NZEB Gallery: MSc Energy Retrofit Technology

The DT774b MSc in Energy Retrofit Technology programme is a 2.5 year part time programme which has been designed to enable professionally qualified architects, architectural technologists, engineers and building surveyors to develop skills centred on digital analysis, energy performance and retrofitting of a range of residential and non-residential buildings using a variety of digital modelling and environmental design software applications.

Content is focused on the development of knowledge and skills in energy + thermal performance assessment and energy use + fabric heat loss. Real life projects are used to explore performance ranges from Part L compliance to nearly Zero Energy Buildings (nZEB). Projects explore environmental design principles and impacts, energy systems and renewable energy, and retrofit technologies. There is also a focus on hygrothermal modelling to assess the effects of interstitial condensation on building fabric and energy performance.

The MSc ERT programme comprises all three elements of a three-part nested MSc in Energy Retrofit Technology programme.

The first element is the DT774 Postgraduate Certificate in Digital Analysis & Energy Retrofit which focusses on the multi-unit residential design context.
Click here to see a range of NZEB Retrofit residential projects.

The second element is the DT774a Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Analysis & Energy Retrofit which focusses on the non-domestic design context, using PHPP and NEAP / SBEM / dynamic simulation. 
Click here to see a range of NZEB Retrofit school and office projects.

The third element is the DT774b MSc in Energy Retrofit Technology which focusses on a research project and dissertation. 

In the 2016-2017 academic year the project focus was changed to a work-based dwelling designed to achieve a 30kWh/m2a NZEB standard. These designs were produced by a multi-disciplinary class comprising architects, engineers, building surveyors and architectural technologists. 
Click below to see a range of projects.

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