In Ireland, energy use in buildings accounts for 23% of all carbon emissions. In order to reach our Paris climate goals all new buildings must now be built to NZEB standard. Also, under the Climate Action plan, 500,00 homes must be retrofitted to a B2 energy rating by 2030. As a result, there is currently, and will be in the future, a huge demand for building professionals trained in designing and delivering energy efficient buildings.
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The following Energy Efficiency Programmes are available for 2022-2023
|Title||Provider||Level||Duration||Mode of Study||Start Date||Location||Course Type||Find Out More Link (Website)|
|BSc (Hons) in Renewable & Electrical Energy Engineering||LIT||8||4 years||Fulltime||27/Sep/21||Limerick||Undergraduate CAO||Find Out More|
|BSc in Built Environment||TUS||8, Undergraduate - CAO||1 Year||Fulltime||29/Sep/21||Limerick||Undergraduate CAO||Find Out More|
|Certificate in Built Environment Regulation||GMIT||9||18 Months||Blended||09/Jan/22||Galway||Flexible & Professional||Find Out More|
|Certificate in Fire Safety||GMIT||9||1 year||Blended||01/Sep/22||Galway||Flexible & Professional||Find Out More|
|Certificate in Near Zero Energy Building||TUS||6, (20 ECTS)||30 Weeks (8 Months)||Online||29/Sep/21||Online||Flexible & Professional||Find Out More|
|Certificate in nZEB Training||TUS||7||30 Weeks||Blended||29/Sep/21||Limerick||Other||Find Out More|
|Masters in Sustainable Energy System Management||TUS||9||16 months||Blended||05/Sep/22||Limerick in partnership with Universities in Holland, Spain and Belgium||Postgraduate Taught||Find Out More|
|MSc in Built Environment Regulation||GMIT||9||18/30 Months||Blended||01/Sep/22||Galway||Flexible & Professional||Find Out More|
|MSc in Quantity Surveying (Sustainable Public Building)||TUS||9||1 year||Fulltime||TBC||Limerick||Postgraduate Taught||Find Out More|
|Post Graduate Diploma in Science in Built Environment Regulation||GMIT||9||1-2 years||Blended||01/Sep/22||Galway||Flexible & Professional||Find Out More|
|Specification & Design of Heating Systems with Heat Pumps||TEA||N/A||TBC||Online||Available Online anytime||Online||Industry||Find Out More|
|Introduction to Specification & Design of NZEB Homes||Industry||N/A||TBC||Online||Available Online anytime||Online||Industry||Find Out More|
|Whole Life Carbon Training||Industry||N/A||TBC||Online||Regular start dates||Online||Industry||Find Out More|
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|Construction Project Management||TUS||6||10 Weeks||Online||TBC||Online||Flexible & Professional||Find Out More|
|BSC Hons in Construction Management||TUS||8||4 Years||Fulltime||TBC||Limerick||Undergraduate CAO||Find Out More|
|BEng (Hons) in Renewable & Electrical Energy Engineering||TUS||7||3 years||Fulltime||TBC||Limerick||Undergraduate CAO||Find Out More|
|Certificate in Energy Renovation of Traditional Buildings||TUS||8||30 Weeks (8 Months)||Blended||03/Jun/22||Limerick||Flexible & Professional||Find Out More|
|Fundamentals in Energy Renovation of Traditional Buildings||TUS||8||15 Weeks||Blended||03/Jun/22||Limerick||Flexible & Professional||Find Out More|
What is Energy Efficiency?
An energy efficient building is one that creates thermal comfort by using the least possible amount of energy. This is achieved by creating a highly efficient thermal envelope combined with a designed ventilation system.
A net zero energy building is one that is highly energy efficient and the remaining energy that it needs is delivered by either on-site or off-site renewable energy. To reach our Paris climate goals all buildings need to be net zero energy by 2050. Understanding how to deliver low energy buildings will be a crucial skill set for building professionals in the future.