The Dublin School of Architecture, DIT Bolton Street is pleased to announce:

DIT National Retrofit Conference
Meeting of Energy professional Skills (MEnS)
DIT conference exploring the challenges and opportunities for
upskilling building design professionals in Nearly Zero Energy
Building (NZEB)
Friday 15 April 2016
14.00 – 17.30
Michael O’Donnell Theatre
DIT Bolton Street, Dublin 1


Session 1: Meeting of Energy professional Skills (MEnS) 

14.00   Welcome

            Philip Lee Solicitor, Inaugural Chair of the Irish Green Building Council (IGBC)

14.10   Capacity building in response to EPDB:            

            Majella Kelleher Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI)

14.20   Achieving NZEB performances in Irish School Design: 

            John Dolan, Senior Engineer & Energy Programme Coordinator, Department of Education & Skills

14.35   Horizon 2020 experiences in multi-jurisdictional NZEB upskilling:

            Dr Valeria Branciforti, Meeting of Energy professional Skills (MEnS)

14.55   Upskilling: An Irish Architectural Benevolent Society perspective:         

            Jim Coady, IABS + Coady Partnership

15.05   Panel discussion on opportunities and barriers to upskilling:

            Chair Jim Coady


15.30   Break (nZEB exhibition in restaurant)

Session 2: Application of new skills in practice

15.45   Using dynamic online media to reach the working professional through blended learning:

            Malachy Mathews, Dublin School of Architecture, DIT

16.05   Thermal modelling design services:  

            Dara Stewart, Architect + NSAI-registered Thermal Modeller, Energy consultant at IHER Energy


16.20   Integrating thermal modelling in engineering design services: 

            Patrick Field, O’Connor Sutton Cronin (OCSC) Multidisciplinary Consulting Engineers;

16.35   Frontline upskilling experiences:

            Introduced by Simon McGuinness, Dublin School of Architecture, DIT

17.00   Panel Discussion: 

            Chair Eamon Ryan TD, Green Party / former Minister for Energy;


17.30   End: Wine reception (nZEB exhibition in restaurant)


For an invitation please click here: nZEB16 Invitation - Revised#nZEB16


For further information on the free ARCH1182 Professional Energy Skills in NZEB  module please click here:

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