Date(s) - 22/10/2020
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fees: Engineer Ireland Members €295, Non-Members €375 – BOOK HERE
This blended learning programme consists of:
- Online modules to be taken in advance of –
- Expert Led Half day Q&A session on 22nd October 2020. This is a virtual classroom in which participants will require access to a webcam and microphone for live sessions with the trainer throughout the morning.
Participants will receive login details via email.
As with the traditional classroom delivery of our courses, class sizes are limited to allow opportunity for all delegates to participate.
The construction sector have to change their method and type of specifications and designs for heating systems from predominately high carbon heating systems to low carbon heating systems. There are a large number of different types of heat pump heating systems available with a myriad of emitters and controls that require more knowledge than before in appliance selection and design as part of an integrated design of renovations and low energy buildings.
At the end of the programme, attendees will have learned how to:
1. Develop a knowledge of a trajectory of heating systems in Ireland, how to encourage the use of low carbon heating systems in Ireland. Understand the Life cycle cost of heating systems and the planned shadow price of carbon that will impact public sector buildings, or carbon taxes in other buildings. Understand the benefits to a practice of becoming expert in low carbon heating systems.
2. Understand how and what type of heat pump to specify for a given building archetype and why. The advantages and disadvantages of the various different types of systems and an overview of the cost impacts of the different types. Understand the emitter design requirements coupled with this system, with the performance impact of different emitters. Ensure the system design performs as required.
3. Understand the differences required of sizing heat pumps versus fossil fuel systems and develop an overview knowledge base of modeling techniques to size heat pumps to optimise capital and running costs. Understand the impact of the various different fabric, air tightness and ventilation systems and their impact on heat pump design and sizing.
4. Understand limitations and advantages of electrical installations and the cost and implications of rising (or lowering ) Import capacities. How to optimise the installation of heat pumps for low running costs and pre-heating buildings on night rate electricity.
5. Maximise the performance of the installation using research outputs from the SuperHomes 2.0 research project. Understand the impact of poor and expert commissioning, how to ensure that the designs perform to expectation. Understand of future trends of smart grid and how buildings of the future will react to energy pricing and lowering carbon emissions.
In advance of attending the live interactive Online Classroom, attendees will complete the online modules and undertake the quiz following each module –
Module 1: Low Carbon Heating Options
Module 2: Heat Pump Types
Module 3: Design Fundamentals
Module 4: Optimisation
Module 5: Lessons From SuperHomes 2.0 Research
Module 6: Cold Weather Performance
Who should attend
The course is suitably designed for the construction sector and will cover a number of topics relating to specification and design of heating systems with heat pumps in Ireland.
1. Rationale and carbon pricing for heat pumps in Ireland
2. Heat pump types and applications
3. Optimising the design of heat pumps in Ireland
4. Commissioning for long service life and high efficiency
5. Research findings from the SuperHomes 2.0 Research project
Siona Daly, Acting Chief Executive Officer, Tipperary Energy Agency
Siona Daly, Acting CEO, is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer and a Certified Energy Manager. Her main areas of expertise are in Local Authority and Public Sector Energy Management, Energy Services Business Development and Operational Management of the Non Residential team. Siona has extensive experience in energy engineering in particular in projects related to HVAC, Automation, Building Management Systems, Mechanical Services Projects, Lighting projects and Energy Performance Contracting in North America and Ireland. Siona is also a Registered Energy Auditor with SEAI.
About Tipperary Energy Agency
A social enterprise, Tipperary Energy Agency has been successfully supporting Tipperary to reduce its energy demand for over 20 years. Tipperary Energy Agency is a non-profit company limited by guarantee with no share capital. The agency was established as a social enterprise, i.e. an enterprise that was established to deliver a specific societal service rather than exist to make a profit. The agency has a proven ability in enabling people, communities and the public sector to become more sustainable in their energy use.
Their mission is to lead the delivery of sustainable energy solutions in Tipperary and beyond, by advocating, educating and innovating on climate action.