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


Thursday, April 26, 2018


14:00 – 18:00


Architecture Factory,Cork Institute of Technology,Melbourn Building, Bishopstown, Cork


€100 (VAT exempt) Discounted ticket to €85 for members of IGBC and PHAI Discounted ticket to €50 for students

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3.5 Structured 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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