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Training course at Dolmen Hotel

The seminar served as training to both professionals/ technicians and policy makers. Two courses were held: one for the decision makers (3hrs) and one for the technicians/professionals (4hrs). For the first course targeted to decision makers and political people the following modules were chosen: 

·   Module 1: The CESBA MED Generic Framework concept and the multicriteria assessment methodology

·   Module 3: Case studies analysis (integration of building and urban scales): focus on decision making

The CESBA MED project: background information, objectives, methodology, deliverables were presented as well as an introduction to other sustainable assessment methods. Basic definitions and the structure of SBE Method was presented.  The structure of the CESBA MED Generic Framework Urban Scale and the CESBA MED Generic Framework Building Scale were discussed.

After introduction to the project, the SN Tool and the SB tool were presented as well as their direct application in a local case study. The University of Malta was chosen as the urban case study whilst the ICT building was chosen for the building case study.

For the second course targeted to professionals like: Architects, Civil Engineers, Planners, Mechanical Engineers, Electrical Engineers etc, the following modules were chosen:

·    Module 4: The assessment criteria of the contextualized CESBA MED SBTool – Building Scale

·    Module 5: Use of the contextualized CESBA MED SBTool – Building Scale

·    Module 7: The assessment criteria of the contextualized CESBA MED SNTool – Urban Scale

·    Module 8: Use of the contextualized CESBA MED SNTool – Urban Scale

During these modules, the locally selected criteria and the workings of the KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) were presented. For each indicator the: intent, unit of measure, information sources and the assessment method was explained. The calculation was illustrated step by step and an example was done. The scores were explained by further examples.

During modules 4,5,7,8 a workshop was held, where the tool was taught to the participants and a fictitious sustainable audit was done. Around 30 people in total attended the training.