Digital Academy for the Sustainable Built Environment​

A hub for upskilling, capacity building and education in the construction sector.

Energy Efficiency

The residential sector accounts for 25% of all energy used in Ireland. New buildings must meet an nZEB standard by 2020.

Circular Economy

The EU’s transition to a circular economy will reduce pressure on natural resources and will create sustainable growth and jobs.

Digital Skills

A strong digital economy powered by Europeans with digital skills is vital for innovation, growth, and jobs.

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What is the DASBE Project?

Digital Academy for Sustainable Built Environment

The Digital Academy for the Sustainable Built Environment (DASBE) is providing blended education in critical areas needed to upskill the construction and retrofit sectors. 

DASBE is focussing on three core themes: energy efficiency, the circular economy, and digital skills for sustainable building.

DASBE is a partnership between the Technological University of the Shannon (TUS) and Atlantic Technological University (ATU), along with industry partners the Irish Green Building Council and Tipperary Energy Agency and is funded by the government’s Human Capital Initiative Pillar 3.

Are you a higher education institute, vocational organisation or industry body and want to work with us on this exciting initiative? Contact the DASBE team here.

Explore Featured Programmes

The following are just some of the  programmes and courses available in 2023-2024:

Upcoming Events



Site Coordination and Retrofitting of Quality Residential Buildings
Wednesday, June 14, 2023
Join us for this informative webinar with DASBE, showcasing a range of accredited courses in residential retrofitting, site coordination and green procurement starting September 2023.

Our Partners

The following technological universities and organisations are the DASBE partners

Frequently Asked Questions

All applicants availing of funding must be resident in Ireland.

All successful applicants will qualify for DASBE funding once the applicant is resident in Ireland.

DASBE (Digital Academy for the Sustainable Built Environment) is a hub for upskilling, capacity building and education in the construction sector. The DASBE Consortium provides blended education in critical areas needed to upskill the construction and retrofit sectors.

DASBE is offering the construction industry a range of subsidised courses in Energy Efficiency, Circular Economy and Digitalisation.

For more detailed information, see the About page.

A module is a particular unit of study on a particular topic e.g. Maths or Web Development 1.  Each module has a number of credits and a defined schedule for delivery.

A programme is made up of one or more modules and a student completes the individual modules to complete a programme e.g Higher Diploma in Business Management or Certificate in Near Zero Energy Buildings.  The Award is what the student receives having completed their full programme of study e.g. Pass or Distinction.

On selecting your preferred programme, you will be provided with an option to contact the registering body for that programme.

Within the educational environment, the terms, “Course” and “Programme”, are often used interchangeably. However, there are some differences in their meanings:

A Course: This is usually a unit of study focused on a specific topic or subject. It is typically a short-term learning experience that lasts from a few weeks to a few months. Courses are usually taken as part of a larger programme or degree, but can also be taken independently.

Courses provide opportunities to develop current knowledge and learn new skills through facilitated learning and activities.

A Programme: A programme is a set of courses that are designed to achieve a specific educational goal. They are usually more comprehensive and structured form of learning experience, that typically takes place over a longer period of time than a course. In addition, these lead to formal accreditation in the form of Certificate, Diploma, or Degree award.