GESS IIb: Overview of Energy Efficiency in Industry and Buildings

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The most economical and climate-friendly kilowatt hour is the kilowatt hour that we do not consume. Thus, an efficient utilisation of energy should be in the focus of every energy system among others in buildings and industry. This course provides you with a comprehensive but concise overview on how energy efficiency in buildings and industrial processes can be enhanced.


  • Cross-sectional technologies in industry
  • Analysis of the energy supply and energy consumption in industry
  • Architectural design principles and modern technologies for ecological buildings
  • Assessment of the energy performance of existing and new buildings
  • Policy design techniques and legal instruments for promoting energy efficiency
  • Definitions and methodology of Energy Management and the ISO 50001


The course is designed to:

  • Identify the potential of energy efficiency (EE) measures in buildings and industry
  • Show how to assess the energy performance of buildings and industrial processes
  • Discuss governmental instruments to enhance EE
  • Evaluate the economic feasibility of EE measures

After the seminar, you will be able to:

  • Identify energy efficiency measures along a conversion chain in an industry
  • Propose EE measures and solutions to put in place
  • Calculate the technical and economic savings resulting from EE measures
  • Classify the energy efficiency of different control strategies of pumps.
  • Assess the energy performance of an existing building
  • Analyse the energy consumption of a building and audit the cost
  • Recognise standards for energy management processes
  • Calculate the profitability of applied energy efficiency measures
  • Propose governmental instruments to enhance EE

This training suits those who are:

  • having no knowledge on energy management and auditing
  • interested in energy audits in industry and buildings
  • starting a career in energy efficiency in either industry or buildings
  • in need of an insight into the ISO 50001 and its application
  • involved with energy certification task
  • Engineers and architects
  • Persons from government institutions, professional and industry associations
  • Regulators and decision makers
  • from finance institutions and (Re)insurance companies
  • from development aid associations


5 days (from 09:00 - 17:00 each day)


  • 3,75 days theory
  • 0,75 days practical hands-on exercises
  • 0,5 days field visits


Dr. Emilienne Tingwey
Project Director Face-to-face Trainings
Tel: +49 (0)30 58 70870 52
Email: tingwey[at]

GESS IIb: Overview of Energy Efficiency in Industry and Buildings
GESS IIb: Overview of Energy Efficiency in Industry and Buildings
GESS IIb: Overview of Energy Efficiency in Industry and Buildings


  • Assessment of knowledge acquisition
  • Qualified trainer with wide experience in the industry
  • Up-to-date theoretical lectures, case study, discussion, partner work
  • State-of-the-art practical training (calculations, hands-on exercises)
  • Use of technology specific, self-build practical training rigs
  • Field trips with inspections of power plants, buildings etc.
  • Certificate of attendance
  • 10% discount for early bird registration

Available dates & times

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Henning Harke, RENAC
Current position:
Henning Harke joined the Renewables Academy (RENAC AG) in April 2016. He is Project Manager in the field of Energy Efficiency.

Professional experience:
Henning develops new learning material in the field of energy efficiency. Moreover, he supports the acquisition of companies within the framework of the Export Initiatives on renewable energies and energy efficiency funded by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy.

Mr Harke holds a Master Degree in International Management and Engineering from the Technical University of Hamburg. He conducted his master thesis in collaboration with MAN Diesel & Turbo, where he designed waste heat recovery systems for heavy duty combustion engines, which he also evaluated economically. Mr Harke speaks German and fluent English and has intermediate knowledge of Spanish.
Dr. Katrin Antonow, Bredow Valentin Herz Rechtsanwälte
Current position:
Katrin has worked as a lawyer since 2007 and is supporting the team at von Bredow Valentin Herz Rechtsanwälte since 2013.

Professional experience:
Katrin has been giving lectures in Israel, Central America and Germany on various topics, particularly on Energy Law and Energy Efficiency.

Dr. Katrin Antonow has studied law in Münster, North-Rhine-Westphalia and Biotechnical Law and Ethics in Sheffield, England. She did her doctorate in Düsseldorf on Biobanks for Research Purposes.
Michael Grausam, Free lancer
Current position:
Michael Grausam is a freelance architect and research assistant at the University Stuttgart. He is responsible for management of the accompanying research within the Electromobility Model Regions Programme (BMVI - Federal Ministry for Transport and digital Infrastructure). Mr Grausam has extensive experience with the energetic modernization of schools in Morocco, India and Haiti. His project work includes: the construction of a low-cost solar heater prototype for rural schools in Ain Lkhil, Morocco; conceptual study for the use of rainwater and grey water in Khadigram, India; and conceptual design of an offshore shelter for refugees in distress at sea.

Professional experience:
As a freelancer Michael also worked on the cooperative project "Villes Nouvelles": initiation and project management of the research project on sustainable urban planning and construction in Morocco and Germany. Previously he worked as an expert for energy-efficiency in buildings within the GIZ programme PEREN (Promotion des Énergies Renouvelables et de l’Efficacité Énergétique) in Morocco.

Mr. Grausam studied Architecture at the University Stuttgart.


"It has been a wonderful experience for me [...] with exclusive trainers and staff, and with a great audience of multi-national business professionals."
Adnan Göçhan, Turkey, 2018

"I had an overall great experience on the programme. The role play is definitely the highlight since it's quite a new method that i experienced. Well put together."
Melati, Indonesia, Overview of Energy Efficiency in Industry and Buildings, 2017

"A complete blend of theory and practice in energy efficiency, the course provides excellent overview of energy efficiency in industry and buildings."
Shafiqul Alam, Bangladesh, Overview of Energy Efficiency in Industry and Buildings, 2017


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