Retrofit Auditing, Low Energy and Retrofits in the EU
An innovative learning experience that will give participants the opportunity to learn and practice RETROFIT AUDITING AND LOW ENERGY AND RETROFITS IN THE EU through an on-line basic course (14 hours). The course comprises 4 main modules which are delivered with a job-oriented approach.
The basic course is accessible to all architects interested in acquiring knowledge and skills in the field.
The course is open to all, with no age limit for participants, and is free of charge.
For Italian Architects: the on-line course is valid for the longlife training system and assignes 14 credits (cfp).
MODULE 1 – INTRODUCTION TO SUSTAINABLE RETROFIT
Sustainable retrofit instead of demolition
Retrofit drivers/benefits and barriers/risks, including unintended consequences of retrofit
Different standards for building retrofit
Role of the architect in sustainable building retrofit
MODULE 2 – BUILDING PHYSICS – PASSIVE DESIGN
Definition of passive design: the environmental control of the building, without energy consumption
Interactions between the building and the environment
Basic knowledge related to climate analysis, indoor human comfort, building envelope, passive heating, natural ventilation and daylighting.
MODULE 3 – BUILDING PHYSICS – ACTIVE SYSTEMS
This module deals with energy consumption and production associated with buildings:
Mechanical heating, cooling and ventilation, electric lighting
Integrated energy production from renewable sources
How building services and energy consumptions impact the environment and how this impact can be assessed
MODULE 4 – APPROACHES TO SUSTAINABLE RETROFIT
Exemplary case studies at different scales
Deep energy retrofits, heritage and good architecture
“Step-by-step” retrofits, payback
BIM for retrofit
Minimising risks and unintended consequences
Architects’ contributions to retrofit in Europe.
Dr Marco Cimillo, architect
Dr Sofie Pelsmakers, architect and environmental design lecturer
Anthi Valavani, architect, MSc Environmental Design and Engineering (UCL), CoRE Retrofit Coordinator
HOW TO ATTEND THE ONLINE COURSE
The online course is divided into modules. Each module is made of videolessons and tests.
You have to pass the final test of a module in order to proceed to the next one. The final certificate of attendance for the course will be released at the completion of all modules and tests.
The course can be attended without time constraints. For example, it is possible to watch a portion of the video lessons and revisit them at any time.
During the video lessons a pop-up will appear inorder to verify your attendance. It is necessary to click on the pop-up to confirm attendance.
Please verify that your equipment has the following minimum requirements:
- Personal computer (Windows or Mac) or tablet/iPad
- Internet connection (preferably broadband)
- Speakers or USB headphones