The programme aims to afford advanced experience and training to fulfil, in part, the onerous and challenging roles, duties and responsibilities associated with a limited range of Built Environment Regulations in the Irish Construction Industry.
This certificate is designed for a multidisciplinary cohort across the built environment disciplines e.g. Architecture, Engineering, Building Surveying, Architectural Technology, and Construction Management, among others. A multi-disciplinary cohort will be beneficial to the programme as it will provide cross-pollination of ideas, shared experiences and appreciation for each other’s roles and responsibilities in the Built Environment.
The programme is designed to meet the postgraduate and continuing professional development needs of these disciplines, to develop competence in the specialist area of Energy Conservation and Environmental Services by facilitating knowledge gained through training and applied experience.
It will be particularly beneficial to new entrant graduates who have recently entered the workforce in the last one to three years. It will also be beneficial to lifelong learners and more experienced professionals as Continuing Professional Development, up-skilling, retraining, and as a refresher course. Furthermore, the programme can be undertaken on a module-by-module basis, if so desired, by accumulating credits.
The Certificate in Energy Conservation and Environmental Services aims to address current building regulation requirements for nearly zero energy buildings and retrofit existing housing stock. This is an area of upskilling which is in demand in the construction industry.
The objectives of the programme are
- To address the industry-led demand for regulatory knowledge, experience, and training in the areas of Energy Conservation and Environmental Services
- To explore new buildings and buildings other than dwellings, to a building regulation compliance standard
- To explore retrofit of existing buildings to a building regulation compliance standard