This CPD accredited seminar on 'Risk Mitigation Strategies for Retrofitting Homes' will be of interest to those in the building sector. Join us on Wednesday 27th at the SEAI Energy Show.

1.30pm - 4pm Minerva Suite, RDS


Over the course of this session we will cover a number of different topics.

Topic 1. Impact of NZEB on Domestic Retrofits - Major Renovation

Orla Coyle, Programme Manager – Near Zero Energy Buildings & High Performance Retrofit, SEAI

Topic 2. PAS 2035 - A new UK standard for domestic retrofit

Kate Duffy, Senior Policy Advisor, Dept. for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

  • Context: Each Home Counts - lessons learned in UK
  • Assessment of dwelling & ventilation - Identification of technical and process risks
  • Risk assessment of retrofit solution – 5 criteria
  • Retrofit path through PAS dependent on risk level

Topic 3. What are the risks for homeowners and how are they avoided?

Joseph Little, MRIAI, Assistant Head of School at Dublin School of Architecture, TU Dublin

  • Appropriateness of solution
  • Ventilation & IAQ
  • Architectural heritage
  • Performance gaps
  • Interaction of measures - unintended consequences

Topic 4. Best Practice Retrofit Case Study: Applying a Risk Management Process

Noel Rowland, Managing Director, Churchfield Home Services

  • A design team approach to better mitigate the risks
  • The importance of good PM skills
  • Roles and responsibilities within the design team
  • Ensuring appropriate qualifications, skills and tools
  • Quality assurance and monitoring
  • Communication with homeowners throughout the retrofit journey
  • Demystifying retrofit strategies and renewable technologies for homeowners
  • Success factors and lessons learned

Panel Discussion

Typical Audience

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Specifiers
  • PMs
  • Contractors
  • QS
  • Technical Advisors
  • BER Assessors