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RIAI CPD Links:  Introduction to nZEB and How to Comfortably Achieve it


Tuesday, November 28, 2017


8.30 AM – 12:30 PM


Irish Green Building Council Office, 19 Mountjoy Square, Dublin 1


€100 VAT exempt (Discounted ticket to €85 for members of IGBC and PHAI)

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Half-day training course:

Target Participants
Architects and Architectural Technologists, Building Energy Assessors, Engineers, Building Surveyors, Local Authority staff, contractors and developers.

3.5 CPD points

Module 1
nZEB requirements for Domestic and Non-Domestic Buildings.
Overview of the nearly Zero Energy Building Standard and what this entails for both domestic and non-domestic buildings:
• Irish and European Legislative background
• Building Fabric Heat Loss (insulation, thermal bridging, windows and airtightness)
• Building Services (mechanical ventilation and domestic hot water)
• Renewable Energy Production
• Energy Performance Coefficient (EPC) and Carbon Performance Coefficient (CPC)
• Energy performance calculations and design modelling: DEAP & NEAP

Module 2
Overview of the Passive House Standard: using an established standard as a route to nZEB.
• Passive House standard: history, certification criteria and energy balance
• Ensuring comfort through Passive House (whole-year even temperatures, warm winter surfaces, no summer overheating, draft-free)
• Ensuring healthy interior (mould free, condensation free, high indoor air quality, low noise pollution)
• Quality of construction detailing, execution and commissioning
• Primary energy thresholds, including renewable energy technology
• Energy performance calculations using PHPP and key differences to the DEAP.

Module 3
Case study of fast-track affordable social housing built to dual certification according to nZEB and Passive House:
• Semi-detached dwelling project overview (envelope, mechanical systems, renewable energy systems)
• The ‘Seven Steps to nZEB’
• Cost optimisation – delivering superior quality at cost parity
• Overlap and divergence of nZEB and Passive House.

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