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USE Efficiency Summer School - Presentations

In 2012 the IET Built Environment Sector was invited to participate in the USE Efficiency Summer School in London.

Turning students into tomorrow’s Built Environment practitioners and champions of energy efficiency

In 2012 the IET Built Environment Sector was invited to participate in the USE Efficiency Summer School in London.


The primary challenge was to establish who the key stakeholders were in the Olympic Park infrastructure delivery and ask them to present their case study material to a selection of top European students in building design.  The Olympic build industrial partners then set case study challenges to the student groups, which were presented back to the industrialist at their Summer School.

Training the next generation of energy efficiency experts is the overriding goal of the USE Efficiency project which has been funded by the Intelligent Energy Europe Programme. From June 2009 to January 2012, universities, enterprises and institutes have been working together to improve student education and to spread understanding of methodologies and technologies relating to energy efficiency action. The USE efficiency project has involved 10 EU countries (nine Universities and four market players) and focused on the improvement of energy efficiency in university buildings and the establishment of training programmes for university students. This year, the programme has targeted sports buildings and the USE Efficiency Association was able to arrange a special edition of the summer school during the Olympic Games in London in conjunction with the IET, the Italian Ministry of Environment, the Newton -Guardian Channel and the ODA, and with a number of major construction firms involved in the Olympic also participating to share their experience and provide case studies.

Keynote Presentations

Daniela Melandri new window , Director USE Efficiency Association

Pau Garcia new window , Audi, European Commission

Steve Wilkinson new window , Director, Guardian Newton Science Channel

Student presentations by project

Group 1 new window presentation: Rio de Janeiro Athletic Stadium

Group 2 new window Presentation: National Football Stadium in Krakow

Group 3 new window Presentation: Basketball FIBA Arena – Rome

Group 4 new window Presentation: Mixed Use Sports Complex – Rio de Janeiro

Group 5 new window Presentation: Cairo Olympic Stadium


If you have any case studies, white papers or industry insights or useful links that you would like included on this site, contact the IET Built Environment Sector Head.