• Jul 01 - Aug 05
  • 1.00pm - 2.00pm

RIAI CPD Links: Renovation Solutions – Webinar Series by the Irish Green Buildings Council

  • Live Webinars
  • RIAI CPD Links
  • Online
Wednesday 01 July 2020 - Wednesday 05 August 2020
1.00pm - 2.00pm
Free but registration is required

Event Information


Under Ireland’s Climate Action plan the Government plans to renovate over 500,000 homes in the next ten years to a B2 standard. Under the COVID-19 recovery plan, billed as the world‘s biggest green stimulus, renovation is likely to be a key part of the investment strategy of the EU.

This means that renovation will finally come into its own and become a major industry in Ireland over the coming years. But how do we make sure that this is properly invested in high quality renovation that guarantees performance and safeguards the health of the occupants? This webinar series explores a range of solutions and focuses on important considerations for delivering high quality renovations.

01/07/20 - Planning high quality renovation | Shay Kavanagh, Fuinniv Independent Consulting & RetroKit and Colm O’Mahony, 3CEA

What are the implications of the nZEB requirements in Part L for renovation. How should the renovation be planned? Is it difficult to achieve a B2 rating? What type of strategy should be employed?

08/07/20 - Moisture management & breathable internal insulation systems in solid walls | Niall Crossan, Ecological Building Systems

What needs to be considered when insulating solid wall traditionally built homes? What are the appropriate solutions? What is breathability and why is it important in older structures?

15/07/20 - External wall insulation for existing homes | Joseph Little, TU Dublin

What needs to be considered? What is the the impact on streetscape, neighbours, moisture management and technical detailing (e.g. fire, thermal bridging and key junctions)?

22/07/20 - Ventilation and air quality in existing homes | Simon Jones, Aereco

What issues need to be considered with existing homes? What are the SEAI requirements? How does regulation impact or not impact on this?  How to deal with radon in existing homes?

29/07/20 - Designing Heat pumps for existing homes | Padraic O’Reilly, LIT

What is a heat pump ready home? What is the heat loss parameter? What are common issues with designing heat pumps for existing homes and how to avoid them?

05/08/20 - PAS 2035 Standard: Retrofitting Dwellings for Improved Energy Efficiency | Peter Rickaby, UK Centre for Moisture in Buildings

How can the PAS 2035 standard support quality energy renovation? How to access dwellings for retrofit, identify improvement options, design and specify Energy Efficiency Measures (EEM) and monitor retrofit projects.

Each webinar counts for one RIAI CPD point.