTD

    74 Holland Park
    London
    W113SL
    United Kingdom

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  • National University of Ireland Galway

    Alice Perry Engineering Building National University of Ireland
    Galway
    H91 HX31
    Ireland

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Lead partner

Organisation Address Email Website
National University of Ireland Galway Alice Perry Engineering Building National University of Ireland
Galway
H91 HX31
Ireland
eoghan.clifford@nuigalway.ie www.nuigalway.ie
Name Contact Name Email Country
Centre-Val de Loire Region Yann Baduel Yann.BADUEL@regioncentre.fr France
Delft University of Technology Natalia Romero Herrera n.a.romero@tudelft.nl Netherlands
CASTeL Dublin City University Eilish McLoughlin eilish.mcloughlin@dcu.ie Ireland
Energy Agency Region of Trier Achim Hill ahill@energieagentur-region-trier.de Germany
University of Luxembourg Stefan Maas stefan.maas@uni.lu Luxembourg
R2M Solution LTD Sander Smit sander.smit@r2msolution.com United Kingdom

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ENERGE will improve recognition among the whole school population of the issues (climate, societal, economic, environmental) associated with excessive GHG emissions. The project also seeks to question and understand the acceptance of that high energy consumption and by extension GHG emissions from schools.

The ENERGE project is supported by the following European partners:

The National University of Ireland Galway, University of Luxembourg, Delft University of Technology, CASTeL Dublin City University, Energy Agency Region of Trier, R2M Solution LTD, Centre-Val-de-Loire Region.

This cooperation currently allows 12 demonstration site schools to be taking an active part in GHG emissions reduction. Together, we aim to engage and enable management, teachers, students and maintenance staff (entire school ecosystem) to reduce the global energy consumption of each of those sites.

Max-Plank-Gymnasium Trier (Trier, Germany)

 

Max-Plank-Gymnasium Trier (Trier, Germany)

Max-Plank-Gymnasium Trier is located in the heart of the city, close to the train station and the Cathedral of Trier. It occupies a mixture of old (+100 years) and new buildings. The school has 1027 students and 93 teachers and 5 staff. The students are generally 10 years old in first year and 18-19 years old when they complete their final state examination and leave the school. The school was awarded the MINT-EC certificate for special achievements in mathematics, science and technology that has been valid nationwide since summer 2014.

Berufsbildende Schule Prüm (Prüm, Germany)

 

Berufsbildende Schule Prüm (Prüm, Germany)

Berufsbildende Schule Prüm is located in a rural area on the edge of the supervisory district of Trier, close to the German-speaking community of Belgium and Luxembourg. It consists of 3 buildings from different time periods (1954, 1966 and 1974). Approximately 950 students, generally from 15-21 years old, are currently enrolled in technical, methodological, social and personal areas, either full-time or part-time. There are 72 teachers and 3 support staff at the school.

 

Seamount College (Kinvara, Ireland)

 

Seamount College (Kinvara, Ireland)

Seamount College is located in the coastal town of Kinvara approximately 30km south of Ireland Galway. It occupies a mixture of old (1830, 1900 and 1930-60) and new buildings (prefabricated). The school has 490 students, generally aged from 12-18 years old, and 37 staff. After their first 3 years, students can follow an optional year called Transition Year. Seamount College follows the Department of Education & Science, Ireland, courses leading to Junior Cycle Assessment and Leaving Certificate.

Coláiste Éinde (Salthill, Ireland)

 

Coláiste Éinde (Salthill, Ireland)

Coláiste Éinde is located in the Salthill area of Galway City less than 1km from the popular Salthill promenade. It occupies buildings from 1928 (when the school first opened) and 1937. The school has 780 students, generally aged from 12-18 years old, and 80 staff. After their first 3 years, students can follow an optional year called Transition Year.

Lycée Gaudier-Brzeska (Saint Jean de Braye, France)

 

Lycée Gaudier-Brzeska (Saint Jean de Braye, France)

Gaudier-Brzeska is a Post-Primary and Vocational School, located in Saint-Jean de Braye, a few kilometers away from Orléans. The buildings it occupies were built in 1953. The school has 900 students, 110 teachers, and 35 management staff. It offers education for building trades, public works and surveyor, which includes new technologies, studies and economics of buildings, and energy management.

 

EPLEFPA Le Subdray (Le Sollier, France)

 

EPLEFPA Le Subdray (Le Sollier, France)

EPLEFPA Le Subdray is an Agricultural Post primary School which includes a Lycée, an apprentice training center, a center of adult professional training and a farm. The building it occupies were built in 2009, a few kilometers away from the city of Bourges. The school has 640 students, and carries out activities to raise awareness of sustainable development.

OSG Hugo de Groot (Rotterdam, Netherlands)

 

OSG Hugo de Groot (Rotterdam, Netherlands)

The OSG Hugo de Groot is a public secondary school for secondary education in the Charlois district of Rotterdam South. It is currently housed in a building built in the period 1948 -1955, and another one opened in 1999. The School has 624 students and 221 staff (including 164 teachers). It has the ambition to become the best and safest school in Rotterdam. Its final goal is to provide education from toddler to young adult.

Gymnasium Haganum (The Hague, Netherlands)

 

Gymnasium Haganum (The Hague, Netherlands)

The Gymnasium Haganum is one of the oldest public schools in the Netherlands, located in the city of The Hague. First mentioned in 1327, the school is currently housed in a monu- mental Renaissance Revival architecture building, built in 1907. It has around 700 students. The school has a vision to offer their students a broad educa- tion at a high level and with that an excellent preparation for a study at a university.

Lycée Technique du Centre (Luxembourg City, Luxembourg)

 

Lycée Technique du Centre (Luxembourg City, Luxembourg)

The LTC is located with two annexes in the centre of the capital, Luxembourg City and is also the largest school in the city. The most important part of the school is located in Limpersberg. The school has approximately 3600 students and apprentices from all over the world in more than 250 classes and supervised by some 340 teachers.

Lycée Technique de Bonnevoie (Luxembourg City, Luxembourg)

 

Lycée Technique de Bonnevoie (Luxembourg City, Luxembourg)

The school is located in the Bonnevoie district, a district of the City of Luxembourg whose centre extends along the road to Thionville. It provides schooling for students from the south-eastern periphery of the city of Luxembourg. Currently, about 2000 students are enrolled in the various classes of general secondary education and vocational training.


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