Dear [Approving Manager],

I’d like to request your approval to attend the 2019 World nZEB Forum in Dún Laoghaire on 13th and 14th November. The website for the conference is here 

As you’re probably well aware, the Nearly Zero Energy Building standard (or ‘NZEB’ for short) becomes mandatory in Ireland on 1st November 2019, so I feel that attending this conference will be of huge benefit to our [firm / organisation / Local Authority].

At this conference, I will be able to:

  • Get an update on NZEB deadlines, requirements and key impacts for our day-to-day work;
  • Hear best practice in NZEB from Irish and international speakers;
  • Explore through case studies how NZEB can be delivered in a cost effective manner;
  • Participate in hands-on workshops and site visits;
  • Network with both the presenters and delegates.

This is an exclusive forum for leaders in high performance buildings to come together and discuss NZEB in depth.

I have reviewed the event’s workshops, case studies and networking sessions, and feel it would be beneficial for me to attend and I hope you agree. As an added benefit, I’ll also receive the conference presentation materials after the event, which I can then share with you and the rest of the team.

The cost of attending is €265 (early bird until 14th October), which is great value for the calibre of this kind of event.

If you’re concerned about me being absent for 2 days, I can select to only attend the ‘main event’ on 14th November.

Thank you for considering my request. I look forward to discussing this with you in further detail.