October 26, 2022

Course Description

This one-day course is designed to provide attendees with a comprehensive understanding of Part L and Part F of the Building Regulations.

This course will provide an overview of Energy Conservation and its role in construction, equip attendees with a complete understanding of Part L (Conservation of Fuel & Energy) of the Building Regulations and the Key Changes to TGD Part F 2019 3rd Party Ventilation Validators.

Course Content

Part L of the Building Control Regulations

The application of Part L dwellings 2017 and non-dwellings 2019

The EPBD Directive, EU taxonomy, nearly Zero Energy Buildings (nZEB).

Calculation methodologies – NEAP, DEAP,BER, sBEM, SAP, IES, TAS etc

Common interpretations – fit outs, process buildings

U-Values, backstops, average v overall, glazing ration

Thermal Bridging, condensation risk, overheating risk and climate adaption

Renewables obligation, district heating, CHP and application to campus sites

Part F of the Building Control Regulations

Providing for an adequate and effective ventilation system, consistent interpretations.

The roles and responsibilities of designers, contractors, suppliers and ventilation verifiers.

Key Changes to TGD Part F 2019 3rd Party Ventilation Validators. NSAI Scheme and flow finder or Testo hood calibration.

Different Ventilation Systems. MHRV, Demand controlled,(DCV),decentralised and centralised dMEV, cMEV so called Natural Ventilation with intermittent fans

Defined Roles System Designer (M+E Engineer, Architect or supplier/distributer)

System Installer (workmanship, pinched ducts, controller, acoustics and filters)

Ventilation Performance Tester – validator roles at design, build and commissioning.

Validation outside Agreement, CE marking, testing. ISO 14134 test standard – pressure measurement. (Acceptable range for each room types)

Supplier provision of design pressures and acceptable levels of workmanship, follow up trades and insulation lagging.

Ventilation design and workmanship ownership. workmanship and impact.

Void and roof space ventilation.

Who Should Attend?

This course will be of interest to all Building and Design professionals including, current Assigned Certifiers, Design Certifiers or Ancillary certifiers, as well as contractors, surveyors, architects, engineers, specialist contractors, local authority executives and technical managers, material manufacturers, suppliers to the building sector, government department officers with direct or indirect contact with the building and design sectors, industry associations, representative bodies, educators and regulators.


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.


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

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


Archie O'Donnell
BSc(Hons) CABE RIAI(tech) BREEAM AP Registered Building Surveyor

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