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    In EU, buildings account for 40% of all energy use, half of which could be saved through simple and effective measures, such as better insulation. Apartment buildings of the 20th century in Estonia can be renovated to consume at least 30% less energy. The number of such buildings is ca. 500 000 in Eastern Europe. Estonian craftsmen and building workers have to be highly educated and informed about the issues of energy efficiency to contribute to the EU2020 goals achievement and meet the market demand for competence.

    The objective of the BUILDEST project (Development of the Estonian Continuing Education and Training Roadmap and Action Plan for the Building Sector to 2020) was to embed training on efficient and sustainable energy solutions for buildings in the mainstream curricula and practice of building professionals in Estonia, taking into account the expected contribution of the building sector to the national 2020 targets and the requirements for ‘nearly zero-energy buildings’. The ultimate goal of the Roadmap and Action Plan on education is to encourage relevant national stakeholders to provide trainings, modify and innovate (the existing) qualification system requirements so as to improve considerably the level of continuing education in the building sector, taking into account common European trends.