Employee Graduation - Professional Energy Skills in NZEB

Congratulation to Beata Galej who received her certificate in Professional Energy Skills in NZEB from D.I.T Bolton Street in March of this year. Beata has been working as an Architect at Brennan Furlong Architects since its inception in 2015 and is an integral part of our team. 

Beata Galej, Brennan Furlong Architects receiving her Certificate in ‘Professional Energy Skills in NZEB’ from Professor Gerry Farrell, Dean and Director of the College of Engineering & Built Environment. Photo Credit: Conor Mulhern

Beata Galej, Brennan Furlong Architects receiving her Certificate in ‘Professional Energy Skills in NZEB’ from Professor Gerry Farrell, Dean and Director of the College of Engineering & Built Environment.

Photo Credit: Conor Mulhern

The ‘Professional Energy Skills in NZEB’ course has been designed to enable experienced building design professionals to develop an understanding of the EU Energy Performance in Buildings Directive (EPBD) Nearly Zero Energy Building (nZEB) performance standard, with particular reference to existing residential buildings. 

'I really enjoyed the Professional Energy Skills in Nearly Zero Energy Buildings course. It improved my understanding of background of NZEB legislation in the World as well as in Europe & Ireland, including global warming issues. It also helped me to understand how efficiently improve existing dwellings to better energy standards, and how to demonstrate it using both DEAP and PHPP (Program used to design Passive House buildings). I also had a module about retrofit economics, which thought me how to calculate simple payback period for domestic improvements, but also how to calculate Life Cycle Cost Analysis of overall house energy improvement. The course was really great, especially in the light of newly introduced Part l regulations!'