SYMPOSIUM ON  "ACHIEVING NEARLY ZERO-ENERGY BUILDINGS THROUGH RETROFIT"

The IRUSE Galway within the College of Engineering and Informatics and the Ryan Institute at NUI Galway organised the nZEB-Retrofit Symposium in conjunction with Engineers Ireland and IBPSA Ireland, which was held on  August 18, 2015. 

The Symposium was an open public discussion between local government representatives, professionals and researchers in Ireland on 'Achieving nearly zero-energy buildings through retrofit'. 
Detailed book of abstracts with the conclusions of the symposium are available here

The Symposium was organised as part of the nZEB-RETROFIT project funded by the SFI Ireland.    

Presentations (or here:

 
SpeakerAffilliationPresentation
Sean Armstrong Dept. of Energy, Community & Local Govt. (DECLG) Retrofitting to nZEB-the regulatory perspective
Pat Barry Irish Green Building Council (IGBC) BUILD UPON - Co-creating Europe's national renovation strategies
Daniel Coyle Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) An investigation into the cost optimality of the passive house retrofit standard using life cycle cost analysis
Enda Casey Tipperary Energy Agency (TEA) FP6 Conerto - SERVE project and lessons learned for 2015 nZEB retrofit pilot project
Helena McElmeel Helena McElmeel Architects Impact of temperature take back on CO2 emission reductions achieved after insulation upgrades to two detached house
Aidan Shannon Dun Laoghaire County Council (DLCC) A post occupancy evaluation of a low rise social housing complex following an energy retrofit and refurbishment project
Alan Carr Passive House Academy (PHA) nZEB retrofit case studies
Sheikh Zuhaib NUI Galway An intermediate survey report on retrofit practices by construction professionals 
in Ireland
Eamonn Smyth Dept. of Energy, Community & Local Govt. (DECLG) The impact of energy retrofitting on radon concentrations in homes
Mark J. Foley NUI Galway A review of radon research in Ireland – current and future projects
Paul Moran NUI Galway A pre-retrofit study on the behavioural habits of occupants in social housing
Michael Hanratty Irish Home Energy Rating Ltd. (IHER) The EPISCOPE mapping tool showing energy efficiency of housing on the north side 
of Dublin city
Marcus Keane NUI Galway Built2Spec- Tools for the 21st century construction worksite
Turya Ganguly NUI Galway Collaborative tool for BIM program selection based on maturity and project (retrofit) requirement