The Nearly Zero Energy Buildings standard (nZEB) is being implemented in Ireland in 2019 through Building regulations Technical Guidance Document Part L – Conservation of Fuel and Energy.
nZEB means nZEB! Are you ready?
This series of 4 webinars (for commercial and residential) is intended to bring you up to speed with what nZEB means for the sector with presentations from leading experts on key principles for the practical implementation of nZEB.
- IGBC members follow this link to access webinars for free
- For non-members: a single webinar – €20
- Series of four webinars – €50
nZEB for Commercial Webinars
Presenters: Orla Coyle, SEAI and Sean Armstrong, Building standards, Department of Housing. This webinar looks at the requirements within the new Part L . What are the transition dates? What is changing in terms of backstops and additional calculations? How is compliance measured in SBEM? What is changing in the compliance software – SBEM?
Presenter: Andy Lundberg, Passivate. This webinar looks at the implications of the improved backstops for non-residential buildings. How can we avoid thermal bridging in typical commercial or non-residential development such as in basements, facades and other typical junctions etc.
Presenter: Chris Croly. For the commercial sector, the efficiency of the services will play a key role in achieving the nZEB standard. By minimising the energy use from first principles we reduce the final requirement for renewables. How does the concept design for solar shading, lighting, ventilation and cooling play a part?
Presenter: Edith Blennerhassett, Arup and Luis Gay-Tarazona Arup. How can we meet the requirements of the Renewable Energy Ratio (RER) for non-residential projects? What are the different options to suit different circumstances and locations?
nZEB for Residential Webinars
Presenter: Emmanuel Bourdin, Department of Housing and Orla Coyle, SEAI
This webinar looks at the requirements within the new Part L. What are the transition dates? What are the major changes? What are the changes within the revised DEAP software? What should designers be aware of?
Presenter: Andy Lundberg, Passivate
What are the implications for additional insulation within the new Part L? What does this mean in terms of the different wall build ups. How can thermal bridge assessment help?
Presenters: John Morehead, Wain Morehead Architects and Matthew Theloke, OCSC
How can you meet the renewables requirements within the revised Part L? What works well, heat pumps, solar thermal?
Presenters: Archie O’Donnell, i3PT and Justin Conway, Aereco
Part F is also being changed in line with Part L. What are the implications for ventilation in nZEB homes? What are the risks associated with ventilation and what should designers consider?