Under Ireland’s Climate action plan the Government plans to renovate over 500,000 homes in the next ten years to a B2 standard. In this section, you can find webinars and key reading materials focussed on delivering high-quality renovations.

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Renovation Solutions

In this section, you can find webinars that explore a range of solutions and focuses on important considerations for delivering high-quality renovations.

Planning High Quality Renovations

Presenters: Shay Kavanagh, Fuinniv Independent Consulting & RetroKit and Paddy Phelan, 3CEA

What are the implications of the nZEB requirements in Part L for renovation? How should the renovation be planned? Is it difficult to achieve a B2 rating? What type of strategy should be employed?

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Moisture Management & breathable internal wall insulation in solid walls

Niall Crosson, Ecological Buiding Systems

What needs to be considered when insulating solid wall traditionally built homes? What are the appropriate solutions? What is breathability and why is it important in older structures?

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External Wall Insulation

Presenter: Joseph Little, TU Dublin

What needs to be considered? What is the impact on streetscape, neighbours, moisture management and technical detailing (e.g. fire, thermal bridging and key junctions)?

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Ventilation and air quality in existing buildings

Presenter: Simon Jones, Aereco

What issues need to be considered with existing homes? What are the SEAI requirements? How does regulation impact or not impact on this? How to deal with radon in existing homes?

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Designing Heat Pumps for Existing Homes

Presenter: Padraic O’Reilly, LIT

What is a heat pump ready home? What is the heat loss parameter? What are the common issues with designing heat pumps for existing homes and how to avoid them?

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PAS 2035 Standard: Retrofitting Dwellings for Improved Energy Efficiency

Presenter: Peter Rickaby, UK Centre for Moisture in Buildings

How can the PAS 2035 standard support quality energy renovation? How to access dwellings for retrofit, identify improvement options, design and specify Energy Efficiency Measures (EEM) and monitor retrofit projects.

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Energy Renovation Upskilling

Build Up Skill Advisor

Build Up Skill Advisor is an app, designed to enable building professionals and construction workers to identify energy renovation training courses that suit their needs. The app is available on Android and Apple mobile phones.

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Deep Retrofit

MaREI Retrofitting Homes Symposium

In this recorder symposium, researchers from the MaREI Centre share their insights into the challenges and opportunities faced to effectively retrofit the residential building stock in Ireland. (12 speakers 6 minutes each)

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Should you always retrofit?

Is it possible to be more sustainable by starting from scratch? This 1-hour panel discussion, hosted by NLA, explored this vital question with Andrew Leiper, Net Zero Carbon Leader at Max Fordham LLP, presenting a combination of thoughts and case studies with input from Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios.

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Renovation Wave

Online Conference

As the Programme for Government commits to retrofitting 500,000 homes to a BER rating of B2 by 2030, and as the EU is about to launch its Renovation Wave initiative, the conference explores what is needed to deliver the renovation wave in Ireland.

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How to Make the Renovation Wave a Success

In this World Green Building Council webinar broadcast on 19 November, with a lineup of built environment and policy experts, we discussed what action must be taken for the Renovation Wave to be successful and fulfil its ambition.

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