Introduction to Specification & Design of NZEB Buildings

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Organisation profile

Tipperary Energy Agency has been successfully supporting Tipperary to reduce its energy demand for 20 years. The agency has a proven ability in enabling people, communities and the public sector to become more sustainable in their energy use. We have vast experience in the areas of Community Energy, Renewable Energy, Energy Management and Energy in Buildings. We have led major housing retrofit schemes, pioneering community wind farm developments and numerous successful biomass projects.

Training aim

The course is aimed to educate engineers in the requirements of deep renovating homes in Ireland.

Learning objectives

Enable engineers involved in buildings to be in a position to recommend upgrades to Irish homes while taking into account all the required regulations, thermal, moisture, space and cost regulations and constraints. It will allow the engineer to identify the types of construction and how best to approach the upgrade.

Course outline

The course will cover all elements of upgrading the building fabric of an Irish building, it does not cover heating systems. It will cover wall, floor and roof upgrades,required regulations, ventilation, airtightness, interstitial condensation.

Trainer's profile

Declan Daly has an Honours Degree in Sustainable Energy Technology B.Eng & a Diploma in Construction Management. His area of responsibilities are project management of SuperHomes “one stop shop” deep retrofit scheme implementing energy upgrades on domestic buildings.This includes carrying out energy site audits, procurement of energy projects, designing and sizing M&E, contract negotiation, and directing work according to the scheduling methodology for the retrofit program.

Course duration

1 day

Assessment & certification

CPD Hours

Who should attend

Engineers working on homes in Ireland