On Monday 18 June, Austria’s National Award Ceremony of the U4energy winners took place at the European Centre for Renewable Energy in Güssing (EEE Güssing).
The Ceremony was organised by BM:UKK‘s Department for IT- Systems in Education, Austria’s National Contact Point for the U4energy initiative. As such, BM:UKK was responsible for the promotion and coordination of the U4energy school competition in Austria which led to the submission of 15 school projects. The date of the Ceremony was chosen to coincide with the European Sustainable Energy Week.
All 15 participating schools were invited to present their project as part of the Ceremony. Presentation topics ranged from possibilities of saving energy in IT, in traffic and in the household to the prospects of sustainable energy supply with wind and bio-energy as well as hydraulic and solar energy sources.
Throughout their presentations, participants were given direct feedback from experts from TU- Graz, Energypark Bruck/Leitha, the Burgenland Energy Agency, BEWG, Öko-Cluster and by the host, EEE Güssing. They were also invited to take part in different workshops, where they could discuss their projects, deepen their understanding of energy efficiency and explore how to disseminate their project results. Pupils enthusiastically took part in workshops where they worked on the creation of QR-Codes on mobile applications and played with audio-visual editing and cutting.
Winners were announced by national jury member Manfred Szerencits (Öko-Cluster) and the Mayor of Güssing Peter Vadasz.
Category A: Best energy efficiency measures
Class 6a & teacher Helmut Braun from BORG Güssing
Category B: Best teaching actions on efficient energy use
|Energy efficient methods of heating water with practical experiment
Peter Stöckelmaier from Informatikhauptschule Stockerau
Category C: Best school campaign on energy efficiency
|ETs- Energy Tutors
Class 4ab & teacher Agnes Wiesinger from Hauptschule Munderfing
Category “Best practice from national competitions“
|Photovoltaic goes to school
National initiative from the Association of Energy-saving of Upper Austria
The winners of categories A, B and C have been invited to represent Austria at the European Award Ceremony in Brussels in November 2012.
editor: U4energy team