RCE Middle Albania-2017

1. Project Title: 
EDUfootprint School Low Carbon Footprint in Mediterranean cities
2. Thematic area/s addressed by the project
Other (please clarify) : 
Carbon footprint
3. Project partner contact information : 
Province of Treviso
Project leader
Main Contact: 
Valentina Mattara
Valentina Mattara
Province of Treviso
Alternative project contact: 
Alma Fataj
RCE middle Albania
4. Project type
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5. Project description
Provide a short description of the project including strategies, regional challenges, aims and specific project activities.: 

EduFootprint intends to raise capacity of owner and managers of public buildings for better management of energy; it will be
done considering not just direct energy impacts of buildings (consumption), but also indirect ones (public procurement or
general awareness and behavior). Activities will be concentrated in the test and transferability of an integrated energy strategy
with a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) approach in schools, consisting in the elaboration and implementation of energy efficient
practices integrated with local Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAPS).

Ambiente Italia, partner of EduFootprint project, has developed a tool that allows calculating automatically the Environmental footprint of schools: EduFootprint Calculator.The Calculator measures resource consumption and activities carried out in the school and converts this in the environmental impact due to the supply of resources and assimilation of waste generated. It may help owners and manager of schools to identify the main environmental impacts of everyday activities and encourage progress towards more sustainable practices. It considers not just direct consumptions of building (as for instance, energy or water) but also other activities that have impacts on the environment linked to the school, for instance Mobility (from home to school but also due to educational trips and travel excursions).
EduFootprint Calculator is an Excel file with different worksheets; the main one is Data Entry, which is filled in with the data collected from schools, divided in five groups: 1. Building consumption (electric energy, thermal energy, water consumption)  2. Product consumption (paper products, stationery products, toilet and cleaning products, equipment, chemical used in labs, gardening) 3. Mobility (internal vehicles, home-school, travel excursions) 4. Food (canteen, cafeteria, dispensing machines) 5. End of life (wastes, wastewater)  

RCE middle Albania participate in this project by engaging the local partner, Europen University of Tirana, UET Center. Five school from two municipalities of Tirana and Elbasan, are used for collecting data and testing the calculator. The total number of schools participating in this project is 53 schools from 7 Mediterranean regions, of countries, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Sllovenia, Albania and Greece.                                                           





6. Project status
On Going
8. Tagging
Tags (choose up to 5): 
UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
SDG 3 - Ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages: 
SDG 4 - Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all: 
SDG 6 - Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all: 
SDG 7 - Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all: 
SDG 11 - Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable: 
SDG 12 - Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns: 
SDG 13 - Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts: 
SDG 15 - Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification and halt and reverse land degradation, and halt biodiversity loss: 
SDG 16 - Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels: 
SDG 17 - Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalise the global partnership for sustainable development: