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Course Details


Duration: 9 Days Fee: Course Cost is €100. This program is being subsidised through European funding by €900 per participant for the 50 available places. 
Schedule: 31st March, 1,2,7,8,9,14,15 & 16th April 2011. (9am - 6pm)
Method of application: ITB


The EU has set targets to reduce carbon emissions from buildings, which mean
buildings need to be more energy efficient. This course will give you the knowledge of the new technologies and techniques needed for the building industry to meet these targets.

The TRAINENERGY course is a training program for tradesmen in the construction industry about new energy efficient technology and construction techniques and how they can be used to meet the EU Energy Performance of Building Directives 2002.

This TrainEnergy course is taking place in Cork and Dublin.

The project is supported by Intelligent Energy Europe.

Minimum Entry Requirements

  • Accredited qualification for your craft, or several years of professional experience.
  • Interest in learning more about energy efficiency and sustainable energy in construction

Course Content

The course will cover topics like: Legislation, Lighting, HVAC, Renewable Energy Systems, Insulation, Energy use in buildings, Building Control Systems, alternative fuels and Passive House Design.

Course Details

The Institute of Technology, Blanchardstown is running its 9 day course on 31March and the 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15 and 16 April from 9:00 to 6:00.

The Cork Institute of Technology is running its 9 day course on 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12,
24, 25 and 26 March from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm.

Site Visits

Two of the nine days in each course are allotted to site visits.

One of these days will be spent in the Ecovillage in Cloughjordan where new homes are being built to high efficiency standards and the other day will be spent in homes in Nenagh which have been retrofitted with various remedies to conserve energy.

Tipperary Energy Agency are providing the site visits for this training.

ITB Site Visit Dates:

9 April (retrofit in Nenagh) & 15 April (new build in Ecovillage)

CIT Site Visit Dates:

 12 March (retrofit in Nenagh) & 25 March (new build in Ecovillage)

For more information about this course visit

How to Apply ?

Download the application form

Post the completed Application form along with the course fees  (either by a cheque, postal order or bank draft made out to ITB ) to the below address :

Jason D’arcy,


Institute of Technology Blanchardstown,

Blanchardstown Road North,

Dublin 15

For further details please contact Mark Keyes on 01 885 1035 or e-mail:


What our students say...

Noel Walsh

“I’m an electrician for 15 years. I always wanted to take it one step further and go into the more engineering side of things because I’m more creative than academic. It’s tough, the syllabus is broad but if getting a degree was easy everyone would have one. The lecturers are great, very down to earth,very approachable.”

Noel Walsh,
Sustainable Electrical & Control Technology

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