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Breakfast briefing: Achieving Nearly Zero Energy Building Standards by 2020...

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22 Clyde Road

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Under the EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), Ireland must establish mandatory requirements for ‘nearly zero energy buildings’ (NZEB) by 2020. In 2012 Government published Ireland’s ‘NZEB Roadmap’. Our three speakers will give an update on the state of progress and highlight some key issues and developments towards achieving this national policy target. The emphasis will be on the non-residential buildings sector.

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7.45 am - Breakfast

8.10 am - John Kane Chairman, Energy and Environment division

8.15 am - Kevin O’Rourke Marchena Management Services
This session summarise the state of progress across EU member states, highlighting technical, market and legislative issues and experiences to date with the concept and implementation of NZEB.

8.30 am - Sean Armstrong, Department of Housing, Planning, Community & Local Government, DHPCLG
Sean will present an update on Ireland’s NZEB roadmap and will focus in particular on the new requirements set out in the draft revisions to the Building Regulations Part L for Buildings Other than Dwellings, newly issued for public consultation.

8.45 am - Chris Croly, Building Design Partnership (BDP)
Chris will outline key technical and professional practice issues in designing and delivering NZEBs, referencing live case examples.

9.00 am - Open Forum, Panel Q&A

9.45am - Close

About the Speakers

About the Speakers:

Kevin O’Rourke is Sustainable Energy Specialist with Marchena Management Services. His current role is primarily on supporting Irish and other European governments to develop and implement the range of policies and programmes required under the EPBD and Energy Efficiency Directive.

Sean Armstrong, Chartered Engineer.
Sean is Senior Technical Adviser in the Building Standards Division of DHPCLG and has been actively engaged for several years in the policy progression of Ireland’s national standards for building energy performance and other aspects of EPBD implementation.

Chris Croly, Chartered Engineer.
Chris is Environmental Engineering Director with BDP. He has led the design and delivery of a range of innovative low energy newbuild and retrofit/renovation projects in the commercial and public buildings sectors.

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