[Sbse] Free postgraduate course in the design of buildings to meet the Nearly Zero Energy Building (NZEB)

Bard Rama bardhylrama at gmail.com
Tue Dec 15 08:22:44 PST 2015

Dear all,
I wanted to share this with you, and please feel free to share it with your

The Dublin School of Architecture, DIT Bolton Street, is seeking
applications from building professionals to join a free postgraduate course
in the design of buildings to meet the Nearly Zero Energy Building (NZEB)
performance standard.

The initial delivery of the 10-credit postgraduate module, entitled
‘Professional Energy Skills in NZEB’, is being supported by EU funding,
with the first cohort commencing in January 2016.

This course is being piloted in ten centres across Europe in preparation
for a full commercial rollout to all building professionals in the EU in
advance of the 2020 deadline for implementing the NZEB energy performance
standard for all buildings.

This Professional Energy Skills in NZEB course has been developed as part
of an EU Horizon 2020 funded project called ‘Meeting of Energy Professional
Skills’ (MEnS). This module is aimed at architects, engineers, building
surveyors and architectural technologists. Learning will take place in a
multi-disciplinary environment with much of the course materials will be
delivered online to facilitate working professionals.

*Key features are:*

* · Develops knowledge of Nearly Zero Energy Building (NZEB) as required
under the EU Energy Performance in Buildings Directive (EPBD), using a
residential retrofit as the case study building;*
* · Module offered free of charge to three cohorts, each of 40 students
(would normally cost c.€1,000);*
* · Module delivered in blended learning mode, with online material and
limited college attendance;*
* · Will be recognised as contributing towards an MSc programme;*
* · Options for development of skills in DEAP or PHPP;*
* · 50% of places prioritised for women and unemployed people;*

For more details of the course and to download a hardcopy application form







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