BeWare –  Building Resilience and Sustainability to Extreme Weather Events

  • Eco-design and social needs
    Ecodesign sets common minimum standards across the EU to remove substandard products from the market, reduce environmental impacts and achieve energy savings through better design. At the end of this module, the trainees will be able to support the decision-making process toward a more sustainable built environment and assess the environmental and social impact of the building life cycle in different contexts and sectors.
  • Insulation material
    Conventional solutions will be analysed, for example, ETICS (external thermal insulation composite system) with different layers of thermal insulation (e.g., expanded or extruded moulded polystyrene, mineral wool, expanded black agglomerated cork). Innovative solutions will also be presented, such as aerogel-based renders, and vacuum insulation panels, among others.
  • Nature-based and waste-based solutions
    Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) and waste-based solutions can improve resilience to extreme weather events and lower energy consumption. The module aims to integrate good practices and create a favourable framework for the emergence of local projects, focusing on NBS, circularity, and responsible waste management.

  • Energy efficiency and economic assessment
    Trainees will learn to comply with the EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, the EU Energy Efficiency Directive, and the Nearly Zero Energy Buildings. In addition, they will also learn to apply energy efficiency improvements and be able to assess economic gains and positive externalities.

  • Digitalisation
    Building Information Modeling (BIM), Internet of Things (IoT), 3D Laser Scanning and 3D Printing, Big Data Analytics, Augmented Reality and Drones are some of the innovations that can bring high benefits to construction. In the module, trainees will explore how to use these new technologies and their applications.

  • Risk assessment
    Adapting buildings and infrastructures to climate change and extreme weather events involve making decisions based on available climate projections and several sources of datasets, plans, and maps. Trainees will assess built environment climate change vulnerabilities and risks based on different climate types and geographic settings.

Sign up now and take advantage of this ERASMUS+ VET program “Development of Professional Courses in Building Resilience and Sustainability to Extreme Weather Events”.
The modules are independent and will be delivered on a 3 times per-week basis, of 1,5 hours each, and will take place after working hours (5:00 or 6:00 PM CET time).

 Eco-design and social needs -At the end of this module, the trainees will be able to establish and evaluate the characteristics of the building, Ecodesign in buildings, Sustainability in buildings, Sustainable building assessment scheme, Holistic social performance of a building, that should be addressed in the design of buildings’ resilience to climate change and climatic extremes and, at the same time, respect sustainable and energy-saving regulations.

“The course will be hosted online and on the ” BEWARE VET Digital Training Platform”, starting on Tuesday THE 28th of March and ends on 12th of April by Institute of Sustainability in Civil Engineering(INaB).

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Institute of Sustainability in Civil
Engineering(INaB), RWTH Aachen University,

Institute for Research in Environment,
Civil Engineering and Energy (IECE)


CRETHIDEV, UNIR – La Universidad en
Internet, CERIS Civil Engineering Research and Innovation for Sustainability