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Certificate in Residential Energy Retrofit Management

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Level 8


15 Weeks


Built Environment

Start Date


Course Type

Flexible & Professional



Course Aim(s):

The aim of the Certificate in Residential Energy Retrofit Management programme is to up-skill building professionals to develop knowledge and skills that allow them to design and deliver high quality, energy efficient retrofitting to existing buildings while complying with Ireland’s latest Building Regulations. This will also place them in a position to contribute to meeting Ireland's climate action and energy targets in relation to green renovation of buildings. It will additionally boost demand for energy efficiency from householders and the public sector by having a trusted industry professional/standard.

What are the entry requirements?

Entry Requirements:

An honours degree (level 8) in a cognate (e.g. Engineering, Architecture, Building Services, Construction Management etc.) discipline or approved equivalent qualification


A level 7 qualification in a cognate discipline (e.g. Engineering, Architecture, Building Services, Construction Management etc.,) or approved equivalent qualification, with 1-year relevant work experience

Special Case Registrations:

Prospective participants who do not meet the entry requirements for the programme detailed above, but who may qualify for admission by meeting certain other equivalent criteria, including workplace experience, should apply to the Department of Flexible Learning Office using the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) procedure for consideration.

Who can I contact?

What modules will I study?

Course Content:

Project Management for Residential Energy Retrofit (5 credits)

  • Introduction to Project Management
  • Project Risk Management
  • Project Management Processes
  • Retrofit Health and Safety Management
  • Quality Management strategies
  • Supply chain Management

Retrofit Business, Planning and Finance (5 credits)

  • The Business Plan process
  • Cost Classifications as an aid to decision-making
  • Budgeting and Financial Analysis
  • Human Resource
  • Circular Economy and Procurement (5 credits)

  • Introduction to the Circular Economy for construction projects
  • Introduction to sustainable and responsible procurement in the construction sector
  • Product Labelling and Certification
  • Introduction to the principles of Life Cycle Assessment
  • Resource and Waste Management Plans
  • Energy Retrofit Project (10 credits)

  • Research Techniques
  • Report Writing
  • Residential energy retrofit Project

Are there opportunities for further study?

Further study opportunities:

On successful completion of the Special Purpose Award in Residential Energy Retrofit Management (Level 8) programme, students complete the SPA Residential Energy Retrofit Fabric and SPA Residential Energy Retrofit Systems to complete a Higher Diploma in

Residential Energy Retrofit Management programme (Level 8)


What are the career prospects?

Career opportunities:

Graduates can be employed within residential retrofit “One Stop Shops” or with SME’s providing services within the residential sector and contributing to the target to renovate 500,000 buildings by 2030 in Ireland.

More Information

Times: TBC

Location: TBC

Information on Assessment/Examinations:

A variety of continuous assessment techniques include:

  • Online quizzes
  • Individual projects
  • Group project
  • Project journal
  • Main retrofit project with presentation

Full title of Qualification:

Certificate in Residential Energy Retrofit Management

Cost; €1,400 (reduced from €2,442 with  DASBE funding to successful applicants)

All students will require a laptop. TUS will provide access to all relevant software for upload.