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Czech Technical University in Prague is one of the schools to start offering a unique new format of course completion certificate, the so-called microcertificate. Graduates of the two-semester lifelong learning course "Technical equipment of buildings for energy efficient and healthy buildings" will be the first to receive it.

The new European Directive on the energy performance of buildings will enter into force quite soon. Graduates of the CTU Lifelong Learning course "Technical Building Equipment for Energy Efficient and Healthy Buildings" will have an advantage because they will learn in advance how to implement the necessary tasks in practice. The Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, especially in the area of meeting the requirements for 'zero-emission buildings', is due to come into force for public buildings in 2027 and for all buildings in 2030.

The expert guarantor of the course and one of the lecturers is prof. Ing. Karel Kabele, CSc. from  Faculty of Civil Engineering, where lectures and practical teaching in laboratories will also take place. "It is the technical equipment that breathes life into buildings," says Professor Kabele. He says the course is aimed at a wide range of people, such as experts in heating, ventilation and air conditioning, but who nowadays also need knowledge from other sectors. Learners will also learn about important aspects that go beyond energy performance, such as healthy indoor environmental conditions, fire safety or accessibility for people with disabilities.

The course will be designed as a full-time course in both the winter and summer semesters. "The reason we will be meeting in person is because of the labs and experiments we will be doing, but the face-to-face format also gives us the opportunity to discuss topics," Kabele adds. In addition to him, other top experts from Faculty of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Faculty of Electrical Engineering will be lecturing in the course.

Graduates who meet the requirements for completing the course will receive a microcertificate, i.e. a certificate of successful completion of a shorter period of learning with a precise specification of the acquired competence. If there are qualification requirements for certain occupations, the microcertificate will provide evidence of these requirements. This certificate can then be presented by the holder to other bodies in the education and labour market, both at home and abroad - it is an EU-wide recognised document.

The first lecture of the winter semester will take place on 12 October; you can register for the course now here: A secondary school education is sufficient to apply and complete the course.

Prof. Kabele talks about the essentials of the course in a short video:

You can find all the lifetime courses offered at CTU in the Lifelong Learning Portal.

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Kateřina Veselá