Mark Stephens Accredited in ‘Environmental’ services by the RIAI (@paulmknally mentioned)

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Mark Stephens is now RIAI Accredited in ‘Environmental’ services.

In addition to the core competencies as defined in the RIAI Standard of Knowledge Skill and Competence for an Architect; an architect with RIAI Environmental CPD Accreditation can provide advice on (information from riai.ie):

Sustainable Fundamentals:

• Site selection and orientation
• Passive solar design
• Airtightness and ventilation
• Indoor Air Quality: Pollutants
• Material selection
• Thermal Comfort
• Heat Transfer
• Thermal Mass in Buildings
• Sustainable Insulation Materials
• Primary and Embodied Energy
• Energy Conservation and Renewable

Energy

• Water and Waste
• Legislation and Compliance

Renewable Technologies:

• Biomass
• Heat Pumps
• Solar Thermal
• Solar Photovoltaic
• Wind
• Micro-Hydro

Finance and Payback:

• Conceptual framework for energy-efficient retrofits
• Cost analysis energy-efficient retrofits and optimising payback to clients
• Grants available

Legislation, Compliance and Best Practice:

• The concepts behind key issues for compliance with TGD L 2011
• Introduction to Acceptable Construction Details
• Low Thermal Bridge Design
• DEAP as Design Tool
• Awareness of compliant and best practice ways of building for a specific range of construction types, both new build and retrofit
• Airtightness in old buildings and the regulations
• Understanding which insulations suit which refurbishment
• The relationship between airtightness and air quality, different systems, critique of Part F
• Introduction to DC-MEV
• Basic sizing of boilers & MVHR, heating controls & troubleshooting

I am now part of a select group of RIAI architects (I think there are at present only 4) with this Accreditation; of which Paul McNally is another; for details of his accreditation CLICK HERE

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