8th March 2017
  • CIBSE-ASHRAE Event - Data Centres: A technical seminar on data centres in Ireland and the international standards used in their design

    8th March 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Tyndall National Institute, Lee Maltings, Dyke Parade, Cork, Ireland

    DATA CENTRES: A technical seminar on data centres in Ireland and the international standards used in their design


    14:00 Registration
    14:30 David McAuley: What does Ireland’s digital success mean for energy infrastructure
    15:15 Paul Finch: Data Centre Standard Development
    16:00 Questions and Answers
    16:30 Refreshments and Networking
    17:00 Close

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29th March 2017
  • INDIGO Workshop - District Energy Systems, Opportunities and Challenges for EU and Ireland

    29th March 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Room ENG-G047, Engineering Buildings, National university of Ireland, Galway, University Road, Galway, Ireland

    Heating and cooling is the EU’s biggest energy sector representing 50% of final energy consumption. According to the JRC, this sector is the most problematic to decarbonise. A promising solution is the broad uptake of district energy systems which can be up to 10 times more efficient than traditional systems. Discussions in the workshop will centre around how to increase the penetration of district heating and cooling technologies in the EU energy sector.

    This workshop will bring together a range of stakeholders to share their experts’ opinions towards meeting the need for improved efficiency in the built environment and the wide-spread use of district energy systems to achieve global carbon reduction goals. In addition, the workshop will serve a networking purpose in the field of district energy systems.

    Who should attend?
    The workshop will be of interest to all professionals and researchers with interest in the fields of energy efficiency, district energy, energy policy and integration of RET and new energy technologies in the built environment.

    Organisations presenting include:
    • Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (Ireland)
    • IK4- Tekniker (Spain)
    • National University of Ireland, Galway (Ireland)
    • Veolia (France)
    • Masdar Institute of Technology (UAE)
    • Schneider Electric (France)
    • IDP Ingeniería y Arquitectura Iberia (Spain)

    14:00 – 15:00: Registration and networking
    15:00 – 15:30: Welcome Addresses
    15:30 – 16:40: Session 1 – Policy and EU research on district energy systems
    16:40 – 18:00: Session 2 – Technologies and new directions of district energy systems
    18:00 – 19:00: Open discussions / visit of the NEB

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5th April 2017
  • SEAI Energy Show

    5th April 2017 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    RDS Main Arena, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland

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  • High Performance Building Design – What the Future holds for the Direction for our Industry

    5th April 2017 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
    RDS Main Arena, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland

    Tom Lawrence will be visiting for April 5th at 10:30 for the Energy Show for a talk on High Performance Building Design – What the Future holds for the Direction for our Industry.

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18th May 2017
  • ASHRAE Ireland Annual Conference

    18th May 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Guest Lecture by M. Dennis Knight - ASHRAE DL:

    M. Dennis Knight has 40 years of experience providing engineering, design and construction related services within the building industry. Active at the local, state and national levels with various agencies and professional societies, he works to help develop sustainable, integrated building design guidelines. Nationally, as a member of ASHRAE, Mr. Knight is the Chairman of the BIM Multi-disciplinary Task Group (MTG), is the former Chair of Technical Committee (TC) 7.1 “Integrated Building Design,” serves on ASHRAE Standards Committee and serves as the Chair of the ASHRAE/IBPSA-USA 2014 Building Simulation Specialty Conference. He has also served as the President of the Charleston Chapter twice since he joined the Society in 1979. Mr. Knight was recently elevated to the membership grade of ASHRAE Fellow at the ASHRAE 2014 Winter Meeting in New York City. Mr. Knight founded Whole Buildings Systems, LLC, in 2010 after having owned both an engineering firm and a construction company, and most recently serving as a Principal at Liollio Architecture. Whole Building Systems’ practice focuses on commissioning, building performance simulation, energy management, BIM applications, and operations and maintenance management and planning. Mr. Knight holds an assortment of professional registrations and accreditations. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Wisconsin and holds dual registration in South Carolina as both a Mechanical Engineer and a Fire Protection Engineer. He is a LEED Accredited Professional, a Construction Specification Institute (CSI) certified Constructional Specification Specialist, a American Commissioning Group (ACG) certified Commissioning Authority and Building Performance Institute (BPI) certified as both a Building Energy Analyst and a Building Envelope Professional.

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