Important | 2018-05-04

Master Degree in Innovative Technologies in Energy Efficient Buildings for Russian & Armenian Universities and Stakeholders – “MARUEEB” ERASMUS+ project is successfully continuing. One of the main objectives of the project is to establish and develop a new MSc program on INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES in ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDINGS for 3 Russian Universities and 2 Armenian Universities with affiliation to other 2 Russian Universities, according to student-focused or output-based approach (http://marueeb.sti.urfu.ru/en).

20 partners from various countries (Italy, Romania, Slovakia, Lithuania, Russia, and Armenia) are participated in the project activities. Project coordinator – University of Genoa (Italy). In Lithuania, main project activities are performed by KTU Institute of Environmental Engineering (APINI) and School of Economics and Business.

During December 2017 – May 2018, KTU APINI Assoc Prof Dr Irina Kliopova conducted intensive courses “Energy efficiency through Sustainable industrial development” for master’s students from 4 Russian Universities: Ural Federal University named after the first President of Russia B.N.Yeltsin (in Yekaterinburg), Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, Voronezh State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering and Tambov State Technical Universities.

Participants – students and lecturers from construction and architecture, applied ecology, environmental and civil engineering faculties of the above mentioned universities. Topics that were pre-selected by master’s students:

  • Application of Cleaner Production (CP) methods for energy efficiency (RECP), incl. in Energetic sector. Widely applied pollution prevention projects for increasing energy efficiency and decreasing environmental impact of combustion plants in EU were presented for master’s students. Student had possibilities practical evaluate environmental and economic effect of such projects. The discussion in group work focused on the use of renewable energy resources in Lithuania and Russia, as well as on the assessment of the real environmental impact of existing technologies using LCA.
  • Industrial ecology – main tool for sustainable industrial development. Case-studies with application of Process Integration and/or Industrial Symbiosis for energy efficiency in Industrial Sector were presented for student. Special attention was paid to the Environmental Impact Assessment of Planned Economic Activities or Strategic Documents. This is a very important issue when planning new industrial zones, in which ecological parks can be created applying the methods of Industrial Symbiosis.
  • Integrated waste management (IWM) for sustainable urban planning. Examples of IWM on company and regional level.

Examples of successful implemented projects in are of regional municipal waste management in Lithuania were presented. Particular attention has been devoted to the very important issue – the proper management of municipal biodegradable waste by exploiting their energy and material potential.