Evidence of effectiveness
The policy instrument proved to be effective, as a number of recommendations made through it, such as the creation of the Skills Card, where implemented a few years later. The recommendation was put in the 'National Roadmap for Energy Training of Workers in the Building Industry' report, which was produced by the same stakeholders of the policy instrument. The implementation, as well as the end result of the policy instrument, has been beneficial both to the organisations involved, as well as the building contractors that were provided with better workers once training and skills were matched with recent building methods to preserve energy. Through the development of a national qualification platform in this policy instrument, stakeholders have also realised that there are certain gaps in the skills of construction workers, not just in energy, but also in other areas. The final report had mentioned this and led to a process in order to close this gap, including the creation of a Skill Card by one of the stakeholders of this policy instrument.
Engagement of stakeholders
The stakeholders were constantly being updated with the latest data when it comes to energy in the built environment, during the seminars organised by the Building Industry Consultative Council, where the Malta Chamber Foundation, the Malta Intelligent Energy Management Agency and the Malta College for Arts, Science and Technology also gave presentation on their research, which helped built the Roadmap towards better skills in the sector.