• Jun 03
  • 9.00am - 5.00pm

Training on the use of DEAP 4.2 to demonstrate compliance with Part L of the Building Regulations

  • CPD Events
  • Dublin
Wednesday 03 June 2020
9.00am - 5.00pm
RIAI Practice: €275.00; RIAI Member: €305.00; Non-RIAI Member: €380.00 (Price includes tea/coffee and sandwich lunch and course materials)
IHER Energy Services, Unit 25 Docklands Innovation Pk, East Wall Road, Dublin 3 D03 P2K2

Event Information

The RIAI present a training course on the use of DEAP 4.2 to demonstrate compliance with Part L of the Building Regulations.

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 and TGD Part L 2019 (NZEB).

The course is intended to provide those attending with a basic understanding of how DEAP works. The new cloud-based DEAP 4.2 will be used during the course. DEAP 4.2 includes revised calculation methods for water heating, lighting and renewables.

The course will also show how DEAP can be 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 (*new requirement for renewable energy ratio of 20%)

The schedule will also feature an introduction to key elements of TGD Part L 2019 (NZEB) including the new requirements for major renovations. 
If those attending wish to train fully as BER assessors, more extensive training would be required.

Course Tutors

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 4.2 application and the DEAP 4.2.1 manual
  • understand the 2011 Part L and TGD Part L 2019 (NZEB) requirements for new & existing dwellings and how these are included in DEAP
  • understand how to use DEAP as a Part L compliance tool

Practical Experience Gained

  • 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 4.2  pre loaded. Please contact Teresa Harte if you have difficulty accessing a laptop.

DEAP 4.2 is a cloud hosted application. It is available at https://www.seai.ie/home-energy/building-energy-rating-ber/support-for-ber-assessors/domestic-ber-resources/deap4-software/. Simply click onto New to MyBER, then enter:

  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Address Line 1
  • Email

For any subsequent visits, enter email & password and click on login.

Location Details

Parking is free at Docklands Innovation Park. Spaces are not allocated so any spot can be used. IHER are in the Centre Block and will have signs directing all to our office. IHER are about 5 minutes walk from the Luas terminus at the 3 Arena. 

Attendees are asked to confirm any special accessibility or other requirements to the RIAI.

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.