A training partnership between Irish architects and a UK energy consultancy has led to this cutting edge course in low carbon housing refurbishment to be developed specifically for Ireland. The course gives building and housing professionals the chance to learn about the practical issues that are essential knowledge for anyone considering a housing refurbishment project, with the intent of reducing carbon dioxide emissions and fuel bills while ensuring the most cost effective approach.
Presented by Rickaby Thompson Associates and Scott +MacNeill Architects, the course is entitled ‘Low Carbon Housing Refurbishment’ and draws on the experiences of the two trainers – Dr Peter Rickaby and William Scott who have over 50 years of combined experience in the field– plus the experiences of many of the foremost experts and thought-leaders in the field whose real life low carbon refurbished homes feature as case studies.
The courses take place at Nova UCD, University College Dublin’s cutting edge innovation and technology centre at the Belfield Campus. The next course takes place on the 7th and 8th of September where a limited number of places are available at the discounted price of €375 (full price €500) with funding from the Eco Construction Skillnet. Full discounts are also available to those currently seeking work.
The two-day training course covers the specific challenges of refurbishing Irish housing stock, advanced insulation and airtightness techniques, building services and technologies, cost and carbon saving workshops, specification checklists, whole house approaches to retrofit, reducing what’s left of the thermal load, and tackling the electric power demand. The course contains carbon costing excercises and whole house improvement workshops featuring SEAI’s DEAP software.