Dragomir Tzanev is coordinator of the successfully completed BUILD UP Skills - Bulgaria and ongoing BUILD UP Skills EnerPro, Train-to-NZEB and Fit-to-NZEB projects (Horizon 2020 program of the European Commission); team leader of EnEffect for the projects NET-COM, PassREg, EuroPHit, EmBuild and ECHOES (Intelligent Energy – Europe & Horizon 2020), and Financing Energy Efficiency Investments for Climate Change Mitigation (United Nations Economic Commission for Europe).
Author of a series of publications and lecturer at numerous international conferences in the field of sustainable energy development, training on energy efficiency and RES in buildings, principles of passive and nearly zero-energy buildings, and municipal energy planning.
Professional Training and Education for Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings
The European projects BUS EnerPro and Train-to-NZEB helped us create 12 new training programs for energy efficiency and renewable energy in buildings - for building professionals, blue-collar workers and teachers. On their basis, we already conducted 29 courses and trained 433 specialists. We are moving forward with the establishing of a new training and demonstration center at the Sofia University of Architecture and Civil Engineering, where together with Passive House Institute - Germany, Bulgarian Construction Chamber and our partners from professional high schools and vocational training centers we will substantially enhance this activity.