Building Energy Performance


The aim of this module is to provide students with methodologies to estimate and measure energy performance of new and existing dwellings.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe the environmental and legislative background and their influence on building energy performance.

  2. Calculate the Building Energy Rating of a dwelling using the official Irish method.

  3. Determine the energy performance of a dwelling based on energy bills data.

  4. Generate an energy audit of a dwelling, which identifies the significant energy consumers of the building.

  5. Recommend changes to a dwelling that improves its energy performance in line with Nearly Zero Energy Building standards.

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