CULTURE LIGHTS – Bridging sustainable lighting and value preservation in cultural buildings, Erasmus+ Programme (2022 – 2024)

ELCA is a Coordinator of the Culture Lights project co-funded by the EU ERASMUS+ Programme

Cultural buildings and human behaviour are linked to environmental issues such as climate change and energy supply. Surpassing the fear of people working in/using cultural buildings linked to the preservation of their value and history is a key element for the work of construction professionals and the overall impact of Renovation wave and the European Climate change strategies.

Culture Lights project aims to support awareness raising about environmental and climate-change challenges, developing green sectorial skills strategies and methodologies of construction and lighting professionals. It focuses mainly on sustainable lighting systems and more specifically, adaptive lighting which also plays the role of a conservation trigger for cultural heritage preventive protection, with the aim of building adaptive reuse.

Culture Lights project aims to support awareness raising about environmental and climate-change challenges, developing green sectorial skills strategies and methodologies of construction and lighting professionals. It focuses mainly on sustainable lighting systems and more specifically, adaptive lighting which also plays the role of a conservation trigger for cultural heritage preventive protection, with the aim of building adaptive reuse.

This approach constitutes a tool for sustainable refurbishment, guaranteeing cultural heritage conservation and preventive protection, and recovery of the historical, architectural value. It aims to test innovative practices such as artificial and natural lighting systems within an adaptive re-use of the built environment for both construction and lighting professionals as well as cultural building users, shaping them as agents of change and enabling behavioral changes for sustainable lifestyles.

 

Culture Lights aims to develop flexible, learner-centred VET programmes for both Blue-collar and White-collar building professionals, within the European Renovation wave, destined for the preservation and sustainability of cultural buildings, adjusting also the needs of their users and conserving their value.

The CULTURE LIGHTS project partners:

1. EUROPEAN LIGHTING CLUSTER ALLIANCE-ELCA, Italy
2. MELTING PRO. LABORATORIO PER LA CULTURA, Italy
3. PEDMEDE SOMATEIO, Greece
4. HELLENIC OPEN UNIVERSITY, Greece
5. Instytut Doradztwa Sp. z o.o. – Sustainable Infrastructure Cluster, Poland
6. STOWARZYSZENIE NA RZECZ OCHRONY DZIEDZICTWA KULTUROWEGO, Poland