NZEB & Retrofit Training


The future of construction is Nearly Zero Energy Building (NZEB) as the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) requires all new buildings from 2021 to meet the NZEB standard. This requires all construction professionals to adhere to the NZEB Standard and to upskill to meet these requirements.

Learn how to construct buildings to meet new NZEB requirements and come away with the skills to build homes that are more energy efficient, environmentally friendly and cheaper to heat.

Discover a broad range of NZEB programmes on offer including post-apprenticeship and upskilling courses for those already working in the construction trade such as carpenters and plumbers.

Non-trade specific courses including starter programmes and conversion courses are geared towards NZEB or Retrofit supervisors and other construction professionals who wish to offer sustainable retrofitting services to their clients.

Discover the NZEB and Retrofit courses delivered across the country in a location near you by clicking on the map:

Learner Stories

Adrian Bolger (ESB Apprentice)

"I’m an electrical apprentice with ESB Networks. The course I’ve done was about making us aware of what it takes to build and NZEB home. I would definitely recommend the course to other electricians."

Nerea González (Building and Surveying Technician)

"The NZEB and Retrofit Centre of Excellence has provided me with the necessary skills to design energy efficient buildings with the dedication to creating a more sustainable future."

Emma Kearney (Transition Year Student)

"I took part in the transition year course at the NZEB and Retrofit Centre of Excellence. The NZEB Training definitely helped me consider construction in my future. I think it suits a lot of different people so it’s a great opportunity."

Keith McGrory (Managing Director and Qualified Quantity Surveyor)

"I would recommend the NZEB training to existing professionals. It has actually grown my business substantially."

Michelle Barrett (Architect)

"It has definitely had a big impact on my training as an architect that I’ll bring forward into future works."

Take a look at some of the options and hear the stories about the impact the courses offered have on learners: