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Elisabeth O Brien

DASBE Manager

Elisabeth O’Brien is the DASBE Manager (Digital Academy for the Sustainable Built Environment) at LIT. Lis is a Chartered Architect & Sustainable Energy Engineer with extensive experience in developing programmes for sustainable energy efficient design, green procurement, sustainable techniques and technologies, NZEB, BIM and circular economy training and training trainers. She is involved in expert panels across Europe and a member of NSAI e-committees, Retrofit for Existing Dwellings, and Roofing.

Elisabeth is a chartered architect and sustainable energy engineer. She is a member of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) and completed a Masters in Sustainable Energy Engineering.

Elisabeth managed an architectural practice for 17 years, specialising in the design, tendering and construction of sustainable retrofit and new builds using the REVIT BIM programme.  As the Project Support Officer of the Development Unit in LIT, she assisted with the coordination of the BUSI Build Up Skills QualiBuild and led/leads dissemination, training, skills and building capacity in projects - A2PBEER, Train-to-nZEB, VET4LEC, FREED, and currently BIMzeED, BUNRs project and Erasmus+ Sector Skills Alliance Construction Blueprint project.

Elisabeth has extensive experience in sustainable design and project management within the construction sector and has a wealth of knowledge on renewables, energy auditing, sustainable techniques and technologies.

Elisabeth attained a distinction in the QQI Training Delivery and Evaluation programme and Level 9 in Designing and Adapting Coursework for Blended and Online Learning. Elisabeth was the vice-chair for the EU BUSI exchange TWG1, a trainer for the ProfTrac project and expert for the BIMEET panel. She is a member of the National Standards Authority for Ireland, the NSAI e-committee, active in a number of steering groups involved in the Skills for NZEB and presents at a number of Energy and Sustainability forums in Ireland and around Europe.

Areas of expertise

  • Sustainable architecture
  • NZEB design
  • Deep energy renovation
  • NZEB training skills for construction industry
  • Energy efficiency

Key ongoing projects

Contact details

Phone: (+353) 504 28040
Twitter: @LisOBrienLIT
LinkedIn: Elisabeth O Brien