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6th October 2017
  • ‘Deep Retrofit’ Breakfast Briefing at Architecture Expo

    6th October 2017 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
    RDS Main Arena, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland

    With an estimated one million homes in Ireland considered to be significantly energy inefficient, SEAI is undertaking a Deep Retrofit Pilot Programme to identify the depth of the problem, and to highlight the large-scale opportunities it presents to those engaged in the sector. It will also inform the nature of SEAI’s grant support for deep retrofit going forward.

    Deep retrofit means just that … a holistic approach to retrofit that involves a whole-house solution, based on a fabric-first approach, twinned with the deployment of renewables and a move away from fossil fuels.

    As part of its engagement with industry SEAI has teamed with CIBSE Ireland and ASHRAE to present a Deep Retrofit Breakfast Briefing at Architecture Expo, the RIAI show held in conjunction with the RIAI Annual Conference. Date is Friday, 6 October and the venue the Main Hall, RDS. It will commence at 10.30am and conclude at 12noon. Teas/coffees/croissants etc served from 9.45am. Participation is free.

    The event will be “hosted” by a select panel of industry experts. After very brief introductions, 90% of the proceedings will comprise panel members fielding questions from the floor, and inter-acting with one another, to share their respective views and opinions. The open forum format is designed so that all participants — panel members and audience alike — contribute to the learning curve.

    SEAI is currently looking for pilot projects to kick off the initiative and will provide 50% funding of the total capital costs, and project management costs (including design fees), of the projects selected. Consequently, the Pilot Programme in itself is also a major opportunity for industry to engage with SEAI in this process.

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17th October 2017
  • ASHRAE President Keynote Address

    17th October 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Rd, Dublin 4, Ireland

    Date: Tuesday, 17th October
    Topic: ‘Extending our Community’ – Read Prof. Olesen’s Presidential Address here
    Venue: Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road, Dublin 4.
    Time: 18:30 – 20:00
    Light refreshments and snacks available afterwards at the venue.


    The current ASHRAE President, Prof. Bjarne Olesen, Ph.D., will visit Ireland on 17th October 2017 to talk about his vision for the 2017-18 term. Prof. Olesen, a world-renowned expert in HVACS Systems, Radiant space heating and cooling and thermal comfort, will deliver a talk on ‘Extending the ASHRAE Global Community’. As the ASHRAE community grows internationally, it is becoming more challenging to serve the diverse needs of the members. In Olesen’s theme, “Extending our Community,” he focuses his theme on three directives: extend our global community; extend our technological horizons; and extend our value to members.

    “Extending our global community will acknowledge our interconnectedness worldwide and embrace our shared needs and objectives,” Olesen said. “The technical guidance we produce for all members is made stronger by global diversity.”

    From the start of Olesen’s time with ASHRAE, he did not have the opportunity to get involved with a local chapter to dedicate his time and efforts to the HVAC industry – and believes in the importance of working together to create a better built environment.

    “Many of our members are only active on one side – either the technical side, mainly at the Society level, or the grassroots side at the local chapter level,” Olesen said. “However, one side cannot live without the other. We will work to extend our global connections and more strongly link our members worldwide. Doing so will strengthen our Society’s knowledge base, community reach and ability to shape a more sustainable world.”

    Olesen is the Director of the International Center for Indoor Environment and Energy and a Professor at Danish Technical University.

    In addition to his time served on the Board of Directors, Olesen has been a part of many technical committees and been a Coordinating Officer of various committees, most recently: Conferences and Expositions Committee, Chapter Technology Transfer Committee, Honors and Awards Committee, Grassroots Government Advocacy Committee, Membership Promotion Committee, Research Promotion Committee, Student Activities Committee and Young Engineers in ASHRAE Committee.

    For his efforts and dedication to ASHRAE, Olesen is the recipient of the Lou Flagg Historical Award, Fellow Award, Exceptional Service Award and Distinguished Service Award.

    Olesen earned his Ph.D. in Heating and Air Conditioning in 1975 and Master of Science in Civil Engineering in 1972 – both degrees obtained from the Technical University of Denmark.

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22nd November 2017
  • DataCentres Ireland Conference

    22nd November 2017 - 23rd November 2017
    RDS Main Arena, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland

    DataCentres Ireland is in it’s Sixth year this year and combines both a dedicated exhibition and an adjacent multi-streamed conference, giving attendees access to the latest in information, best practice, products, services and solutions. The Conference is your opportunity to hear the latest in ideas, best practice and case studies presented by leading industry experts and part in facilitated discussions. DataCentres Ireland addresses every aspect of planning, designing and operating your datacentre, server room, storage facility or solution.

    Whether you have 2 stacks or 40 comms rooms, these are your data centres and DataCentres Ireland is the right place for you!

    DataCentres Ireland is FREE to attend. Register your interest to receive updates on the event

    So seize the opportunity and be part of something big. Join DataCentres Ireland on 22-23 November 2017 at the Industries Hall, (Hall 4) RDS, Dublin.

    Why Attend
    Find the latest industry solutions all in one place
    See new products and technology, find solutions from leading vendors – all under one roof!
    Pick up tips for your business
    Talk to industry experts to arm yourself with practical information on action-oriented solutions you can implement for your business.
    Make informed purchasing decisions
    Walk the show floor, learn about the latest trends, and engage face-to-face with suppliers and pick up tips on how you can boost your business.
    Create genuine business contacts
    Network and share ideas with the business community and build on your list of relevant contacts.
    Attend Educational seminars on the latest industry issues
    Listen to Key insights from i thought leaders & service providers
    First-hand case studies from SMEs that are leading the way in growing their business.
    Hands-on demonstrations of the latest solutions in the technology showcase
    Excellent networking opportunities with peers throughout the day
    Meet over 100 exhibitors that can help your business needs

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