Online Courses about how to make a Sustainable Change in Life, School and Training
There are OPEN COURSES(without registering), short FREE COURSES (to register, with trainer-evaluation) and more in depth ADVANCED COURSES (with trainer-evaluation, to register and finish previous courses before) on this ActEco Platform. See more in “About” how to register or login.
Basics of Photovoltaics
An introduction to the application of photovoltaics in buildings. It shows how much solar energy is available and how much of it can be used and explains how different types of solar cells and solar modules are manufactured and what design options and advantages they offer in the building sector.
The technology of solar thermal energy can be used to heat water (or air). The functionality is explained, the components are described, different collector types, storage tanks and system types are compared. Including a closer look at Solar cooling.
ACTeco Advanced Course Communcation (techniques) for both online and real communication. We introduce the main tools (graphic, text, photo, video, sound) as well as tipps and tricks how to make your trainings more interactive with mostly free tools. And we introduce Learndash and WordPress.
A 45 minute course teaches about new and traditional use, what raw materials and mixture for rammed earth to use. The course also shows formwork, process of ramming and development trends. (ECVET knowledge level 2)
This course is already available. Content: History and Modern Straw Bale Building, Customizing & Handling: quality, orientation, measuring, shaping, dividing, rebinding, cutting and notching bales, density, moisture, tools for straw bale building and storage of bales.
This course is already available. Content: handling tools, plan & construct INFILL double post walls, HYBRID constructions (CUT, OrganiCUT, GREB), execute different infill construction methods, know about PREFAB straw bale elements and advantages and disadvantages of the different techniques.
This course will be available on April 19, 2021 (had to be postponed). Content: Ioad bearing construction methods, resizing, compressing and fixing bales, construction of window boxes, base- and top plates, connection to roofs and ceilings, selecting good quality straw bales, structural behaviour, innovative examples of load bearing construction.
This course is already available. Content: tools and machines for rendering and cladding, prepare the plaster base, plaster/render mixture (clay, lime), wall and supporting constructions for cladding, cladding systems, airtight, wind and rain proof details, calculating rendering and cladding quantities.
This course is already available. Content: Heat Transfer, Fire Protection, Moisture Transfer and Sound Insulation as well as Healthy Room Climates, Energy Efficiency and common mistakes and solutions in connection with Thermal Bridges, the lack of Airtightness and Windproofness. We show Energy Standards in different countries and how to achieve the standards in Straw Bale Building.
STEP U7: Architecture and Planning of Straw Bale Buildings
This course is already available. Content: principles of solar design, national building laws, building materials, cost estimation, technical details, sketching a basic design and a construction plan, understand and repair most common faults and damages in straw bale construction
This STEP course explains, how you communicate to your clients, what you need to be convincing, how to estimate the building costs and make a detailed calculation. We also show essential (free) recommended programs for image + text, a slideshow, a video. We introduce the most recommended and easy to learn free programs.
ACTeco course shows a case study house. Building step by step of a sustainable, passive standard, family house. It is built with natural materials, low impact foundation, green roof, producing own energy.