Ecological announce ‘Ecobuild 2 nZEB’ course

Building on the success of its award-winning Passive EcoWall concept and range of low energy training courses, Ecological Building Systems has announced the launch of its new ‘Ecobuild 2 nZEB’ one day course. This workshop will provide step-by-step instructions on building a new home with ecological materials, and using passive house principles, to meet nearly zero energy building (nZEB) standards and ensure a healthy home for life.

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Darren O’Gorman of Ecological states: “Any building completed after the 31st December 2020 must achieve nZEB standards, irrespective of when they were started. As the construction industry and building regulations are evolving so rapidly and moving to nZEB, now is the time to gain the knowledge on how to meet these high levels of building performance.”

The course will comprise three parts and is focused around a virtual building model. The morning will focus on design considerations including an introduction to DesignPH and PHPP, Part L compliance & Deap assessments, passive house certification and Home Performance Index (HPI) certification.

The second part will investigate the insulated fabric in detail, while examining a range of assembly options for walls and roofs. Participants will be challenged with solving some thermal bridge-free details. Foundation junctions, roof eaves, window installations and door thresholds will also be examined.

The final part of the day will focus on airtightness and ventilation in new construction, concluding with a tour of Ecological’s training centre and a blower door demonstration. On completion of the course each participant will receive a certificate of attendance and unlimited access to an online knowledge platform which will include: construction details in CAD and PDF, junction thermal bridge assessment, BuildDesk U-value calculations, a pre-completed Deap assessment file, a preliminary PHPP file for the model house, sketch file & plans of the model house, Passive EcoWall & EcoRoof U-value and quantities calculator. All of this will be provided for €95.00 per participant, including lunch.

‘Ecobuild 2 nZEB’ will be delivered at Ecological Building Systems state-of-the-art training centre in Athboy, Co Meath during 2018.

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