• Retrofitting and Sustainability

  • 22/09/2021

  • 13:00

  • 14:00

  • 1.0

  • Online CPD, .

  • Join us for this 1 hour CPD on Retrofitting and Sustainability with speakers Krystyna Rawicz and Fergus Merriman.

    During this CPD Krystyna will cover:

    • Why are we retrofitting. Background, catastrophic climate collapse, carbon etc
    • Policy. Government targets for 2030 for retrofit and heat pumps (domestic) and mention of commercial retrofit.
    • What is retrofit. Shallow, deep, retrofit with renewables, policy approach “fabric first”
    • Challenges of retrofit – what can go wrong
    • Challenges of retrofit – who’s going to do it (professionals and contractors)
    • Challenges of grant funding
    • European and global perspectives

    Fergus will cover:

    • When should we retrofit? – appropriateness
    • Example – short description
    • Energiesprong and other offsite approaches
    • Mechanical heating and venting issues
    • SEAI grants available – a follow on from you
    • Energy agencies and their roles in retrofits – TEA
    • Energy efficiency in traditional buildings (EETB)- Draft consultation document
    • Costs involved – MaRI assessment now?

    Speaker Bios:

    Krystyna Rawicz

    Krystyna has over 35 years of experience in Project Management and Building Surveying. In that time, she has worked in private practices, local governments and has established her project management and building surveying company, KRA Visionary Project Partners.

    Krystyna sits on several professional committees including the Disputes Resolution and Statutory Professional Conduct Committee, and the President’s Expert Witness Panel for Construction Disputes.

    Krystyna launched a new company, KRA Renewables, in 2018, with a focus on implementing sustainability and renewable energy measures into their existing building stock. She is a LEED Accredited Professional, a Director of the Irish Green Building Council and a member of the SCSI working group on sustainability.

    Fergus Merriman

    Fergus first entered a building surveyors office nearly 50 years ago under indentures in the UK.

    He soon realised that Building Surveying is central to the built environment so over the next half century he worked in all sectors of the built environment from clients and architects to contractors and manufacturers on a wide variety of buildings old and new and so gained a wide understanding of most aspects of the industry.

    In 1972, his first assignment involved retrofitting an old estate of 250 terraced houses to provide internal bathrooms and 50mm attic insulation! – How things have improved!

    He first became involved with improving building technology when working with Washington Development corporation R&D department in the early 80’s researching external insulation, full fill cavity insulation, ventilation and heat pump technologies, he has used appropriate innovation and technology with a passion for offsite construction and sustainability ever since.

    He has designed many low energy projects beyond NZEB standards and has retrofitted many houses and commercial properties to improve comfort levels at reduced energy inputs or net energy export.

    Involved with SCSI as a BS committee member since 1999 and past chair he writes for SCSI in various publications and is an APC assessor. He is the SCSI representative to AEEBC an organisation of building technology experts across Europe.

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