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Fundamentals of Energy Renovation for Traditional Buildings

  • Date(s)
    Friday, 1 November, Friday, 15 November & Friday, 29 November 2019 and Friday, 17 January & Friday, 31 January 2020
  • Time(s)
    08:30 AM - 17:30 PM
  • Venue
    Richmond Barracks, Inchicore, Dublin 8
  • Fee


    To book a place, please click here.

  • CPD Credit
    30 hours   C1

Course Overview

Interested in learning more about the risks, challenges and rewards of renovating traditional buildings for improved energy performance?
Need more guidance on how to ensure your energy renovation project complies with the new building regulations?
And what about embodied carbon and the rebound effect? How can practitioners account for these issues in the concept design phase of energy renovations?
The Fundamentals of Energy Renovation for Traditional Buildings lecture series has been developed by the Heritage Council and Carrig Conservation International Ltd to answer these questions and more. 
Lectures will be delivered by leading professionals from Ireland, the UK and Europe, giving attendees access to the latest research, case studies and best practice guidance. Attendees will also be supported by an online resource with suggested readings, speaker presentations and practice quizzes to test knowledge and comprehension.
The lecture series builds upon research conducted under the 2017-2018 SEAI RD&D funded project Deep Energy Renovation of Traditional Buildings: Addressing Knowledge Gaps and Skills Training in Ireland, which was developed as a collaboration between The Heritage Council, Carrig Conservation and the ICOMOS Ireland National Scientific Committee on Energy, Sustainability and Climate Change (NSCES+CC).

Course Topics

  1. Historic Buildings & Climate Change: Mitigation & Adaptation 
  2. Introduction to Traditional Buildings and Conservation Principles
  3. Thermal Efficiency & Moisture Management 
  4. Upgrading Building Services & Integrating Renewable Energy Sources
  5. Low-Risk, High-Impact Energy Renovation Works
  6. Solid Wall Insulation
  7. Complying with Building Regulations & Taking a Balanced Approach to Renovation
  8. Project Coordination and Risk Management 
  9. Reducing the Energy Performance Gap 
  10. Dealing with Knowledge Gaps and Uncertainties in Practice

Course Duration

Registration fees cover 5 full days of lectures (6 each day), which will run from 8:30am – 5:30pm on the following dates:
  • Friday, 1 November 2019
  • Friday, 15 November 2019
  • Friday, 29 November 2019
  • Friday, 17 January 2020
  • Friday, 31 January 2020

Who Should Attend?

The lecture series has been designed to fill a gap in the training market for building works specifiers. The content of the course will therefore be highly technical in nature and will be geared toward those with professional building qualifications. This course is an essential first step in bridging the widely acknowledged technical and knowledge based barriers to the roll out of a large-scale energy renovation programme for traditional buildings in Ireland.


To book a place, please click here