Certificate in Energy Renovation for Traditional Buildings

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The Heritage Council is pleased to announce, in partnership with the Technological University of the Shannon (TUS), a new course, ‘Certificate in Energy Renovation for Traditional Buildings (Level 8)’.

The first module of this course runs from June to July 2022, and takes place in person in Limerick at the Technological University of the Shannon.

The first module builds on the previous course ‘Fundamentals of Energy Reduction in Traditional Buildings’ and covers the following topics and more:

  • Introduction to fundamental principles of energy renovation
  • Thermal performance characteristics of historic building materials
  • Energy management in historic interiors
  • Use of appropriate designs and specifications for works to reduce energy use in traditionally-built structures

The course is suitable for Architects, Building Surveyors, Engineers (structural and mechanical & electrical), Architectural Conservation Officers, Planners, BER Assessors and anybody else seeking pathways to compliance with the energy efficiency requirement of the Building Regulations.

The aim of the course is to balance energy reduction strategies with heritage conservation principles. It will take a sustainability perspective, highlighting minimum intervention principles as a means of further reducing the carbon impact of the buildings and construction through maximising the potential for the adaptive re-use of buildings and building elements.

Completion of the two modules (the second, Building Defects Detection and Analysis, is to be run in Autumn 2022) will lead to a TUS-accredited Level 8 Special Purpose Award in Fundamentals of Energy Reduction in Traditional Buildings. You can find more information here.

To register, and to find out more, visit the Digital Academy for the Sustainable Built Environment (DASBE) website here.