Project no.6
The Fundamentals of Zero Energy Retrofit

Dr Marc Ó’Riain has completed PHD research of low energy commercial retrofit over the last 6 years. The process has seen the realisation of the first Net Zero Energy Building retrofit in Ireland. This book is meant to be a simple fundamental guide to understanding the principle steps to achieving nZEB with your building retrofit. This guide is aimed at the owner, developer, facilities manager, and financier. It will also be helpful to architects, engineers, building designers and students. It is written and illustrated to explain each aspect in a straightforward manner. Any and all jargon is explained. The guide also contains a short visual history of 20th Century architecture and a case study on the Zero2020 project.