CPD Course


CPD Certificate in nZEB Policy + Technologies

For building design professionals such as architects, architectural technologists, engineers and building surveyors, an understanding of nZEB will be critical to professional survival. The nZEB standard will apply to all new public building from the end of 2018 and to all buildings by 2020.

The CPD Certificate in nZEB Policy & Technologies has been designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to nZEB policy and technologies to building design professionals. The module comprises online learning assessments based on a range of nZEB design topics and leads to 100 structured CPD learning hours, or two years annual professional CPD learning.

The module combines online learning assessments with project work and explores a range of design tools required for nZEB design of residential and non-residential building types using a variety of digital modelling and environmental design software applications.

The module is a part time online module, delivered over a 5 weeks within an academic semester. The module commences with a Friday college-base workshop in online learning tools and an academic introduction to the module. There is a 1 hour webinar each Tuesday evening 20-00-21.00 over four weeks, which are recorded and can be viewed online after the webinar. There are two online assessments each second Thursday 20.00-21.00. The module conculdes with a second college-base workshop reviewing the module and preparing students for the module project. 

The CPD Certificate sits within and leads into a larger blended online Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma and MSc in Building Performance (Energy Efficiency in Design).

The Dublin School of Architecture is delighted to announce that the CPD Certificate in NZEB Policy and Technology has been approved for Sustainability Skillnet funding. The normal fee of €417 fee for eligible applicants is discounted by 40% to €250. 


  • At a glance
  • CPD Dip nZEB level 9
  • Duration 5 weeks blended online part time study

  • Contact
  • Joseph Little
  • joseph.little@dit.ie
  • 01 402 3692
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Graduates of the CPD Certificate in nZEB Policy & Technologies module will be equipped with a comprehensive insight into the challenges involved in achieving the nZEB performance standard

Graduates of the CPD Certificate in nZEB Policy & Technologies module will be eligible for progression to the blended online Postgraduate Certificate in Building Performance (Energy Efficiency in Design) which is the first part of the three part MSc in Building Performance (Energy Efficiency in Design). Graduates can progress to each stage of the programme on a modular basis.

Graduates may also enrol on the NSAI-recognised DT775B CPD Diploma in Thermal Bridge Assessment programme to become Register Thermal Modellers

The CPD Certificate in nZEB Policy & Technologies module was developed in response to Forfas research predicting economic growth and employment opportunities in the Green Economy.

It responds to various government policy and legislation and is supported by agencies such as OPW, SEAI, IGBC and RIAI.