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Blockchain for energy efficiency training in the construction industry

Celik, Yasin ORCID:, Barbero, Irini, Hodorog, Andrei ORCID:, Petri, Ioan ORCID: and Rezgui, Yacine ORCID: 2024. Blockchain for energy efficiency training in the construction industry. Education and Information Technologies 29 (1) , pp. 323-349. 10.1007/s10639-023-12261-y

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The construction sector faces the urgent need to prioritize energy efficiency due to an increasingly stringent regulatory landscape in response to the climate change agenda. Central to this transition is the pivotal role of education in equipping professionals with the necessary knowledge and skills. Educational solutions have emerged as powerful tools for promoting awareness and interventions to mitigate climate change. This article provides a case study that highlights the successful utilisation of computer technology in delivering digital solutions to advance energy education and promote more informed energy practices in the construction industry. The utilisation of digital technologies can enhance collaborative efforts in energy efficiency training, which is of critical significance in ensuring the security, sovereignty, transparency, immutability, and decentralisation of interventions related to energy education. This paper presents a framework that utilises Blockchain technology to facilitate training labelling and authenticity based on smart contracts and mobile passports to provide a secure and efficient solution for the delivery of training and education in the energy domain. Our research examines the challenges and opportunities related to energy efficiency training within the construction industry. By integrating industry-specific insights, exemplifications, and case studies, we provide an in-depth understanding of the interconnection between energy efficiency education and digital solutions with the unique context of the construction industry. We underscore the importance of leveraging digital platforms as educational tools to foster a deeper understanding and adoption of energy-efficient practices. We demonstrate that educational solutions play a pivotal role in driving awareness and interventions for mitigating climate change, greatly empowering individuals and organizations to adopt energy-efficient practices and to address sustainability objectives.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TH Building construction
Publisher: Springer
ISSN: 1360-2357
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 7 November 2023
Date of Acceptance: 4 October 2023
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2024 11:22

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