The overall aim of the MEDUCA-project is to demonstrate that energy efficient educational buildings, where the requirements for an attractive and healthy indoor environment are fulfilled, can be designed and built. This is to be achieved in new construction and refurbishment combining conventional and innovative technologies.
The aim is to create educational buildings, which will stand out as exemplary models of optimised integrated energy efficient design for new schools to be build or refurbished in the city/region where they are located, and which can also serve as the basis for the development of improved standards for this type of buildings in Europe.
Specifically it is the aim that the penetration of an integrated quality technological approach to energy efficient design of educational buildings as standard practice at local level and in the countries of the proposers will be the results of this co-operation.
In the MEDUCA project it was decided to carry out a qualitative evaluation based on a questionnaire developed in Sweden. Below is a summary of the first results achieved at the Danish school. The section of the Danish school identified for the MEDUCA project was subdivided in two parts of equal size C1 & C2. C1 was defined as a reference case for the qualitative user evaluation of C2. The user evaluation was carried through by letter all pupils and teachers in the two sections answer to a questionnaire developed by the Stockholm office of statistics and research in Sweden. 8 Teachers and 120 pupils from the C2 section and 9 teachers and 72 pupils from the C1 section participated. The questionnaire had 17 main questions an several sub-questions.The general picture of all questions is an overall improvement of the indoor comfort quality in the C2 section compared to the reference.
A monitoring programme developed according to the commonly agreed to monitoring procedure of the MEDUCA project has been launched on the BEMS system. Plots of indoor temperatures, CO2-levels, etc. can now be generated for each class room in the Danish and Swedish schools. For the other building projects this will follow.
The MEDUCA project encompasses 8 demonstration projects in 7 countries. 6 of the projects are refurbishments (DK, DE, NO, SE, GR, ES) and 4 are new constructions (NO, SE, IT, GR).