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Energy Renovation for Traditional Buildings

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30 Weeks


Built Environment

Start Date


Course Type

Flexible & Professional



The aim of the Energy Renovation for Traditional Buildings programme is to up-skill building professionals to develop knowledge and skills that allow them to design and deliver high quality, energy-efficient renovations to existing traditional buildings (pre 1940s). This will also place them in a position to contribute to meeting Ireland's climate action and energy targets in relation to the green renovation of buildings.

This programme is developed through the DASBE project, funded by HCI Pillar 3 initiative in conjunction with the Heritage Council.

What are the entry requirements?

Applicants will require a minimum Level 7 award in relevant cognate areas.

Mature students (23 years of age on 1st January preceding application) can apply.

Applicants who do not meet the minimum entry requirements but who have sufficient industry experience by applying to utilise TUS’s RPL policy and procedures.

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What modules will I study?

1. Fundamentals in Energy Renovation of Traditional Buildings

2. Building Defects Detection and Analysis

More Information


Module 1: Fundamentals in Energy Renovation of Traditional Buildings

Delivery: 30hrs contact and 90hrs self study

5  face to face lectures on the following Fridays:

  • 23rd September
  • 7th October
  • 21st October
  • 4th November
  • 18th November

We intend to carry out the majority of the lectures face to face with fantastic speakers, have interactive workshops and a site visit to the Limerick xChange.

All lectures are recorded and will be uploaded onto the Moodle e-learning platform.

Module 2: Building Detection Defects and Analysis

Delivery: 30hrs contact and 90hrs self study

Full daytime lecture: 6 hours, every 2nd Friday - LSAD, Limerick  (9.30am-12.30pm & 1.30pm-4.00pm)

This module is to provide the student with the relevant knowledge of the underpinning principles of building specifications, typical construction performance characteristics, environmental approaches, appropriate methodologies and solutions during the energy renovation of traditional buildings (pre 1940s). Live guest speakers and online quizzes leading to a final reflective renovation project.


Certificate in Energy Renovation for Traditional Buildings (Special Purpose Award, Level 8, 10 ECTS)

Fees paid by student  - €800

(reduced from €1,216 with DASBE funding support)

Deadline for Applications

09 September 2022

There is an option to study  Module 1, Fundamentals in Energy Renovation of Traditional Buildings, as a single subject. The fee for this is €600. The award is a Certificate of Completion.

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