Energy Efficiency

With the European Green Deal, the EU is increasing its climate ambition and aims at becoming the first climate-neutral continent by 2050. The Commission has therefore revised the Energy Efficiency Directive, together with other EU energy and climate rules, to ensure that the new 2030 target of reducing greenhouse gas emission by at least 55% (compared to 1990) can be met.

Energy efficiency

What is Energy Efficiency?

To meet the new EU 2030 climate target energy efficiency needs to be prioritised. The proposal for the revised directive promotes ‘energy efficiency first’ as an overall principle of EU energy policy, and mark its importance and relevance in both its practical applications in policy and investment decisions.

The residential sector accounts for 25% of all energy used in Ireland. European Directives require that all new buildings must meet a Near Zero Energy Building standard by 2020 (2018 in the case of public buildings).

In addition, changes in building regulations and compliance criteria, continued development of micro-generation systems and emerging innovative design solutions required professionals with expertise and knowledge of this continually evolving area.

Search Energy Efficiency Programmes

The following Energy Efficiency Programmes are available for  2021-2022.

TitleProviderLevelDurationMode of StudyStart DateLocationInformation
Certificate in Near Zero Energy BuildingTUS630 Weeks (8 Months)OnlineSep/21OnlineFind Out More
BSc in Built EnvironmentTUS81 YearFulltimeTBCLimerickFind Out More
Certificate in nZEB TrainingTUS730 WeeksBlendedSep/21LimerickFind Out More
BSc (Hons) in Renewable & Electrical Energy EngineeringTUS84 yearsFulltimeSep/21LimerickFind Out More
Certificate in Built Environment RegulationGMIT918 MonthsBlendedJan/22GalwayFind Out More
Certificate in Fire SafetyGMIT91 yearBlendedJan/22GalwayFind Out More
Post Graduate Diploma in Science in Built Environment RegulationGMIT91-2 yearsBlendedJan/22GalwayFind Out More
MSc in Built Environment RegulationGMIT918/30 MonthsBlendedJan/22GalwayFind Out More

Sustainable Building 2021/22