Engineers Ireland is holding an online course, Fundamentals of Energy Efficiency in Traditional Buildings, on October 21st from 9:30 AM- 16:30PM. To make a booking please email [email protected]
This course is intended to introduce the complex retrofitting challenges presented by the traditional building stock in Ireland and the role of systems, services and renewable energy in those retrofit works.
Ireland has committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 51% by 2030 as part of the Climate Action Plan, including a reduction of 44-56% of the energy use of buildings. Traditional buildings, which typically use a large amount of energy per m2 and are constructed of breathable materials, present a unique and complex set of challenges for this overall strategy- fabric changes may be limited by historically sensitive building elements, modern fabric upgrades are often inappropriate and may lead to unintended consequences. The limitations set by building fabric and geometry may severely restrict the potential utilisation of heat pumps, solar PV and other technologies. This course is aimed to give engineers working in buildings or retrofit an overview of the primary elements to consider when tackling the retrofit of Ireland’s traditional buildings, and initial guidance on decision-making methodologies relating to the same.
Engineers Ireland is now offering their member rate for this course to all IGBC members.
CPD award hours: 6.5
Member rate: €295
Non-Member rate: €395
For more information please click this link.