Date
July 8, 2022
COURSE DELIVERY
Online
START TIME
9.30am

Course Description

This course will provide a technical walkthrough of how a BER uplift is achieved in technical terms and will also consider the consequences to this with regards to air, moisture, and thermal bridging. We will also take an in-depth look at the obligations set out by government for housing stock and best practice standards for new and retrofitting low energy building projects. With costs rising for all projects we will also look at costings and how to calculate the payback period.

You will receive guidance from a highly experienced trainer, as well as a full digital course pack to refer to and ample Q&A opportunities, allowing you to gain immediate insights that you can apply on your current or future projects

Course Content

Background

• The Building Regulations Part L – Dwellings

• Building Regulations Part F

• Building Energy Rating

• Near Zero Energy Building (NZEB)

• Acceptable Construction Details (ACDs).

• Improve the existing housing stock

• Overview of SEAI Support Schemes

Energy Use and Improvement Opportunities for Dwellings

To be examined under below headings:

• Building Fabric (walls, roofs, floors, windows)

• Airtightness / thermal bridging

• Ventilation

• Space Heating

• Water heating

• Lighting

• Renewable Energy – Thermal and Electrical

• Calculation of payback period

Domestic Building Energy Rating (BER)

• The role of the Domestic Energy Assessment Procedure (DEAP) software.

Q & A

Who Should Attend

The course is applicable to anyone seeking to build their understanding of the key principles of domestic retrofit hence it is relevant to anyone involved in these processes. It would be particularly useful for surveyors, designers, project managers, materials providers, installers, and assessors.

Certification

On completion of this one-day training course, you will receive your Certificate of Attendance. Please note certificates are issued at the close of the training course to participants on completion of the course. Please check directly with your association or awarding body to see how many points they will award.

Cost

An ‘Early Bird’ discounted rate of €465 is currently available. This training course normal rate is €565. Places are limited and are allocated on a first come first served basis. PLEASE NOTE THE EARLY BIRD RATE CLOSES 3 WEEKS PRIOR TO COURSE DATE.

The course cost includes all course documentation and Certificate of Attendance.

Tutor

Mervin Doyle
Lecturer at Waterford Institute of Technology

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