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EE MUSIC Train-the-Expert, Bulgaria


The EE MUSIC Train-the-Expert Training in Sofia, Bulgaria is addressed to energy consultants and technical employees of small to medium sized clubs and event venues. The focus of this two-day training course will be on energy management and energy audit schemes for small to medium sized venues, including an introduction in the structure of the industry, an overview of energy efficient equipment for the event business and the analysis of structural measures – possible financing models for venues will also be dealt with. On the basis of the results gained by the Green Club Index in Germany and the research of Julie’s Bicycle in England, case studies of international top locations will be presented and successful measures and tools which were particularly effective in the energy management of these venues will be elaborated.

Participants of the two-day training course are offered the unique chance to gain insights about the energy management of internationally renowned locations and can receive practical knowledge for the new and expanding market for the energy management of event venues. The training is free of charge and will be held in English. Participants will receive a certificate.

Where:
Sofia, 120 Kiril i Metodii Str, United Partners

When:
28. - 29. April
The attendance to the workshop is free!

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Nina Hillekum is a Senior Project Manager at Berlin based Think-Do Tank THEMA1 specialized in accelerating the transition to a Low Carbon Society and responsible for EE MUSIC, the first pan- European project to reduce the music event industry’s energy consumption significantly.


EE MUSIC covers 27 European countries and is co- funded by the Intelligent Energy Europe programme. As an expert with a background in sustainability policy, she is also deeply involved in the work of the PEF World Forum, an international platform to discuss corporate best practices and emerging tools to support environmentally friendly consumption models. She has been already involved in the German PCF Pilot Project, the first project of its kind in Germany to assess a methodology to calculate PCF for products and service and to feed the results into international negotiations and national policy considerations. Further, she manages an event format called Dialogue Forum that gathers experts from politics, business and civil society to discuss topics such as the handling of Green energy within PCF/ PEF calculations. She also contributes to the Green Music Initiative, a NGO to kick off and support sustainability measures within the music and entertainment industry.


At the think-do-tank THEMA1 Jan Christian Polania Giese develops and conducts projects on product and corporate carbon footprinting in different sectors. Through his work as programme director at the Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) World Forum he is contributing to international standardisation and implementation of sustainable consumption and production. Jan Christian has an academic background in environmental engineering (TU Berlin) and graduated from the HPI School of Design Thinking in Potsdam. He developed the Green Club Index, a project to introduce carbon reduction measures to the club sector. In 2014 he launched the Green Pictures Group that promotes more sustainable ways of TV and film production. Jan Christian teaches at the University of Popular Music and Music Business Mannheim in the field of Green Touring. In the EE MUSIC project he lectures at trainings on energy efficiency in the music event industry and conducts energy audits for clubs and medium sized venues.


Day 1 | 28. April 2015

Time

Module

Module contents

10:00

Introduction

10:30

1

Introduction to the
music event industry
and its structures

a) Industry Structure
b) Types of Venues and Clubs and working
with the Music Event Sector
c) Music Venues & Carbon; Averages and
Benchmarks

11:30

Coffee break

11:45

2

Energy Management
for Clubs and Medium-
Sized Venues
(Part 1)

d) Analyse and Understand
e) Use Power Efficiently
· Adaptation and Optimisation of User
Behaviour
· Refrigeration
· Lighting
· Heating, Ventilation, Air
Conditioning (HVAC)
· Sound
· Office
· Insulation & Improving Building
Efficiency

13:00 Lunch

14:00

2

Energy Management
for Clubs and Medium-
Sized Venues
(Part 2)

f) Use Renewable Energy
g) Good Practice Examples

15:30

Coffee break

16:00

3

Engagement &
Communication

h) Involvement of Stakeholders and Service
Providers
i) Sustainability Communication
j) Industry Networks

17:00

Details on organisation for next day

17:30

End of day 1

19:30

Voluntary joined dinner in the city centre (at own expenses)

 

 

Day 2 | 29. April 2015

Time

Module

Module contents

10:00

Meeting at venue for energy audit.
Details to be announced the day before.

13:00

Lunch

14:00

4

Financing

k) Business Analyses and Case Studies
l) Funding Schemes for Energy Efficient
Equipment and Energy Audits

14:45

5

The EE MUSIC IG Tools
and other resources
(part 1)

m) The EE MUSIC IG Tools for Festivals and
Clubs

15:15

Coffee break

15:30

6

The EE MUSIC IG Tools
and other resources
(part 2)

n) Environmental Audit Schemes
o) Carbon Offsetting

16:30 Final discussion

17:00

End



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