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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  • Building Energy Design – International Best Practice and Nearly Zero Energy Buildings (NZEBs)

    5th April 2017 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Minerva Suite, RDS Main Arena, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland

    Register now to avoid disappointment, registration will close once we reach room capacity.

    This session will present international best practice in energy efficient buildings, as well as future trends toward high-performance buildings across the globe. Attendees will learn about the specific non-residential building energy efficiency and renewable energy requirements ahead of the introduction of NZEB for public buildings in January 2019 and private buildings in 2021. The Irish building design practices will have to adapt to meet the upcoming Part L regulations required by NZEB under the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive.

    This session will be ideal for architects, building energy managers, building specifiers, clients, developers, design teams, engineers, project managers, surveyors, or anyone with an interest in sustainable buildings.


    Chairperson: Chris Hughes, Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland

    10.00 Registration

    10.20am International Best Practice in Low Energy Buildings

    Tom Lawrence, ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer / University of Georgia.

    This presentation will focus on best practice in low energy buildings globally, in particular on the integration and application of renewable energy into non-domestic buildings.

    11.00am -11.25am Q&A

    (Refreshments and networking break)

    11.40am Nearly Zero Energy Buildings (NZEBs)

    Sean Armstrong, Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local

    This presentation will focus on NZEB guidelines and the TGD Part L public consultation

    12.15pm Orla Coyle, Sustainable Engineering Solutions

    This presentation will focus on NZEB office buildings including the Renewable Energy Ratio

    12.40pm Panel discussion

    13.00pm Close

    About the Speaker: Tom Lawrence, Ph.D., P.E., LEED AP
    Dr Tom Lawrence is a Senior Public Service Associate and coordinator for the mechanical engineering degree program at the University of Georgia, and he has 30+ years of professional engineering experience. Before going back for his PhD in mechanical engineering, he spent approximately 20 years in industry and consulting. He is the past chair of ASHRAE Technical Committee 2.8 Building Environmental Impact and Sustainability, and he is a member of the committee that wrote ASHRAE Standard 189.1 on high-performance green buildings.

    As an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer, he gives presentations and workshops on green building design around the world. He is the Chair of the editorial committee that produced the 4th edition revision to the ASHRAE Green Guide. Dr Lawrence has a BS with highest distinction honors in environmental science from Purdue University, an MS in mechanical engineering from Oregon State University, and a second MS degree in engineering management from Washington University. He received a PhD in mechanical engineering from Purdue University, with a research topic focused on demand control ventilation.

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  • Achieving our 2030 greenhouse gas targets: what can engineers offer?

    5th April 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road, Dublin 4

    About the event
    The Irish Academy of Engineering, in its recent report on the Feasibility and Cost of meeting Ireland’s 2030 GHG Targets concluded that meeting our target will be extremely challenging and will cost in excess of €35Bn. Engineers will have to step up to the plate to ensure that we invest in the right technologies at the right time and the right price.

    We are also most unlikely to meet even our (self-imposed) 2020 national target for renewable heating and cooling. The Government is now formulating a policy incentive to address the shortfall, but it faces a number of questions. Should it subsidise a diverse range of technologies, some of which may never be commercial? Can we reliably source biomass fuels despite restrictive provisions on sustainable land use? What is the long-term potential for efficient electrification of heat?

    The government has belatedly recognised the adverse impact of diesel on air quality standards in our increasingly congested towns. What is the potential for abating the particulate and NOx emissions to safer levels? How cost effective can electric and gas-powered vehicles become?

    About the speakers
    Neil Walker
    Neil is Head of Infrastructure in Ibec. His team represents the interests of more than 7000 member companies on a range of policy issues including energy, climate, waste, water and transport. Before joining Ibec, Neil headed up SEAI’s Energy Modelling Unit. Prior to that, he held a number of senior positions in the energy and chemicals sectors. Neil’s original degree (vintage 1980) was in Chemical Engineering at Cambridge University. He also holds an MBA from the London Business School and a doctorate in Environmental Economics from University College Dublin.

    Gerry Duggan Chartered Engineer
    Gerry is a Fellow of the Irish Academy of Engineering and has over forty years’ experience in the energy supply and conservation and transportation sectors

    Free - all welcome!

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18th May 2017
  • ASHRAE Ireland Conference: BIM and Integrated Building Design & Operation

    18th May 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm
    Engineers Ireland 22 Clyde Road Dublin 4 Ireland

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    13:30 Registration & Coffee
    14:00 Welcome address - Frank Caul (ASHRAE Ireland, President)
    14:15 ASHRAE Introduction and Progress Update – Ken Goodman (ASHRAE Sub-region B)
    14:30 Integrated Building Design and Building Information Modelling - Dennis M. Knight, (ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer)
    15:00 Interfaces between Building Services and Architectural Models - Ralph Montague, (ArcDox)
    15:30 Building Information Modelling for the Mechanical Disciplines - Dennis M. Knight (ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer)
    16:00 BIM and IoT Sensor Data Visualisation - Brendan O'Riordan (ZuTec)
    16:30 Panel Discussion / Q&A
    16:45 Closing Address & Presentation of ASHRAE Ireland Lifetime Services Award – Frank Caul (ASHRAE Ireland, President)
    17:00 Coffee & Networking
    17.30 ASHRAE Ireland AGM / Elections
    19:00 Dinner with Speakers / ASHRAE Board & Guests (Location TBC)

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