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Training in building energy renovation

Are you looking for a career direction or a profession to change to? What if you were to look at the energy renovation of buildings? The building sector is the second largest emitter of greenhouse gases, responsible for 27% of emissions each year. With the goal of carbon neutrality by 2050, energy efficiency and energy renovation of buildings is therefore a must. France plans to renovate 35 million buildings and create 160,000 green jobs in the construction sector by 2030.

The challenges of the building sector

In France, there are 5.2 million thermal flaws, according to the ONRE (National Observatory of Energy Renovation): main residences classified F or G in the DPE. The first challenge is to renovate the energy efficiency of old homes and buildings to reduce the energy bill of households, improve their indoor comfort and reduce the environmental impact.

In addition, there are issues of energy efficiency in new construction to make the building sector more ecological. New materials and new construction methods must be put in place to keep up with this movement.

This is a promising sector, rich in professional opportunities and supported by the government, which grants numerous aids for individuals. Within the framework of the RE2020 environmental regulation, for example, 5 billion euros are dedicated to energy renovation each year.

To train professionals in the sector to these new practices and newcomers seeking to retrain in this field, various training courses exist. Here are, for example, 3 partner trainings...

3 training courses in the energy renovation of buildings sector

To retrain in energy renovation


For one year, in Chambéry, in Savoie, the Asder training program teaches you to become a professional worker in eco-construction. The organization, an expert on the subjects of sobriety, energy efficiency and renewable energies for 40 years, teaches you to build and rehabilitate ecological constructions, in immersion in the field.

Who is it for?

Employees, job seekers, craftsmen, building professionals, people in professional reconversion

Prerequisites: aptitude for professional practice of the building trades, experience of the building site desired, validated professional project

What about financing?

The training is eligible for CPF at Pôle Emploi for job seekers.

👉 Read more HERE

La Solive

In Paris, Lyon or Nantes, La Solive offers you a choice of two training courses: one to become a project manager in energy renovation and the other to become a heat pump installer. The teaching approach combines online and face-to-face courses, with group work and on-site immersions.

Who is it for?

People with a high school diploma can take the heat pump training course.

Those with a baccalaureate can take the energy renovation project manager course.

What about financing?

The training is eligible for CPF at Pôle Emploi for job seekers.

👉 Read more HERE

To increase your skills in energy renovation

Come On Formations

Come On Formation offers you a 5-day certification course to become a business manager in energy renovation. The organization also offers training courses of 1 to 5 days allowing professionals in the energy renovation of buildings to increase their skills on the control and application of new regulations and renovation aids. The courses are available in person throughout France, but it is also possible to follow them online.

Who should attend?

Professionals in the field of building energy renovation.

What about financing?

The training is eligible for Pôle Emploi for job seekers and for the OPCO.

👉 Read more HERE

Examples of high impact trades in the building renovation sector

Examples of possible job opportunities include:

  • Business Manager in energy renovation
  • Energy renovation consultant
  • Maintenance technician
  • Project manager
  • Energy efficiency consultant
  • Energy consultant
  • HVAC engineer
  • BIM Manager
  • Plumber/heating engineer
  • Carpenter
  • Home automation technician
  • Electrician Installer
  • Project manager in climatic engineering
  • Work supervisor

To take action

👉Here are all the job offers in the energy renovation of buildings.

To go further

👉 Parcoursup: 10 courses to help you find your way in the energy transition

👉 Interview with Côme, co-founder of La Solive

👉 Professional retraining: crafts and "making" jobs