Green Energy Summer School
Energy efficiency has been defined by the International Energy Agency as “the world’s most important fuel”. In order to ensure a secure and sustainable energy supply, energy must not only be produced in a green/ renewable way but must also be conserved thereby also contributing to the reduction of greenhouse gases and emissions. Furthermore energy efficiency has proven to be very cost effective through saving a lot of energy from the time it is generated to when it is used.
As such this week gives a comprehensive and good overview on energy efficiency in the industry and building, covering technical, managerial, legal and economic aspects needed for developing new professional skills.
The week is designed to look into the several motivations (economic, strategic, and environmental) that push private companies and governments to develop new professional figures to enable them reach more ambitious energy saving targets. The participants will learn about the powerful impact of energy efficient technologies on competitiveness and energy costs and will practice both technical and managerial tasks needed for realizing energy saving projects in the industrial and building sector.
- Learn about the basics of energy systems for the industrial and building sectors and their energy efficiency potentials
- Design sustainable energy efficiency and environmental plans, for private and public sector
- Establish energy consumption reduction targets and standards
- Assess the feasibility of EE investments, individuating risks and potentials
- Develop the adequate economic and technical indicators and processes for measuring and verifying the results of an energy efficiency project
Marita Hoheisel is an industrial engineer for energy and environmental management working at ÖKOTEC Energiemanagement GmbH (ÖKOTEC) since 2009. As a consultant her main focus lies on the implementation of energy analyses and concepts as well as the development and implementation of energy controlling systems. She has gained international experience during her study abroad in Durban, South Africa and her work at the institute of sustainable development and renewable energies in Fortaleza, Brazil. In cooperation with ÖKOTEC she has written her diploma thesis on energy efficient cold production with free cooling.
Michael B. F. Grausam
Since June 2012, Michael Grausam has been working partly as assistant professor at the institute of urban planning design, University of Stuttgart as well as a freelancer with the GIZ. His main area of interest is energy efficiency in buildings – a subject matter which he lectures on. Mr Grausam started his academic record with architectural studies at the University of Stuttgart, focusing on architecture and urban planning. His diploma thesis was based on designing a school in passive house standard. During his study he worked within the project urban development of a slum area for the Vastu Shilpa Foundation in India.
Dr. Matthias Adolf is integrated in a project on renewable heat in Germany at i-ner in Berlin. He is also coordinator and author of country profiles for the Export Initiative at the German Energy Agency (dena).
Dr. Matthias Adolf worked as Senior Research Fellow at the Environmental Policy Research Centre (ffu) and is founding member of BC CARE. Matthias Adolf was involved in projects and as a lecturer in the field of international relations, energy security, fossil and renewable energy policy as well as energy efficiency and climate policy. At FU he is mentor and adviser at the PhD-programme “Caspian Region Environmental and Energy Studies” (CREES).
Dr. Katrin Antonow
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. Katrin has worked as a lawyer since 2007 and is supporting the team at von Bredow Valentin Herz Rechtsanwälte since 2013. She has been giving lectures in Israel, Central America and Germany on various topics, particularly on Energy Law and Energy Efficiency.
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