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Fundamentals of Energy Renovation for Traditional Buildings: CPD Lecture Series 2019-2020

Supported by the SEAI Reseach, Development & Demonstration Funding Programme

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Interested in learning more about the risks, challenges and rewards of renovating traditional buildings for improved energy performance?

Need more guidance on how to ensure your energy renovation project complies with the new building regulations?

And what about embodied carbon and the rebound effect? How can practitioners account for these issues in the concept design phase of energy renovations?

The Fundamentals of Energy Renovation for Traditional Buildings lecture series has been developed by the Heritage Council and Carrig Conservation International Ltd to answer these questions and more. The lecture series is open to qualified building professionals and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits will be provided by the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) and Engineers Ireland (EI). The lecture series has also been endorsed by the Society of Chartered Surveyors (SCSI).

Lectures will be delivered by leading professionals from Ireland, the UK and Europe, giving attendees access to the latest research, case studies and best practice guidance. Attendees will also be supported by an online resource with suggested readings, speaker presentations and practice quizzes to test knowledge and comprehension.

Registration fees cover 5 full days of lectures (6 each day), which will run from 8:30am – 5:30pm on the following dates:

  • Friday, 1 November 2019
  • Friday, 15 November 2019
  • Friday, 29 November 2019
  • Friday, 17 January 2020
  • Friday, 31 January 2020

Spaces are limited, so early registration is encouraged. Please register via the Heritage Council website.

The lecture series will be held at Richmond Barracks, Dublin 8. Further details will be given to attendees upon successful registration.

Attendance fees for the full 5-day course have been generously subsidised by funding from the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) Research, Development and Demonstration funding programme.

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Course Curriculum


  7. COMPLYING WITH BUILDING REGULATIONS & TAKING A BALANCED APPROACH TO RENOVATION
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  9. REDUCING THE ENERGY PERFORMANCE GAP
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The Fundamentals of Energy Renovation for Traditional Buildings: Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Lecture Series 2019-2020 has been developed by The Heritage Council and Carrig Conservation with the support of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) and in consultation with the key Irish professional building organisations: the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI), Engineers Ireland (EI) and the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI). Other primary stakeholders included the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government (DHPLG), the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (DCHG), the Irish Building Control Institute (IBCI), the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI), the Irish Green Building Council (IGBC) and ICOMOS Ireland.

The lecture series builds upon research conducted under the 2017-2018 SEAI RD&D funded project Deep Energy Renovation of Traditional Buildings: Addressing Knowledge Gaps and Skills Training in Ireland, which was developed as a collaboration between The Heritage Council, Carrig Conservation and the ICOMOS Ireland National Scientific Committee on Energy, Sustainability and Climate Change (NSCES+CC).

This course is open for enrollment, but bookings must be made with the Heritage Council. Please register here.

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