Train the Trainers

Train the Trainers: Train Chinese Construction Sector SMEs in Energy Saving Techniques and Technologies

The economic boom of the past two decades in China has spurred enormous capital investment in construction that accounts for a third of overall energy consumption. The construction adds another dimension to sustainability challenges as a result of low-energy efficiency in buildings, poor quality of construction materials and poor installation techniques. Additionally, a number of representatives have the mindset that good quality is not worth paying for.

The objective of the SWITCH-Asia "Train the trainers in Construction" project was the incorporation of energy efficiency measures in the design and construction of buildings, through a practical training program for Chinese construction sector SMEs and representatives of key related government agencies. The activities included:

  • Providing training courses to Chinese construction SMEs
  • Promoting European building standards and best practices
  • Contributing to the development of an enabling policy environment (i.e. to create a setting that reinforces and/or stimulates enterprises to change their behaviour).


Duration: 2/2009 - 7/2013

Total budget: EUR 2,979,198 (EU Contribution: 80%)


Mr. Bob MAO
Tongji University

Energy Efficiency Building Training Center

1239 Siping Road

Yangpu District

Shanghai 200092, China
200021 Shanghai

European Union Chamber of Commerce in China (EUCCC) European Union Chamber of Commerce in China (EUCCC)
The EUCCC is recognised by the European Commission and Chinese authorities as the official voice of European business in China. The EUCCC is highly involved in project management, outreach and multiplier events, and in enabling policy environment showcase
Swedish Environmental Research Institute (IVL) Swedish Environmental Research Institute (IVL)
IVL is an independent research body involved since 1966 in the development of solutions to environmental problems on behalf of the business sector of the community. IVl specialises in sustainable buildings, climate and energy, air and transport, resource
Tongji University Tongji University
Tongji University is one of China’s leading universities with engagements in energy and core techniques and environmentally friendly practices projects. Tongji University is deeply engaged in energy and environment-related technologies, research and tra
Impact Sheet Impact Sheet
In this final publication, the Train the Trainers project reported on the economic social and environmental impacts as well as its achievements in terms of target group engagement, policy development and Europe-Asia cooperation. The project has completed in 2013.

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