Start Time
9:15 AM
End Time
3.45 PM
There will be CPD hours awarded to attendees. Please check directly with your association or awarding body to see how many points they will award.

About this Conference

The Programme for Government pledges to develop a new area-based and one-stop-shop approach to retrofitting to upgrade at least 500,000 homes to a B2 energy rating by 2030. This conference will discuss the concepts, products, issues, and solutions to the most common problems associated with achieving nZEB in retrofits as well as the cost benefits and funding available to achieve compliance. It will also look at the unique challenges for Heritage buildings, the skills gap in the sector and so much more.

This Conference is a unique live virtual event from our own custom-built CMG Studios. Feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, with attendees praising the additional interactive elements, as well as increased Q&A opportunities throughout the day, giving you more opportunity to gain real practical insights on the key issues that are important to you.


Conference Chairperson & Opening Remarks

Using data to assess, analyse and forecast retrofit stock potential

  • The challenges and where we are      
  • The actual performance of retrofit and nZEB houses compared with the projected performance
  • Overall energy performance and the performance of the building itself
  • Do the buildings lose more or less heat than the predictions indicate?

Dr.Shane Colclough Research Fellow,University College Dublin, and Principal, Energy Expertise Ltd

Fire Safety-How this differs in Retrofit Projects   

  • Legislative requirements when upgrading buildings for fire safety
  • Fire risk assessments for existing buildings
  • The differences between new and existing builds

Dr.Victor Hrymak, Lecturer in Environmental Health and Safety, TU Dublin

Renewable Systems for nZEB Homes

Padraic O' Reilly Researcher at LIT, DevelopmentUnit

The role of one-stop-shops and digitalisation in upscaling energy upgrade in housing

  • The role of the residential sector in achieving ambitious decarbonisation targets for 2030, in terms of heat supply
  • Update on Government's energy renovation target and programmes, progress so far with a particular focus on the social housing sector
  • The 'one-stop-shop' model to upscale energy upgrade of Ireland's housing stock
  • The role of digitalisation in empowering energy upgrade 'one-stop-shops' to increase productivity, ensure quality outcomes and reduce costs.

Xavier Dubuisson, Founder, RetroKit

Closing the skill gaps- What Skills are needed for the nZEB standard

  • Many construction workers are not up to date on latest high performance building technology- how does this need to change?
  • Those operating in the construction industry need to know what required and how to deliver high quality at a reasonable cost.
  • There is an incredible shortage of skilled labour to uptake positions in the construction industry, for both new-build and retrofit. How is this being addressed?
  • Upskilling that is being delivered at the new centres of excellence and the role such training might provide in  upscaling the ambitious Government retrofit targets.

Tomas O’Leary, Managing Director at MosArt, Passive House Certifier, Passive House Trainer, BERAssessor

Costs- LifeCycle Costing of a Low Energy Retrofit- Strategiesto deliver better value for money

Paddy Phelan, CEO of 3 County Energy Agency


Heritage and Conservation Concerns – Bringing them up to standard

Caroline Engel Purcell, Head of Research at Carrig ConservationInternational Ltd

Case Study Session- Zero Carbon Builds

Chris Croly, Building Engineering Director withBuilding Design Partnership

Funding and collaboration for retrofit projects- commercially and residentially

Who Should Attend?

Policy makers involved in the built environment; Energy supply companies; Construction companies; Local authorities; Housing Associations; Education and training boards; Insulation contractors; Heat pump companies; Architects and surveyors.


Dr Victor Hrymak
Lecturer in Environmental Health and Safety, TU Dublin
Dr Shane Colclough
Research Fellow, University College Dublin, and Principal, Energy Expertise Ltd
Padraic O' Reilly
Researcher at LIT, Development Unit
Xavier Dubuisson
Founder, RetroKit
Tomás O’Leary
Managing Director at MosArt, Passive House Certifier, Passive House Trainer, BER Assessor
Paddy Phelan
CEO of 3 County Energy Agency
Caroline Engel Purcell
Head of Research at Carrig Conservation International Ltd
Chris Croly
Building Engineering Director with Building Design Partnership


Early Bird Rate: €435 + VAT (LIMITED OFFER)

Full rate €535 + VAT

Please note the early bird discount can close sooner than expected once a certain number of seats fill up, therefore your prompt booking is strongly advised to avoid disappointment

Discounts available for bookings of 3 or more.