“What do I learn as an energy scout?” – a workshop session in Brno

Energy efficiency projects save energy and reduce CO2 emissions – but how can these effects be calculated? This was one item high at the agenda of 18 Czech Energy Scouts at their last workshop in Brno yesterday.

Soon they will need to convince their colleagues and the management of implementing their ideas – strong arguments like low energy costs are needed as much as communication skills in order to be successful. The participants from nine companies practiced presenting the projects they have developed already and received advise and recommendations from the tutor and their fellow Energy Scouts.

Feedback for the tutors and team of Young Energy Europe was another item on the agenda. How can the quality of the Energy Scout qualification be improved? Is the knowledge presented in the workshops applicable in practice? Does the timig and the set-up the workshop fit into the working routines of young professionals? Above all, the scouts praised two aspects, the strong practical orientation of the workshops and the calculations they learned and applied to the projects. The feedback was positive – all participants recommended the qualification.

In the afternoon the Energy Scouts visited the AdMaS science center and comprehensive civil engineering research institution of Brno University of Technology. Green facades and roof-tops, solar modules integrated into the building, heat recovery from waste water and recycled grey water were demonstrated and explored.

With new ideas and lots of energy gained from the workshop, the energy scouts said farewell until October 9 when they will present their energy and resource efficiency projects at the award ceremony for the Best Czech Energy Scout of the year 2019 before an expert jury.

 

How can carbon dioxide emissions be reduced in operational processes and how can this be calculated? (©AHK Czech Republic)

A tutor lectures on effective presentations. (©AHK Czech Republic)

Visiting the AdMaS research centre – green facades reduce heat losses and improve the micro climate. (©AHK Czech Republic)

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