Near Zero Energy Buildings

Limerick Institute of Technology


Course Name Near Zero Energy Buildings
Course Provider Limerick Institute of Technology
Alternative Provider(s) Limerick Institute of Technology - Tipperary
Course Code T203
Course Type Lifelong Learning
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Special Purpose Certificate (Level 6 NFQ)  More info... Special Purpose Limerick Institute of Technology Level 6 NFQ
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Attendance Options Part time, Online, Daytime, Weekend
Location (Districts) Limerick City
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment How to Apply
Applicants must apply for these programmes on the Springboard Website (please see "Application Weblink below).
Application Date Application Deadline: 9th September 2019.
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Duration 30 weeks. Content will be delivered on-line with site visits/weekend sessions arranged in advance during the delivery period.
Course Fee This programme is free of charge for participants who are unemployed, previously self-employed or in current employment. Please see for eligibility criteria details.
Entry Requirements Minimum requirements will normally be a pass in six Leaving Certificate subjects including Mathematics or an equivalent qualification. Equivalence may be demonstrated by an appropriate qualification and significant relevant experience. Applicants who do not meet these requirements but who are aged 23 and over will be considered for entry on the basis of a written application and if appropriate an interview process.

Certificate in Near Zero Energy Buildings (Special Purpose Award, Level 6, 20 Credits).

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Course Content

The residential sector accounts for 25% of all energy used in Ireland. European Directives require that all new buildings must meet a Near Zero Energy Building standard by 2020 (2018 in the case of public buildings). In addition, changes in bui...

Subjects Taught Module 1: Passive Solar and Sustainable Building Design
Module 2: Air Tightness and Ventilation
Module 3: Small Scale Renewable Energy Systems
Module 4: NZEB Project
Assessment Method There will be no final examination but the programme is assessed using formal academic procedures.

Assessment will be carried out through a combination of Case Studies, On-Line Exams and engagement in on-line activities.
Number of Credits 20
Further Enquiries For further information:
Dept of Flexible Learning
Tel: 0504 28112

For academic queries:
Contact: Seamus Hoyne
Location Online & LIT Thurles (for 2 Saturday sessions).
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