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Water Use and Energy Efficiency 101

Water Efficiency has a major role in cutting carbon emissions.

Do you know that:

  • The delivery of homes in the greater Dublin area is under threat as there is a “high risk of major water shortages” over the next six years
  • 19% of the energy used in Irish homes goes to heating water?
  • The energy consumption for hot water in new build energy efficient homes will often be greater than space heating
  • Even as our homes  become more airtight and better insulated, the demand for hot water remains the same

    What will this course cover:
  • Learn the role of water efficiencies in reducing carbon emissions
  • Understand the key principles of rainwater harvesting, greywater reuse
  • Learn how the unified water label is useful in relation to DEAP.
  • Examples of buildings with water-efficient strategies and learn how it is linked to energy efficiency.
  • The course will also introduce the EU Level[s] framework and the main concepts of indicator 3.1.

    How is the course delivered?

    After completing the eLearning components in your own time, you can access a live expert-led online Zoom session  during which you can ask any questions you have.
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Course Content

Meet your tutor:
John Fingleton.

John is an architect and has worked in private practice in Ireland, England, Spain and the US. John obtained a Masters in Low Energy Building Design and most recently worked in the Sustainability team of Ethos Engineering. John is a LEED Accredited Professional, ID+C and BD+C. 
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