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 Diploma in NZEB Design Tools programme is a 1 semester part time programme, delivered over a 15 week semester.
which has been designed to enable building design professionals to develop core skills in NZEB design. The programme combines online learning assessments with project work and explores a range of NZEB design topics.
The programme 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 CPD Diploma sits within and leads into a larger blended online Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma and MSc in Building Performance (Energy Efficiency in Design)
The programme is comprises three modules, all delivered in blended online mode supported by workshops every four weeks.
Graduates of the CPD Diploma in NZEB Design Tools will be equipped with a core selection of energy modelling tools which are necessary to achieve compliance with the NZEB performance standard for a residential dwelling and as such should be the threshold standard of competence for compliance focused design.
Graduates of the CPD Diploma in NZEB Design Tools 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 Diploma in NZEB Design Tools programme 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