Energy Efficiency

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

TitleProviderLevelDurationMode of StudyStart DateLocationCourse TypeFind Out More Link (Website)
BSc (Hons) in Renewable & Electrical Energy EngineeringLIT84 yearsFulltime27/Sep/21LimerickUndergraduate CAOFind Out More
BSc in Built EnvironmentTUS8, Undergraduate - CAO1 YearFulltime29/Sep/21LimerickUndergraduate CAOFind Out More
Certificate in Built Environment RegulationGMIT918 MonthsBlended09/Jan/22GalwayFlexible & ProfessionalFind Out More
Certificate in Fire SafetyGMIT91 yearBlended01/Sep/22GalwayFlexible & ProfessionalFind Out More
Certificate in Near Zero Energy BuildingTUS6, (20 ECTS)30 Weeks (8 Months)Online29/Sep/21OnlineFlexible & ProfessionalFind Out More
Certificate in nZEB TrainingTUS730 WeeksBlended29/Sep/21LimerickOtherFind Out More
Masters in Sustainable Energy System ManagementTUS916 monthsBlended05/Sep/22Limerick in partnership with Universities in Holland, Spain and BelgiumPostgraduate TaughtFind Out More
MSc in Built Environment RegulationGMIT918/30 MonthsBlended01/Sep/22GalwayFlexible & ProfessionalFind Out More
MSc in Quantity Surveying (Sustainable Public Building)TUS91 yearFulltimeTBCLimerickPostgraduate TaughtFind Out More
Post Graduate Diploma in Science in Built Environment RegulationGMIT91-2 yearsBlended01/Sep/22GalwayFlexible & ProfessionalFind Out More
Specification & Design of Heating Systems with Heat PumpsTEAN/ATBCOnlineAvailable Online anytimeOnlineIndustryFind Out More
Introduction to Specification & Design of NZEB HomesIndustryN/ATBCOnlineAvailable Online anytimeOnlineIndustryFind Out More
Whole Life Carbon TrainingIndustryN/ATBCOnlineRegular start datesOnlineIndustryFind Out More
Home Performance
Index Assessor Training
IndustryN/ATBCOnlineRegular start datesOnlineIndustryFind Out More
Course MailIndustryN/ATBCOnlineRegular start datesOnlineIndustryFind Out More
Construction Project ManagementTUS610 WeeksOnlineTBCOnlineFlexible & ProfessionalFind Out More
BSC Hons in Construction ManagementTUS84 YearsFulltimeTBCLimerickUndergraduate CAOFind Out More
BEng (Hons) in Renewable & Electrical Energy EngineeringTUS73 yearsFulltimeTBCLimerickUndergraduate CAOFind Out More
Certificate in Energy Renovation of Traditional BuildingsTUS830 Weeks (8 Months)Blended03/Jun/22LimerickFlexible & ProfessionalFind Out More
Fundamentals in Energy Renovation of Traditional BuildingsTUS815 WeeksBlended03/Jun/22LimerickFlexible & ProfessionalFind Out More
Energy efficiency

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.

Sustainable Building 2021/22