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 Event


MSc Built Environment Regulation: A peer-to-peer journey towards excellence in construction in the built environment
Wednesday, April 19, 2023
Join this webinar to learn more about how you can easily upskill through a nationally leading DASBE, CABE-accredited, master’s programme. Make this year the year you hone, fine-tune, and master you...

Our Partners

The following technological universities and organisations are the DASBE partners

Frequently Asked Questions

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.