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7th March 2018
  • Dairy Energy & Technology Seminar

    7th March 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Cork Institute of Technology, Rossa Avenue, Bishopstown, Cork, T12 P928, Ireland

    The Irish dairy sector has seen a substantial increase in milk production in recent years due to the abolishment of European milk quotas. However, increased milk production must be met with the sustainable consumption of on-farm energy resources to ensure continued sustainable growth of Ireland’s dairy industry while also minimising the associated environmental impact. Selecting the appropriate energy technologies for a dairy farm is not a straightforward task as the energy profile of each farm varies considerably depending on herd size, milking routine, parlour configuration, etc. This seminar will focus on recently developed and emerging technologies in the area of efficient dairy farming. A demonstration of the recently launched Dairy Energy Decision Support Tool will be held to display its usage as an energy analysis tool for both economic and environmental decision making.

    Researchers from CIT and Teagasc will also present on the following topics:

    • Selecting the optimal energy technologies for dairy farms

    • New technologies for improving grasslands utilisation and efficiency

    • Use of artificial intelligence for predicting energy and water consumption

    • Grants for energy efficient dairy farming

    Attendees will receive a complementary lunch and a networking session will be held during the event.

    Date: Wednesday the 7th of March 2.00pm - 4.00pm

    Location: Cork Institute of Technology Nimbus Seminar Room

    Dairy farmers, researchers, dairy industry professionals, students and interested members of the public are welcome. For more information contact us at

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  • ASHRAE Ireland Board Meeting

    7th March 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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15th March 2018
  • Ireland's Energy Security in the Context of Brexit and the Renewable Energy Transition

    15th March 2018 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland


    Seminar overview

    Ireland’s energy demands need to meet the objectives of the energy trilemma by being environmentally sound, economically viable and supplied from a secure source. Following on from COP21, and the subsequent Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Act (2015), the Government have set out a course to enable the State to pursue, and achieve, the transition to a low carbon, climate resilient and environmentally sustainable economy by  the end of the year 2050. But how will we get there and what are the short to medium term threats and opportunities that we will encounter along the way.

    Seminar Aim

    By inviting experienced experts and thought-leaders to present their views on Irelands energy security in the context of Brexit and the renewable energy transition, this seminar will provide attendees with a solid of understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing Ireland and seeks to promote debate about how we can use these challenges and opportunities for the betterment of the Nation.

    Learning Objectives

    Delegates will learn:

    • What the DCCAE’s position is on transitioning to a low carbon economy
    • What options do we have to meet our long term energy and carbon objectives
    • What engineering opportunities are available to us
    • How climate change must influence policy-making in Ireland

    Who Should Attend

    • Those wishing to learn what thought-leaders and policy makers are saying about Brexit and the low carbon economy
    • Those looking to contribute and offer their valued opinion on the matter
    • Those seeking to get an understanding of what Ireland’s ambitions are in relation to a low carbon economy, and the challenges and opportunities facing the State in the short, medium and long terms


    Programme includes:


    1. Keynote address: Ireland’s commitment to security of supply and renewable energy | Senior Official from DCCAE - Tbc
    2. "Future Energy Scenarios" consultation output | Marie Hayden, Eirgrid
    3. Ireland's fuel storage requirements |Shane Malone, O'Byrne Cleirigh & Pat Meehan, NORA
    4. Q & A


    1. Grid infrastructure and suitability of distribution system present and future | Speaker tbc
    2. Planning/county development plans relationship with future renewables penetration and energy efficiency | Niall Cussen - Chief Planner, Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government
    3. Renewable Gas penetration | PJ McCarthy, Renewable Gas Forum Ireland
    4. Q & A


    1. Interconnection with GB | Simon Ludlam, Element Power
    2. Technical solutions to the possible impacts of Brexit | Sean Collins, PhD Researcher,  UCC
    3. Climate change at the centre of policy-making in Ireland | Professor Peter Thorn, Maynooth University/Citizens' Assembly Expert Advisory Group
    4. Q & A

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20th March 2018
  • Cleanroom HVAC Systems Design

    20th March 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Rd, Dublin 4, Ireland

    Cleanroom HVAC Systems Design
    Wei Sun, President Engsyco, Inc., ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer
    1800 hrs , Tuesday, March 20th 2018, Engineers Ireland, Clyde Road, Dublin 4



    • 18:00 Registration Open
    • 18:20 Introduction (Donal Finn: ASHRAE Ireland President).
    • 18:30 Cleanroom HVAC Systems Design (Wei Sun: ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer)
    • 19:30 Q&A
    • 19:45 Finish

    The technical presentation will address the following areas 

    • Cleanrooms and HVAC Systems Design Fundamentals
    • HVAC Systems Design for Airborne Infection Control Spaces in Healthcare\ Pharmaceutical Facilities
    • Fan Energy Conservation in Cleanrooms - Airflow Modelling and Demand Flow Control
    • Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Air Handling Systems Design Strategies for Controlled

    This is a free event and is offered in collabroation with Engineers Ireland Energy and Environmental Group and CIBSE-Ireland

    About the Speaker - Wei Sun

    President, Engsysco Inc

    Mr. Sun is an ASHRAE Fellow, he served as the Chairman of ASHRAE Technical Committee TC9.11 (Clean Spaces) from 2007-2010. He is also a member of ASHRAE Technical Committees TC9.6 (Healthcare Facilities) and TC9.10 (Laboratory Systems). He served as a Regional Vice Chair (RVC) for ASHRAE Region V (Ohio, Indiana and Michigan) in 2008-2010, and President of ASHRAE Detroit Chapter in 2010-2011. He served as ASHRAE society CTTC (Chapter Technology Transfer Committee) Vice Chair and Chair from 2011 through 2013, past member of ASHRAE’s Honors & Awards committee, currently as a member of AHSRAE society's Nominating committee. In other leadership roles, Mr. Sun served as the Presidentof IEST (Institute of Environmental Science and Technology, based in Chicago) Society in 2016-2017 in charge of all society leadership and management responsibilities.He is also the USA Delegate for ISO cleanroom standards 14644 on behalf of USA since 2012. As the Principal Author, his 450-page new technical book “ASHRAE Design Guide for Cleanrooms” was published in 2017, he led over 20 co-authors and spent 6 years to accomplish this major achievement.

    Mr. Sun received his BSME from University of Shanghai for Science and Technology in China in 1985. In 1989 he was awarded with an academic scholarship from University of Kentucky and then received his MSAE degree from University of Kentucky in 1992. Since then Mr. Sun has been working in the US as a consulting engineer for 28 years in building mechanical systems design, HVAC, consulting, training and research. He is a registered Professional Engineer in many states in the United States.

    Prior to his current position as the President at Engsysco, Inc., he has worked for several national architectural and engineering firms in the Midwest. He has served as senior engineer, lead engineer, group leader, department head and has led the designs of many large and sophisticated cleanroom facilities, hospitals, bio-safety laboratories, and high-rise buildings. In addition to his cleanroom, hospital and laboratory design expertise, he has been serving as a Principal Investigator for many ASHRAE and governmental research projects, his research findings have been published in ASHRAE Transactions, ASHRAE Journal, Labs21(DOE/EPA), CEC Research, and his research outcomes and recommendations have been included in ASHRAE books, IEST’s Recommended Practices, and even in ISO new cleanroom standards. He led a US research consortium team to build a state-of-the-art, fully automated cleanroom test lab and new technologies demonstration center in Farmington Hills, Michigan. He has been invited to provide numerous technical speeches and training seminars in national and international conferences, he has visited 35 countries since 2006. Mr. Sun has served as the “USA HVAC&R Advisor” for Japan Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration News (JARN) magazine from 2004-2008. He also served as a “USA Consultant” for the Ministry of Health of Malaysia for their standardization effort for healthcare facilities. Mr. Sun has served as a research program/proposals reviewer for US NIOSH/CDC and DOE. In 2010 he served as the ASHRAE Society's "Technology Awards Judging Panel" Chair. Mr. Sun is the recipient of ASHRAE Dan Mills Award for Technology Transfer in 2006, IEST’s Willis Whitfield Award in 2016, and Robert Mielke Award in 2017, and an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer (DL) since 2009.

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22nd March 2018
  • Nearly Zero Energy Buildings - Ireland (Building Regs Part L)

    22nd March 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Clayton Hotel Limerick, Steamboat Quay, Limerick, Ireland


    On behalf of CIBSE Ireland, I would cordially like to invite you and members of your organisations to the next Limerick Region event which will take place in the Clayton Hotel Limerick on the 22nd of March 2018, 6-8pm.


    Light refreshments will be provided on arrival followed by an interactive CPD. Industry suppliers will also be invited on the night to showcase their “NZEB” products and provide technical advice.


    We would be grateful if you could circulate event details throughout your organisations and register for the event using the following link:


    Please register so that we can plan for correct quantities of refreshments on the night.


    For any queries my contact details are as below.

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18th May 2018
  • DL Visit - De Bullet (Details TBC)

    18th May 2018 - 28th May 2018 @ 

    2017-18 DL Visit – Common Pool Confirmation

    This confirms that the Ireland, UK London & SE, and UK-Midlands Chapters will host Julian De Bullet as a Distinguished Lecturer at the Technical Sessions on May 18-28, 2018.
            Additional Visits: Manchester Date: May 18-28, 2018

    If you are using Outlook, accepting this event will automatically send it to your calendar with a reminder set for two weeks prior to your meeting. Please notify us if the date of your meeting changes or cancels.

    Detailed information and the following materials for the ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer Program are available from the ASHRAE website at

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22nd May 2018
  • Ventilation Systems for Critical Facilities

    22nd May 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Rd, Dublin 4, Ireland

    Ventilation Systems for Critical Facilities

    Kishor Khankari, President AnSight LLC, Ann Arbor, MI. ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer, 

    1800 hrs , Tuesday 22nd May 2018, Engineers Ireland, Clyde Road, Dublin 4

    Kishor is President at AnSight LLC in Ann Arbor, MI. He provides engineering solutions and insights through Physics based simulations and analyses. Kishor has several years of experience in providing optimized HVAC solutions to a wide variety of applications involving external wind engineering, plume dispersion, smoke exhaust, displacement ventilation, natural ventilation, radiant heating and cooling, and indoor air quality and thermal comfort optimization for office spaces, patient rooms, operating rooms, cleanrooms, justice facilities, data centers, and warehouses. Dr. Khankari has developed a patented technology of a wind band design of exhaust fan assembly systems. He has developed several easy-to-use analytical software tools which are regularly used by design engineers in a variety companies including those in HVAC industry, critical facilities, and automotive industries.


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