Energy & Sustainability Master Class
Published on: 2012-09-19
A project of communication, information, education and professional training for designers, construction companies, producers of constructive elements and final users.
Organisation: PVC Forum Italia
Timing: June - December 2012
Goal of the project: The Energy & Sustainability Master Class is a project of communication, information, education and professional training for designers, construction companies, producers of constructive elements and final users. It aims at promoting innovation and quality and at guaranteeing the final users on the durable and safe use of products, with particular attention to energy and sustainability aspects for the construction of sustainable and nearly-zeroenergy buildings.
The Energy & Sustainability Master Class addresses the analysis of production, design and management of systems and components for different applications.
Project Development or methodology: The Master Class project included a series of conferences for installers(3-5 October), companies and converters (Oct. - Dec.), designers (22 November), users and administrators (Dec. 2012 - Jan. 2013). Theconjunction with other meetings/events on sustainability organised inthe same period such as MADE and SAIE, suggested the PVC Forum to exploit synergies, in some cases, with other external events.
The Master Class installation was organised in the framework of the Made Expo, where the majority of the installers were present (more than 300 people attended the six courses).
The Master Class for companies and converters was separated indifferent meetings dedicated to specific applications sectors.
The Master Class for users and administrators has been presented to primary administrators associations.
Project outcome or (expected) results: In total more than 600 people, companies representatives, designers, installers, administrators of buildings, were involved in the Master Class.
A specific documentation has been set up in order to provide participants with a solid background on PVC sustainability and on PVC industry sustainable development programmes.
Technical documents on PVC applications in the B&C sector were also provided and speakers’ presentations and lecture notes included. All the materials were collected and distributed in electronic format with a USB key. All the materials (invitation letters, press releases, official communications, etc) included the VinylPlus and PVC Forum logos.
A communication campaign supported the development of the project in order to maximise visibility and impact on stakeholders.