1. Course description

This Professional Master is intended to train building specialists by providing them with transversal and additional skills to meet the requirements related to controlling the environmental impact and the energy cost of the building for residential, industrial or tertiary use. The learner at the end of this training will be able to participate in the development of energy diagnoses in relation to the “energy and environmental performance of the building” and participate fully in the development of projects within multidisciplinary teams.

To meet these new needs, the building and energy trades must also evolve and involve a training system that responds to these changes because few professionals today are able to meet this demand for a global approach, in particular by a lack of knowledge and mastery of the issues. The training is therefore set up with a view to providing the local, regional and national market with specialists who can intervene in the field of reducing the energy consumption of buildings.Given the lack, or even absence, of the profession (university training), the cohorts of learners trained as part of this vocational master’s training offer will make it possible to both boost the employment sector, to open up new perspectives and finally to boost the building sector.

This project focuses on current topics on energy consumption in buildings by putting more light on providing strategies to achieve performance and low energy consumption.The learner will also be trained to be able to carry out research and development work in companies and takeactions with greater professionalism and efficiency in the management of environmental problems.

The specific objectives are as follows:

– Have technical know-how in the field of energy management.

– Acquire skills to design an efficient building, whether from an energy and/or environmental point of view (regulatory requirements, integration of innovative concepts, renewable energy systems).

– Planning of buildings from design to construction and operation.

– Choice of sustainable building materials, digital tools, efficient appliances and sustainable energy supply.

– Collaborate in the management of projects with a high environmental content and find appropriate technical solutions,

– Develop a broad vision of the socio-technical-economic dimension of building design.

– Choose appropriate financing options and management models.

– Solve problems related to energy management in the building.

The training is oriented to form specialists in building energy efficiency and prepare a manager with the skills required to take charge of the following missions and tasks:

Environmental design: including, in particular, regulatory obligations related to multiple national (DTR and others) or international (HQE, BBC, Passivhauss, etc.) certifications as well as the incorporation of renewable energies.

Energy optimization of the building: by incorporating pragmatic solutions based on unified approaches to the feasibility of the project (construction) and its energy efficiency as well as the informed choice of materials.

Efficient project management: by combining technical project management systems with notions relating to transactions and construction law, financial arrangements and the operational management of projects.

Intelligent administration of technical equipment: by inserting appropriate solutions, based on new communication, regulation and control processes to improve the operation of this equipment as well as their interdependencies with the occupant.

  1. Course duration

The training cycle lasts 2 years spread over 3 full-time semesters and 1 semester devoted to an internship in preparation for the final project.

  1. Degree awarded

Professional Master in Energy Efficiency in Building.

  1. Entry requirements

Holder of a bachelor’s degree (BAC+3), a Master’s degree (BAC+5) or an Engineer’s degree (BAC+5) in:

  • Architecture
  • HVAC and Climate Engineering-Option: Building Installations.
  • HVAC and Climate Engineering
  • Civil Engineering- Option: Construction.

Ranking of applications according to the following criteria:

  • Study of the file (cover letter + portfolio)
  • Oral interview
  1. Continuation of studies

After obtaining a Professional Master in Energy Efficiency in Buildings, there are different possibilities for further studies if you wish to deepen your knowledge or specialize further. It is recommended that you seek out specific graduate programs at academic institutions or vocational training centers that offer further study options tailored to your interests and career goals.

These options for further education depend on your interests, career goals, and available opportunities in your country or region. It is recommended that you consult the graduate programs of the educational institutions and contact the academic advisors for specific information on the possibilities available to you.

Here are some common options:

Complementary training: by following short courses or certification programs in specific areas, online courses or certification programs in specific areas related to energy efficiency in buildings.

Energy Management Trainings: This will enable you to take on large-scale energy efficiency projects and effectively manage energy resources.

Specialization programs: Some educational establishments offer specialization or advanced training programs in specific areas related to energy efficiency in buildings.

Continuing education and professional development: You can attend seminars, workshops and professional conferences to continue to develop your skills and expertise.

Continuing education: Since energy efficiency is an ever-changing field, it is important to stay up to date with the latest advances, regulations and best practices. You can attend seminars, conferences and continuing professional education to continue developing your skills and expertise.

  1. Career opportunities

Professional Masters in Energy Efficiency in Buildings offers many professional opportunities. Here are some examples of careers you could access after earning this degree:

Energy Efficiency Consultant: You can work as a consultant for companies, governments or regulatory bodies, advising them on best practices to reduce their energy consumption and optimize the energy efficiency of their buildings.

Responsible for energy in a company:Large companies often need competent professionals to manage their energy consumption and put in place measures aimed at reducing their carbon footprint. You could work as an energy manager within a company to implement energy efficiency strategies and monitor energy performance.

Project manager in energy renovation: With expertise in energy efficiency in buildings, you could work as a project manager in energy renovation programs, whether in the public or private sector. You would be responsible for coordinating work to improve the energy performance of existing buildings.

Energy management manager: Many companies need specialists to manage their energy management systems and monitor their energy consumption. As an energy management manager, you would be responsible for putting policies and procedures in place to optimize the use of energy in the business.

Energy Efficiency Engineer: You can work as an engineer specializing in building energy efficiency. Your role will be to design solutions to reduce energy consumption and improve the energy performance of infrastructures.

Energy Efficiency Technical Officer: Businesses and government institutions can hire technical officers to implement energy efficiency projects. You will be responsible for supervising the installations, analysing energy consumption data and proposing measures for improvement.

Energy efficiency consultant: You can work as an independent consultant or within an energy efficiency consultancy. You will advise clients on best practices and technological solutions to reduce their energy consumption and optimize their energy performance.

Energy renovation project manager: The energy renovation sector offers many opportunities. You could coordinate renovation projects aimed at improving the energy efficiency of buildings, managing teams, budgets and timelines.

Project manager in sustainable development: Public bodies and NGOs working in the field of sustainable development can recruit project managers in energy efficiency in buildings. You will be responsible for implementing policies and programs to promote energy efficiency and reduced carbon emissions in the building sector.

Environmental Certification Manager: With a specialization in energy efficiency, you can work for environmental certification bodies, such as LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) or BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method), assessing and by certifying buildings according to their energy and environmental performance.

These examples represent only a few possible career options with a Professional Master in Energy Efficiency in Buildings. The field of energy efficiency in buildings is constantly evolving, offering new opportunities in areas such as renewable energy, home automation and smart cities.

Depending on your specific interests and skills, you could also explore other areas related to energy efficiency, such as sustainable building design, energy policy development or green energy entrepreneurship.