Practical Home Energy Improvements – Energy Retro-fit

renewable energy for the homeCertification/ FETAC code

Non Accredited – Certificate of Attendance

Learner Profile

This is a practical hands-on course in basic solutions to make a home more energy efficient.This course is aimed at trades people (either currently unemployed or employed) wishing to gain new skills or enhance existing ones. Also suitable for those considering self employment, homeowners wishing to upgrade their own homes or those considering entry/ further study in energy related areas.


Gary Dalton

No. of Class Days


Purpose/overall learning

At Glas Learning we aim to provide practical, relevant training to meet both learner and market needs. There is an increasing market for tailored retro fit solutions where someone can advise and organize various home upgrade tasks from insulation to draught proofing. The reduction in SEAI grants and requirements for whole house solutions has created a potential niche for small/ one person, customer centered solutions.


  • Introduction to Home Energy Improvement sector, market drivers and trends.
  • Energy conservation & Building science simplified.
  • Space heating simplified.
  • Energy assessment: evaluating existing buildings, survey techniques.
  • Retro-fit options –solutions; quantities, cost, installation detail.
  • Indentifying and creating potential work.
  • Practical Skills development and product demonstrations.

Practical/Site Activities

The site workshop provides hands on experience of various insulation and retro-fit products. A case study and site visit offers real life examples of retro-fit solutions and how to cost and present options to a potential customer.

Assessed work

Written report 100% Produce an Energy Appraisal  Report for an actual house

Course Fee


Course Dates

Spring 2013

Enquiries / Booking

Please Tel. call 056-7730005 or Fill in the Enquiry Form

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