AECB partners with TU Dublin to launch pioneering CPD Cert. Building Energy Modelling using PHPP

AECB has launched the CPD Cert. in Building Energy Modelling using PHPP in collaboration with TU Dublin as an annual six-week part-time 100 hours e-learning course endorsed by the Passivhaus Institut and the Irish Green Building Council. Collaboration between AECB and TU Dublin (Technology University Dublin) is a milestone in making expertise available across the building industry to companies and individuals via CPD.

This year’s course dates are Wednesday 3rd November – Friday 17th December 2021. Registration closes Friday 22nd October 2021. The course is open to AECB members and non-members at a standard cost of £870 + VAT. The Passivhaus Institut (PHI) have awarded the course 50 credits towards PHI Certification renewal. Candidates can also attain 10 UK Credits/5 EU ECTs (Master’s level).

Andy Lundberg, a renowned building energy consultant, is the TU Dublin lecturer teaching the course. He is one of the leading thermal modellers in the British Isles and a highly experienced Passivhaus designer and hygrothermal risk assessor.

Andy Lundberg asks: “Do you want to be able to evaluate the energy-efficiency characteristics of a building design using a repeatedly-validated design tool, to identify how specific aspects of design and specification can be improved, and have confidence that the operational energy use of the completed building will be sufficiently close to the design stage estimate?”

Andy Lundberg answers: “The CPD in Building Energy Modelling using PHPP course will give you the ability to do exactly that in a fun, friendly and interactive environment with like-minded participants, through a flexible online delivery. Due to the course’s structure, delivery, feedback and assessment, we are confident that students will learn deeply and be better able to make use of that learning long after the course’s conclusion.”

Pat Barry, CEO, Irish Green Building Council says: “Andy not only has incredible knowledge and is the original and best at what he does, he can also clearly explain a topic that is extremely technical in non-technical language and all with great humour which really helps.”

The Passivhaus Institut says: “The training looks really impressive and is certainly a comprehensive PHPP knowledge source.”

The course comprises a self-contained six-week part time e-learning module from TU Dublin’s MSc in Building Performance (Energy Efficiency in Design) programme – MSc BP(EED). The Building Energy Modelling Tools using PHPP module enables experienced building design professionals to apply an understanding of the international Passive House Planning Pack (PHPP) modelling and design software to determine building performance of existing and new buildings, residential and non-residential, in temperate climatic zones.

Andy Simmonds, CEO AECB says: “TUDublin is Ireland’s leading Technological University hosting pioneering researchers and innovators in science and technology who play active roles in informing policy and standards. We are delighted to share their international outlook and passion for life-long learning and to collaborate with AECB friend and CarbonLite™ Retrofit course contributor, Joseph Little, Assistant Head of School (Construction).”

Trish Andrews, AECB Training Manager says: “The AECB is committed to encouraging the UK construction Industry to decarbonise. This requires synergistic partnerships and collaborations to work together to build and dissimilate the skills and knowledge needed for a better low carbon future within the next decade. Our new CPD Cert. in Building Energy Modelling Using PHPP course, in collaboration with TUDublin, embraces the benefits of cooperation to upskill professional level learning in our transition to net zero buildings.”

Graduates of the CPD Cert. in Energy Modelling PHPP module are equipped with a comprehensive insight into the challenges involved in achieving performance standards as modelled by PHPP. The module acts as a gateway to further learning: Graduates are eligible to progress to TUD’s blended online Postgraduate Certificate in Building Performance (Energy Efficiency in Design) which is the first part of a three-part MSc in Building Performance (Energy Efficiency in Design). Graduates can progress to each stage of this programme on a modular basis. They may also enrol on the NSAI-recognised DT775B CPD Diploma in Thermal Bridge Assessment programme to become Registered Thermal Modellers.

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