Training and certification

A standard training programme on the EINSTEIN methodology has been developed. This training programme consists of introductory and advanced training courses, together with the possibility for trainees to carry out a project work and obtain certification as an EINSTEIN energy auditor. 

Elements of the EINSTEIN training course:

  • Introductory course: 21 hours of lecture / practice
  • Advanced course: 14 hours of lecture / practice
  • A project work: about 100 hours of homework to develop a project using EINSTEIN

Since 2007, introductory and advanced training courses on EINSTEIN, for energy auditors have taken place in Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, Slovakia, Spain and the UK.

 

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EINSTEIN training course structure

 

EINSTEIN Introductory Training Course

The EINSTEIN introductory course has a duration of 3 days that are dedicated to the EINSTEIN methodology and software tool application. As a complement to the introductory course, there is also an optional additional 1-day block to refresh on the fundamentals of thermal energy. Within the EINSTEIN training materials, the content of such an introductory course has been defined.

The content for the introductory training course includes an overview of both the methodology and the software tool itself. Trainees are brought through the individual modules and main features of the tool. Significant time is dedicated to students using the software tool in practice, through a series of examples. At the end of the introductory course, trainees should be in a position to carry out simple audits using the tool on their own.

Advanced EINSTEIN Training Course

Once trainees have completed the introductory course they can then go on to the advanced EINSTEIN training course. This course takes 2 days and gives trainees the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of the possibilities offered by the EINSTEIN methodology.

Project Work, Tutorial and Certification

At the end of the training activities, successful trainees, who receive a positive evaluation of their project work performed applying the EINSTEIN methodology, obtain the final certificate certificate as an EINSTEIN energy auditor. The contact details of certified EINSTEIN energy auditors are listed at the project website. 

Who can participate? 

EINSTEIN training is suitable for energy auditors, energy managers and people working in the field of energy efficiency. Participants should have:

  • A technical or engineering background
  •  A basic knowledge of energy systems, thermal and process engineering 

Professional experience in (private and public) manufacturing and service companies or in energy or engineering consultancies is helpful

How to organise an EINSTEIN training course

If you would like to organise an EINSTEIN training activity please contact one of the project partners authorised to give certified EINSTEIN training courses (*): 

Company / Institute

Contact person(s)

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energyXperts.NET

(Spain, Germany)

Hans Schweiger

Claudia Vannoni

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AEE INTEC

(Austria)

Jürgen Fluch

Christoph Brunner

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CRP Henri Tudor

(Luxemburg)

Alexandre Bertrand

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Cork Institute of Technology

(Ireland)

Eileen O’Leary

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Overview of the EINSTEIN Training Course Content

Introductory Training Course

The introductory training includes the following elements:

  • An overview of the EINSTEIN tool and the methodology
  • A step-wise progression through the tool using examples and emphasising practical use of the software by the trainees. Trainees are brought through the following steps:
    • Checking data for completeness and consistency, and overview of the present state
    • Developing and modelling alternatives including:
      • Optimising the process
      • Evaluating potential for heat recovery and designing a heat exchanger network.
      • Design of alternative hot and cold supply systems
      • Economic assessment
    • Evaluating and reporting the outcomes.

pdf Training program of the introductory course in English.

Advanced Training Course

The advanced training includes the following elements:

  • How to handle “tricky” items in EINSTEIN including, for example, dealing with drying processes, how to input live steam, modelling condensate return, and modelling processes as a black box.
  • More detail on specific features including cooling and using EINSTEIN for buildings.

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Training and certification

A standard training programme on the EINSTEIN methodology has been developed. This training programme consists of introductory and advanced training courses, together with the possibility for trainees to carry out a project work and obtain certification as an EINSTEIN energy auditor.

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