Applying Energy Efficiency

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Applying Energy Efficiency provides a comprehensive overview of the technical and economic aspects of energy efficiency (EE) measures. This online training programme includes five courses that cover support mechanisms for industrial sector and built environment energy efficiency (EE) projects. Key attributes of energy efficiency (EE) measures are highlighted, such as savings potential and organisational aspects (e.g. energy management systems and energy audits).


  • Introduction to Energy Efficiency Projects
  • Support Mechanisms for Energy Efficiency Projects
  • Systematic Approaches to Energy Saving
  • Energy Efficiency in the Industry
  • Energy Efficient Buildings

Two live virtual classroom sessions:

  • Technological aspects of energy efficiency
  • Cross-sectional energy efficiency technologies

To supplement the learning experience, participants will have access to optional introductory courses on energy and electricity topics. These courses are not mandatory, do not contain assignments, and will not be covered in the exam. Participants new to these topics would benefit from reviewing the content in these courses.

Receive a reminder one week before the registration deadline.

After completing this programme, participants should be able to:

  • identify energy efficiency project drivers and barriers;
  • select the most suitable energy efficiency technologies for a project;
  • evaluate energy efficiency finance options; and
  • propose energy management systems and energy audits.

Upon successful finalisation of the programme, you will receive a RENAC Certificate.

This progamme will suit those who:

  • develop strategies for implementing energy efficiency projects;
  • assess the saving potential of cross-sectional technologies; or
  • are planning to set up energy management systems or energy audits.

Duration: 6 months

Study time: Approximately100 hours

Training language: English or Spanish

Detailed course description: A detailed course description is available for download here.

E-learning platform: Access the demo course on our e-learning platform.

Price: €760,00* (with 10% early bird discount)


Raquel Cascales
Project Director E-Learning and Blended Learning
Tel: +49 (0)30 58 70870 46
Email: onlineacademy[at]


*incl 19 % of German VAT

Additional Information

Applying Energy Efficiency


  • Flexibility to study at any time and from any location 
  • RENAC content expert and learning platform technical support
  • Moderated discussion forum for students
  • Live lectures
  • Multimedia learning materials
  • Self-assessments, assignments and final exam 
  • Certified by the Staatliche Zentralstelle für Fernunterricht - ZFU (German Authority for Distance Learning)  
  • RENAC certificate upon successful finalisation of the programme
  • We offer discounts for our alumni, group bookings, and multiple purchases. Contact us for further details.



Raquel Cascales
Project Director E-Learning and Blended Learning
Tel: +49 (0)30 58 70870 46
Email: onlineacademy[at]

Available dates & times

Next Date Type of training Language Registration deadline Price € VAT Info Early bird € Valid until  
01.10.22 - 31.03.23 Online EN 10.10.2022 760,01*
01.04.23 - 30.09.23 Online EN 10.04.2023 760,01*
01.10.23 - 31.03.24 Online EN 10.10.2023 760,01*

* including 19 % of German VAT


Lars Koerner, RENAC

Current position:

Lars Koerner is the head of the Solar Energy/Energy Efficiency/Rural Electrification department at Renewables Academy (RENAC) AG. Lars joined RENAC in 2014. Throughout his time there, he has coordinated and conducted international training sessions and train-the-trainer programmes primarily in the field of solar energy systems. He has also designed, equipped, and installed several training centres. He specialises in off-grid systems and PV-Diesel-Hybrid system (mini-grids) for rural electrification or C&I applications.

Professional experience:
Before joining RENAC, Lars gained several years of experience as project engineer and senior product manager at SolarWorld AG. There he engineered and managed several rural electrification projects. His experience in the area of solar energy spans further through his work at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Almeria, Spain and at Fraunhofer ISE in Freiburg, Germany. He is an expert in sizing and simulation of solar energy systems as well as the co-author of the off-grid systems chapter in Planning and installing photovoltaic systems: a guide for installers, architects and engineers (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sonnenenergie (DGS), 2013).

Lars holds an engineering diploma in Environmental Engineering / Renewable Energies and is also a state-licensed electrician.


"My overall experience with RENAC was a pleasant one. The material was provided in a cohesive manner on a platform that was easy to interact with. I was able to relate the material to my professional field. I will be able to use what I have learnt to improve the work that I do."
Quanley Marieatte, Applying Energy Efficiency, 2020

"Applying Energy Efficiency gives a complete picture of the policy, managerial and technical aspects of planning and application of the energy efficiency in a holistic manner; at both the national and sectoral levels."
Hossein Khajehpour, TU Berlin, Applying Energy Efficiency, 2018

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