A one-day conference

Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

Date: 5th March 2020

NZEB is the energy performance standard required under the European Union Energy Performance in Buildings Directive (EPBD). Under this Directive new public buildings are required to meet this standard as of 2018, while it is required that all new buildings meet this standard by 31st December 2020.

This Directive also provides for the deep retrofitting of existing buildings to NZEB standards from 2020 onwards.

Achieving NZEB and what is outlined in the Directive requires a culture change within all levels of the Building Industry.

This conference will provide a full overview of what is needed by 2020 and the requirements for Building Professionals, Government, Local Authorities and those managing buildings, it is a must attend event for all involved. 

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This event will be of real interest to anyone involved in the building & design sector including, architects, engineers, contractors, designers, suppliers, manufacturers, facility managers, property managers, local authorities, government departments, semi-state agencies, air tightness specialists, building control system and universities.

Full Day Programme

Conference Chairperson & Opening Remarks

Background to NZEB in Ireland

Roadmap for the Climate Action’s B2 Energy Retrofit target in Social Housing

Speaker: Xavier Dubuisson, Founder, RetroKit

  • Today’s energy performance of Ireland’s social housing stock
  • Progress to date in social housing retrofits
  • The scale of the Climate Action’s B2 challenge
  • RetroKit – a digital toolkit to support social housing landlords in planning and implementing their energy retrofit roadmap.

Research into near zero energy buildings: the nZEB101 project

Speaker: Dr Oliver Kinnane

Investment in High Performance Buildings- We all Benefit, but by How Much and Who Benefits Most?

Speaker: Dr. Shane Colclough, Dip EE, BSc, MIE, MBA, PhD, MIEI, CEng, EurIng, Research Fellow, University College Dublin and Principal, Energy Expertise Ltd

  • nZEB leads to reduced energy consumption, and therefore reduced running costs.
  • There are also many other benefits e.g. reduced carbon taxes, increased property value, etc.
  • This presentation reports on the overall financial benefits for a real scheme of 12 dwellings
  • The benefits are assigned to the tenant, the landlord and the central exchequer with some unexpected findings
  • This presentation will be of interest to anyone with an interest in residential property.

Part F – Avoiding Risks: Condensation and Ventilation- How NZEB Fits

Speaker: Terry Kavanagh, Contracts Manager, Sustainability, Building Envelope Technologies

  • TGD Part F 2019 – new compliance requirements
  • Ventilation verification testing for new dwellings
  • Relationship between TGD Part F and other technical guidance documents
  • Condensation & Mould growth
  • Identifying ventilation problems and remediation solutions

Part L – Demonstrating compliance with Part L through the DEAP methodology

Speaker:  Orla Coyle Programme Manager – Near Zero Energy Buildings & High Performance Retrofit, SEAI

  • Compliance with NZEB
  • Changes to DEAP methodology
  • Renewable Energy Ratio

Climate Change Law & Policy – how NZEB fits

Speaker: Elva Carbery – B.A. in Environmental Science and qualified solicitor. 

  • Climate Change Policy & Key drivers
  • EU Framework & Targets
  • Government Climate Change Policy
  • NZEB & Building Regulation implementation
  • NZEB compliance & enforcement

BIMZeED- Erasmus+ funded BIMzeED Project– EDucation for Zero Energy Buildings using Building Information Modelling

Speaker: Lis O Brien- Project Officer – Limerick IT

  • BIMzeED Overview.
  • Identification of the knowledge and skills gap in BIM and NZEB – Within the VET/HEI and construction sector
  • Current Practice and limitations of trainings in the construction sector – Moving forward to collaboration
  • Innovative training approach – Developing and piloting learning units/modules and directing workers to a training App.
  • Impacts and the future ahead

Deep Retrofit Pilot Programme – Insights to date

Speaker: Brian McIntyre, Deep Retrofit Pilot Programme Executive, SEAI

  • Vision & Policy
  • Deep Retrofit Pilot Programme principles
  • Results to date
  • Value proposition
  • Next steps

Case Study- nZEB Dwelling

Speaker: Daniel Coyle of Daniel Coyle Architects

  • nZEB dwelling Project Info – before and after design & construction- 
  • nZEB retrofit design principals – 5 key steps to achieving the standard
  • Tools for nZEB design – using DEAP as a design tool to achieve nZEB performance
  • Post-occupancy performance – Does the building perform as well in reality as predicted?
  • How much did cost? – Costs (& Savings) of nZEB retrofit

There will be 5 CPD points awarded to attendees at this conference. Please check directly with your association or awarding body to see how many points they will award.

Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

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