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Training on the use of DEAP to demonstrate compliance with TGD Part L


Thursday, September 28, 2017


9am-5.30pm (registration from 8.30am)


Dublin : IHER Energy Services, 14, Newmarket, Dublin 8
NOTE: Course deliveries will be scheduled in regional locations dependant on demand


RIAI practices €275.00 RIAI member* €305.00 Non-RIAI member €380.00 (Price includes tea/coffee and sandwich lunch and course materials) 16 people max.

Event Information

To reserve a place on this course log-in on the CPD Home Page with your Username (usually your Membership/Registration Number) and Password and click the BOOK ONLINE button beside your chosen course.

The RIAI present a training course on the use of DEAP to demonstrate compliance with Part L of the Building Regulations.

structured points + self-defined unstructured points for pre- and post-learning

Class size: 16 maximum

Course Aim:
This one-day course is aimed specifically at those who have no previous knowledge of the DEAP (Dwelling Energy Assessment Procedure) method or software for producing residential BER certificates but who wish to gain a broad understanding of how DEAP works, specifically with regard to achieving compliance with Part L 2011.

The course is intended to provide those attending with a basic understanding of how DEAP works and how DEAP is used as a Part L compliance tool with particular focus on Part L requirements for
• Whole dwelling performance (MPEPC / MPCPC targets)
• Individual minimum performance levels
• Renewable Technologies

If those attending wish to train fully as BER assessors, more extensive training would be required.

Course Tutors:
Dara Stewart Dip.Arch, B.Arch Sc, MRIAI
MSc Environmental Design of Buildings, Cardiff University
IHER Energy Services
Michael Hanratty Electrical Engineer BE (Hons), C Dip.AF
IHER Energy Services

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this one day course, participants will:
• have a basic understanding of the theory underpinning the DEAP BER calculation method
• be familiar with the DEAP 3.2.0 software and the DEAP 3.2.0 manual
• Understand the 2011 Part L requirements for new & existing dwellings and how these are included in DEAP
• Understand how to use DEAP as a Part L compliance tool
• Have gained practical experience of:
-inputting sample dwelling values into DEAP
-entering renewable technology values into DEAP
-looking at the options for achieving whole dwelling performance compliance

Course Structure:
The programme combines lectures/ presentations and workshop exercises which are split roughly 50:50 in terms of time allocation.

Course Preparation:
Participants are required to bring their own laptop computer to the course with the DEAP software version 3.2.0 pre-loaded (this can be downloaded for free from the SEAI website at http://www.seai.ie/Your_Building/EPBD/DEAP/Download/). Please contact the tharte@riai.ie if you have difficulty accessing a laptop.

Special Requirements:
Attendees are asked to confirm any special accessibility or other requirements to the RIAI in the field provided on the booking form.

RIAI CPD Lottery

*In recognition of the current economic conditions, the RIAI is also operating a lottery to award 1 free place to an unwaged member and a second lottery to award 1 place at a 50% discount on the full course attendance to one member who can make a case to prove that they are experiencing substantial financial hardship. Interested members should download the relevant CPD lottery form from the Access to CPD area of the RIAI website and forward the form together with proof of circumstances to tharte@riai.ie or fax to 01 6610948. All correspondence in relation to this offer should be submitted in writing only.

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