• May 28
  • 10.15am - 4.45pm

RIAI CPD Workshop Pilot: NZEB and TGD Part L Dwellings 2020

  • CPD Events
  • RIAI
Thursday 28 May 2020
10.15am - 4.45pm
RIAI Member: €275; RIAI Practice: €250.
RIAI, 8 Merrion Square, D02 YE68

Event Information

The RIAI presents a CPD pilot workshop on the implementation of EU NZEB requirements in the new Part L 2019 Dwellings for both new build and works to existing dwellings.

Course Aim

The aim of the workshop is to provide participants with a comprehensive overview and induction to the New Part L 2019 Dwellings, which was recently updated to incorporate EU NZEB requirements, and to assist them in applying the requirements in case practice.

The workshop will provide attendees with an understanding of the Part L 2019 TGD including the key changes from 2011 (such as Energy and Carbon limits, new Renewable requirements and method, minimum fabric and services requirements) and the new section and classification type ‘Major Renovation’.

The workshop will have informative lectures but will include practical case exercises and group work on compliance for new dwellings and works to existing dwellings under major renovation and question and answer sessions / discussion.

The workshop will include a familiarisation of the DEAP method / software (and recent revisions of same under DEAP 4 – with method updates to water, lighting and renewables), which underpins key aspects of the TGD and compliance validation, and highlight the other key technical calculation requirements in particular in relation to the envelope, notably thermal and moisture issues.  

Please note that the focus of this workshop is on Part L Compliance and not DEAP and that a more detailed induction to DEAP is available via this RIAI CPD Programme.

Course Tutor

Patrick Daly, Dip. Arch. Tech., B. Ed. Des. Tech., Dip. Pro. Man., M.Sc. Architecture (AEES), M.Sc. Research

With a background in architectural technology and project management Patrick has over 25 year’s experience in the design and realisation of a diverse range of buildings in Ireland and the UK. Over the last 15 years Patrick has developed a specialization in low energy and environmental impact buildings and sustainable communities including designing and building Ireland first Zero Energy – Energy Positive house. Patrick has consulted on a range of low energy buildings including passive, zero energy and domestic and commercial retrofit projects developing specialist skills in building fabric assessment (U values, Linear Thermal Bridge, Moisture) and building energy analysis methods both steady state and dynamic. Patrick has been involved in a number of EU projects including Dundalk 2020, Bioenergy, Rokwood and an EPA funded study into Hemp-Lime biocomposite. Patrick lectures in the Technical University of Dublin - Dublin School of Architecture, taking a leading role in post graduate programmes in energy efficient design / NZEB design and currently acting as the principle investigator on Drive 0 an Horizon 2020 funded project to develop modularised circular deep renovation capabilities across the EU. Patrick is a specialist in Part L NZEB standards and is a regular seminar and conference speaker in Ireland, UK and Brazil.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this workshop attendees should have a knowledge of:

  • The key changes, structure and main requirements of the new TGD
  • The different requirements for New Build, Existing including new section on Major Renovation
  • How the DEAP method and tool integrates into the TGD and its application in compliance
  • The main requirements for compliance in relation to building fabric, services and renewables
  • The key technical areas of assessment and calculation required by the TGD and
  • Have gained practical experience in the application of compliance requirements to example case projects for both new build and renovation to dwellings.

Course Structure

The workshop will be a ¾ day comprising morning and afternoon sessions with both theory based informative lectures and practical group exercises on compliance application to case examples.

Course Preparation

Participants should have a digital or printed copy of Part L 2019 TGD Dwellings, laptop and notepad, scale, pencil / pen and calculator (or use one on smart phone or laptop).

Please Note: The RIAI will charge a €50 administration fee on bookings cancelled more than 5 working days in advance of programme delivery. Cancellations made within 2-5 working days of programme delivery will be charged 75% of the full fee. Cancellations on the day of the programme or on the day before will result in the full amount being charged.