The Interactive Energy Saving Platform START2ACT *(http://bg.start2act.eu/) has been expanded with the first chapter of E-learning modules (http://bg.start2act.eu/interactive-energy-saving-platform/e-learning) since August 2017. E-learning is one of the many tools developed by START2ACT to help young SMEs and start-ups to save energy and reduce their costs on their workplaces by increasing their competitiveness.
What does START2ACT’s e-learning unique as a tool for promoting energy-efficient behavioral change?
The on-line e-learning course developed by START2ACT consists of simple, dynamic and practical modules aimed at owners and employees of small businesses. This virtual e-learning environment provides users with an extremely interactive opportunity to complete short energy efficiency courses and use different energy-saving options at work and at home.
E-learning is based on real-life situations in a real START2ACT office, so consumers will learn, together with experts and managers involved in START2ACT, how to save energy on a business day and implement appropriate energy efficiency measures at home.
START2ACT e-learning consists of three modules:
Energy efficiency On the Workplace introduces the basics of energy saving for lighting, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, office equipment and other devices.
Energy efficiency at Home focuses on home energy saving practices and allows for an assessment of potential energy savings from electrical appliances
Intelligent Energy Management is targeted at SME managers and start-ups, providing appropriate advises on procurement, monitoring and measurement, as well as employee commitment to behavioral changes to energy-efficient office culture.
The modules are divided into sections and after completing the module, users have the opportunity to run a test and to obtain the e-learning certificate START2ACT
* Additional features of the interactive energy saving platform START2ACT
START2ACT Knowledge Base
The Knowledge Base is a structured library for the available knowledge about energy efficiency in the office environment and home, united by experts from START2ACT. The information is presented in an interactive and freely accessible way.
An Energy Saving Competition
The Competition provides a motivating framework for SME employees to change their behavior towards energy efficiency through self-assessment and peer review.
Interactive Social Platform (under development)
The platform will enable users of various STAR2ACT services to engage in energy-efficiency communication at work and at home, providing support and useful advises. In addition, the platform will have the “Ask the Expert” section.