Past Events

*Events shown for last 2 years. For previous events, see calendar for further details: ASHRAE Ireland Events Calendar

  • The Rollout of the Passive House standard in Ireland: Challenges and Opportunities

    2nd November 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road, Dublin 4

    Dr Shane Colclough discusses Passive House Standards in Ireland
    Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road, Dublin 4

    http://www.engineersireland.ie/groups/divisions/energy-environment/events/the-rollout-of-the-passive-house-standard-in-irela.aspx

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  • ASHRAE Ireland Board Meeting

    8th November 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Sirus, Unit 5 Centrepoint, Marina Commercial Park, Centre Park Road, Cork, Ireland

    - Review of ASHRAE Presidents Visit - Outcomes and Actions
    - Review of previous action items
    - ASHRAE Ireland Sub-committees:
    - Membership and Growth Strategy (FC / SO)
    - Technical Content and Committees (MD)
    - Research, Education & Training (DC / SO / DF)
    - Student Activities Committee (Adam)
    - Events, Press & Marketing (MD / KG)
    - Finance and Sponsorship (MD)
    - Webmaster (DC)
    - Any other business;

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  • ICT and Smart Cities - Building Design, Control and Optimisation

    14th November 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    ENG-G047 - Engineering Building - National University of Ireland Galway - Galway - Ireland

    You are invited to a special seminar on ‘ICT and Smart Cities’ by Ms. Catherine Conaghan (Integrated Environmental Solutions Ltd.), and Prof. Biswajit Basu, (Trinity College Dublin). The built environment accounts for approx. 40% of global energy consumption and GHG emissions. Current research is investigating ways in which we can improve both energy efficiency and occupant comfort in new and existing buildings. The seminar will cover the concept of smart cities and smart buildings, and how research in this space is driving improved integration between systems, buildings, communities and cities. The solutions being developed through collaborative research projects and training networks, are helping to create the next generation of urban energy planners and engineering solutions which are capable of leveraging novel ICT technologies to improve design and operational efficiency. In particular, this talk will focus on the EINSTEIN Project, which aims to develop the next generation of optimised building controllers, through a combination of data-driven fault detection and prediction-based control optimisation.

    For details, link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ict-and-smart-cities-building-design-control-and-optimisation-tickets-29216514381

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  • CPD; "Acoustics"

    16th November 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Sandymount Hotel - Herbert Road - D04 VN88 Sandymount - Ireland

    For details, link here: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/cpd-acoustics-tickets-24674506112

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  • Engineers Ireland West Region: 'Rebuilding Ireland: Solid foundations or hollow promises for housing?’.

    22nd November 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Oslo Bar, 226 Upper Salthill Galway, Galway, Co. Galway City, Ireland

    The Minister of State for Housing and Urban Renewal, Damien English TD, will travel to Galway for an Engineers Ireland West Region panel discussion on ‘Rebuilding Ireland: Solid foundations or hollow promises for housing?’. The event will be held at 7pm on Tuesday, 22 November, in the Oslo Bar in Salthill, in association with NUI Galway.

    The panel will also feature three distinguished speakers from different areas of the housing sector: Brian Coyle (Coyle Kennedy Consulting Engineers), Martin O’Connor (COPE Galway) and Gerard O’Toole (Society of Chartered Surveyors in Ireland). The event will be chaired by Lorna Siggins, Western and Marine Correspondent with The Irish Times.

    The discussion takes place in the context of the government’s new housing strategy, ‘Rebuilding Ireland – an Action Plan for Housing and Homelessness’, which aims to double housing construction, increase the supply of social housing and tackle homelessness. However, the plan has come in for criticism as a set of hollow promises while homelessness continues to spiral out of control.

    Dr Jamie Goggins, Chairperson of Engineers Ireland West Region and Senior Lecturer in Civil Engineering at NUI Galway, said: “Sustainable housing represents one of the greatest challenges for construction professionals, policy makers and broader Irish society. For example, with a mandatory requirement for all new buildings constructed after 2020 to be nearly zero energy buildings, as well as those receiving significant renovation, we really do need to be planning and building more energy efficient, cost effective, healthier and comfortable homes today rather than just meeting current minimum standards.”

    He continued: “Engineers Ireland is delighted to facilitate a public discussion on housing and I would like to invite everyone interested in finding solutions to the housing crisis to attend.”

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  • SIRACH: Thermal storage in smart energy systems

    23rd November 2016 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
    Tyndall National Institute - The International Energy Research Centre - Lee Maltings, Dyke Parade - Cork - Ireland

    For details, link here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/thermal-storage-in-smart-energy-systems-tickets-27674994654

    On the 23rd November the SIRACH network will be visiting The International Energy Research Centre (IERC) in Cork, Ireland. The IERC is an industry-led collaborative research centre specialising in integrated sustainable energy systems and it delivers world leading collaborative research to meet global societal needs for secure, affordable and sustainable energy services. Reserach partners develop new products and services that ensure real energy demand reductions across society.
    The event will begin with an overview of the Centre and it's research from Tony Day , Director of the IERC, delegates will then hear a number of industry experts each exploring a different aspect of thermal storage. As well as presentations the event will include a facilitated networking session and a tour of a reserach facility.
    Agenda
    9.30-10.00 Coffee and registration
    10.00-10.05 Introduction to the day and SIRACH. Professor Graeme Maidment
    10.05-10.25 Welcome and overview of the IERC. Tony Day, IERC
    10.25-10.45 Integrated Cooling and Heating in Cities. Gareth Davies, London South Bank University
    11.10-11.30 A presentation about heat storage, Phil Eames Loughborough University
    11.30-11.50 Demand Response Analysis in an All-Electric Domestic Dwelling. Donal Finn, University College Dublin
    11.50- 13.15 SIRACH Networking. Carole Bond, Carbon Data Resources
    13.15-14.15 Lunch
    14.15-14.35 Phase Change Materials in Thermal Energy Storage with Renewable Energy Systems. Mick McAeever, Dublin Institute of Technology
    14.35-14.55 Heat Pump and Thermal Energy Storage – Practical experiences and Suggestions, Neil Hewitt, Ulster University
    14.40-14.55 Close by Professor Graeme Maidment
    15.00-15.55 Tour of an International Energy Research Centre Facility

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  • CIBSE West CPD Event: Energy Audits and Heat Pumps

    24th November 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    G047, Engineering Building, NUI Galway

    ENERGY AUDITS
    Part 1: Conducting energy audits in compliance with the requirements of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive & S.I. 426 of 2014.
    Presented by John Harrington of Energywise – Independent Energy Consultants

    HEAT PUMPS
    Part 2: Heat pump technology has been used around the world for decades and Mitsubishi Electric have developed this technology to produce Ecodan ‐ one of the most advanced,
    efficient heating systems available today.
    Presented by David McConnell of Mitsubishi Electric

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  • ASHRAE Ireland Board Meeting

    24th November 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Sirus, Unit 5 Centrepoint, Marina Commercial Park, Centre Park Road, Cork, Ireland

    - Review of ASHRAE Presidents Visit - Outcomes and Actions
    - Review of previous action items
    - ASHRAE Ireland Sub-committees:
    - Membership and Growth Strategy (FC / SO)
    - Technical Content and Committees (MD)
    - Research, Education & Training (DC / SO / DF)
    - Student Activities Committee (Adam)
    - Events, Press & Marketing (MD / KG)
    - Finance and Sponsorship (MD)
    - Webmaster (DC)
    - Any other business;

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  • Western BIM Region event GMIT

    29th November 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Galway-Mayo IT, Old Dublin Rd, Galway, Ireland

    Western BIM Region event in GMIT on Tuesday 29th November 2016
    GMIT will host the next Western BIM Region event in Galway on Tuesday 29th November 2016 from 18.00 to 20.30 (GMIT – Room 1039).

    Event Programme

    18.00 – 18.30 Registration and Coffee

    18.30 Welcome: Mary Rogers, Head of Department of Building & Civil Engineering GMIT

    18.30 – 18.40 Western BIM Region Update: Mark Costello, Director RPS (Chairperson Western BIM Region)

    18.40 – 19.00 Prefabrication & Asset Management: Mark Danaher, BIM Manager, Kirby Group

    19.00 – 19.20 Our BIM Region: Mark Kelly, Lecturer, GMIT

    19.20 – 19.40 Supply chain Collaboration BIM 360: Jimmy Fahy, BIM Manager, BAM

    19.40 – 20.00 Discussion & Closing

    20.00 – 20.30 Coffee & Networking

    If you are available please register through the link below, all welcome:
    https://westernbimhubireland.com/2016/11/06/save-the-date-western-bim-regions-ireland-event-in-gmit-on-tuesday-22th-november-2016/
    We look forward to meeting with you on the night.

    CitA Western BIM Region – “Expanding the Irish BIM landscape together”

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  • Near Zero Energy Residential Buildings: Why and How

    1st December 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road, Dublin 4

    Brian Montayne and Paul Kenny presenting
    Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road, Dublin 4

    http://www.engineersireland.ie/groups/divisions/electrical-electronic-engineering/events/near-zero-energy-residential-buildings-why-and-how.aspx

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  • ASHRAE Ireland Board Meeting

    19th January 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Sirus, Unit 5 Centrepoint, Marina Commercial Park, Centre Park Road, Cork, Ireland

    - Review of previous action items
    - ASHRAE Ireland Sub-committees:
    - Membership and Growth Strategy (FC / SO)
    - Technical Content and Committees (MD)
    - Research, Education & Training (DC / SO / DF)
    - Student Activities Committee (Adam)
    - Events, Press & Marketing (MD / KG)
    - Finance and Sponsorship (MD)
    - Webmaster (DC)
    - Any other business;

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  • ASHRAE Ireland Board Meeting

    26th January 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Sirus, Unit 5 Centrepoint, Marina Commercial Park, Centre Park Road, Cork, Ireland

    Contact secretary@ashrae-ireland.org for joining details, and agenda.

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  • ASHRAE Ireland Board Meeting

    9th February 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Sirus, Unit 5 Centrepoint, Marina Commercial Park, Centre Park Road, Cork, Ireland

    Contact secretary@ashrae-ireland.org for joining details, and agenda.

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  • EI Roundtable follow-up (Date/Location TBC)

    14th February 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Rd, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland

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  • 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

    LINK: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/data-centres-tickets-31663707000

    Itinerary:
    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

    The event will also be streamed live at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/735575516017004

    Contact secretary@ashrae-ireland.org if you have any queries

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  • 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)

    Programme
    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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  • 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.
    LINK: https://confpartners.eventsair.com/seai-energy-show-2017visitor/buildingdesignbriefing2017

    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.

    AGENDA

    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
    Government

    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

    Admission
    Free - all welcome!

    http://www.engineersireland.ie/groups/divisions/energy-environment/events/achieving-our-2030-greenhouse-gas-targets-what.aspx

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  • 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

    For details, link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ashrae-ireland-conference-bim-and-integrated-building-design-operation-tickets-33710874132

    Agenda:
    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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  • ASHRAE Ireland Board Meeting

    20th September 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    SIRUS HQ (Cork) and Skype

    Dear all,

    Please find below the agenda for the next ASHRAE Ireland board meeting.

    1. Sponsorship Update
    2. President’s Visit (17 October, Dublin)
    3. Tom Watson Visit (31 October, Cork)
    4. Committees
    5. Student members
    6. Other events
    7. Trello Update
    8. Website and newsletter
    9. AOB

    Best Regards

    Simeon

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  • CIBSE West: District Heating & Utility Services

    28th September 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    G047 – Lecture Theatre 03, Engineering Building, NUI Galway

    Participants:
    Unitherm Heating Systems in cooperation with;
    Oventrop, Heating Interface Units and control valves.
    Grundfos, Circulators and Cold water boosters.
    DMS Metering Solutions, Utility Metering and data collection.
    Waternomics Research Project: NUIG

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  • ‘Deep Retrofit’ Breakfast Briefing at Architecture Expo

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

    https://form.jotformeu.com/AGHF/deep-retrofit-breakfast-briefing

    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.

    Log on to www: form.jotformeu.com/AGHF/deep-retrofit-breakfast-briefing to pre-register your attendance.

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  • 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.

    Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ashrae-president-visit-prof-bjarne-olesen-phd-tickets-37943236241

    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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  • ASHRAE Ireland Technical Seminar: History and future trends in refrigeration

    31st October 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Cork Institute of Technology - Rossa Avenue - Bishopstown - - Cork - Ireland

    For details, link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ashrae-ireland-technical-seminar-history-and-future-trends-in-refrigeration-tickets-39129064084

    About the Event
    The ASHRAE Ireland Chapter is pleased to announce a Technical Seminar at Cork Institute of Technology on the 31st of October. The event will focus on the history and future trends in refrigeration.

    The event will take place from 17:30 - 20:30 on 31st October 2017 in IT2, Berkley Centre, CIT, Rossa Avenue, Bishopstown, Cork. Exact location and access to parking can be seen in the campus map link below.

    www.cit.ie/citcontacts/campus

    About the Speakers
    Thomas Watson P.E., ASHRAE Fellow & Life Member
    Former ASHRAE President, Tom Watson currently is an engineering consultant to Daikin Applied. Before this, Tom spent 17 years as Chief Engineer, involved in Global New Product Development supporting facilities in China, Japan, Italy and North America for Daikin Applied.
    Tom has held various leadership positions in ASHRAE, including president from 2012-2013, and recently chair of the committee writing ASHRAE’s Standard 188, Prevention of Legionellosis Associated with Building Water Systems.
    As a licensed professional engineer in the commonwealth of Virginia, Tom holds five patents related to refrigerant, gas and chiller compressors. He has received numerous awards throughout his career, including the ASHRAE Standards Achievement Award in 2004, ASHRAE Exceptional Service Award in 2010, and the F. Paul Anderson Award in 2016 which is ASHRAE’s highest technical award. In 2017 he was awarded the Institute of Refrigeration’s J & E Hall Gold Medal for ground breaking work on improving the efficiency of chillers and industrial heat pumps.
    https://www.ashrae.org/news/2017/former-ashrae-president-thomas-watson-awarded-institute-of-refrigeration-s-j-e-hall-gold-medal
    Séamus Kerr, RSL Ireland and IRI
    Seamus Kerr has worked in the refrigeration sector for over 30 years and has experience in the design and installation of Ammonia refrigeration systems. In this seminar he will discuss typical refrigeration installations in Ireland including Ammonia installations. The impact of the F-Gas regulations will be discussed and possible Ammonia based solutions presented. We will consider the design and operation and feasibility of small ammonia plant. The advantages and disadvantages of Ammonia as a refrigerant will also be discussed.

    Agenda
    17:30 - 18:00: Arrival and Registration
    18:00 - 18:05: Welcome address
    ASHRAE Ireland President
    18:05 - 18:40: Ammonia Refrigerant in small and medium refrigeration systems
    Seámus Kerr (IoR)
    18:40 - 19:35: Refrigerants and their Application
    Tom Watson (ASHRAE DL)
    19:35 - 20:00: Panel Discussion
    20:00 - 20:05: Closing Address
    ASHRAE Ireland President
    20:05 - 20:15: Student Branch Inauguration

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  • Smart home technology trial and demand side management

    1st November 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road, Dublin 4

    http://www.engineersireland.ie/groups/divisions/energy-environment/events/residential-demand-response-and-overview-of-power.aspx

    About the Event
    The presentation will outline the Power Off and Save demand side management (DSM) pilot project led by EirGrid in partnership with Electric Ireland. This type of project is the first of its kind and involves Irish residential customers in helping the transition to a low carbon economy.

    The project engages up to 1,430 residential homes, whereby participants are being asked to reduce their electricity consumption for 30 minutes on up to 10 separate occasions. This is achieved by both automated and manual response by the consumers. Homes are provided with a range of smart control technologies to help monitor and control, and thus reduce their electricity use more easily.

    EirGrid envisages real benefits from DSM in reducing peak demands to the power system. This project assists the potential delivery of wide-scale residential DSM which also has benefits in assisting Ireland to reach its renewable energy targets by providing greater flexibility in operating the power system with up to 75% wind generation instantaneous penetration.

    About the Speakers
    David Phelan Chartered Engineer – Electric Ireland
    David is an engineering graduate and holds a masters in energy systems, both from University College Dublin. He is a Chartered Engineer with 10 years’ experience in delivering and project managing a range of energy and innovation related projects at International, European and National level for public and private sector organisations. With Electric Ireland, he is responsible for delivery of a range of Innovation projects and contributes to the development of Electric Ireland's Solar PV, Storage and Electrification of heat areas.

    Daniel Dixon – EirGrid
    Daniel is a Senior Engineer in EirGrid Group, he graduated from Dublin Institute of Technology and joined EirGrid in 2014. He has worked across various departments of the EirGrid Group, gaining technical skills and experience across a number of roles. He is currently part of the EirGrid Innovation team, working to create flexibility in the system to adapt to the needs of the ever-changing electricity industry.

    Admission
    Free - all welcome!

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  • 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

    Register here: http://www.datacentres-ireland.com/registration/

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  • ASHRAE Ireland Board Meeting

    17th January 2018 @ 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm
    SIRUS HQ (Cork) and Skype

    Dear all,

    Please find below the agenda for the next ASHRAE Ireland board meeting on 17th January @ 18:15. Rough timing & lead persons added as a guideline - please feel free to suggest any changes / additions to the agenda in advance.

    1. Review of previous action items (All) [10min]
    2. Membership update (KG / DF) [5min]
    3. Student Chapters (AO'D) [10min]
    4. Upcoming events / organisation (All) [20min]
    5. Sponsorship (MD) [5min]
    6. Committees Reorganisation & Duty Assignment (All) [30min]
    7. AOB [10min]

    Hope you all have a happy Christmas & new year.
    Best Regards
    Daniel

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  • 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 messo@cit.ie

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  • ASHRAE Ireland Board Meeting

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

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  • 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

    [LINK] http://www.engineersireland.ie/cpd-training/cpd-training/training-calendar/2018/march/ireland%E2%80%99s-energy-security-in-the-context-of-brexit.aspx 


    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

    Programme includes:

    09:30AM-11:00AM

    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

    11:30AM-01:00PM

    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

    02:00PM-03:30PM

    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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  • 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

    REGISTER HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ashrae-ireland-cleanroom-hvac-system-design-tickets-43807504425


    Itinerary

    • 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.

    For those wishing to view online, please use the link 

    http://www.engineersireland.ie/Events/Live.aspx 

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  • 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

     [LINK] https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nearly-zero-energy-buildings-ireland-tickets-42872921061

    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: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nearly-zero-energy-buildings-ireland-tickets-42872921061

     

    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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  • Energy Finance for a New Era

    12th April 2018 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
    Clayton Hotel Cork City - Lapp's Quay - Cork - Ireland

    For details, link here: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/energy-finance-for-a-new-era-tickets-43832861268

    DESCRIPTION

    ENERGY FINANCE FOR A NEW ERA is a one-day conference hosted by Energy Cork that will bring together experts and some of the most important players in the financing of sustainable energy projects and companies in Ireland.

    This Conference, including Networking Lunch sponsored by Gas Networks Ireland, will be of interest to a wide audience including, energy efficiency practitioners, energy generators and suppliers, researchers, planners, professional service organisations, finance professionals, renewable energy project developers, entrepreneurs, and those with an interest in how energy projects and sustainable energy companies are funded.

    ENERGY FINANCE FOR A NEW ERA will hear from a wide variety of speakers actively involved in the sector and will provide an opportunity to learn more about how emerging solutions could help deliver more sustainable energy projects in Ireland.Speakers from AIB, SEAI, Enterprise Ireland, Renewable Gas Forum Ireland, Triodos Bank, European Investment Bank, Power Capital and Philip Lee Solicitors among others will ensure an insightful event on energy financing.

    Over the course of the day there will be great networking opportunities and attendees will hear about:

    - How innovative sustainable energy companies are funded;

    - Financing energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.

    Don't miss this unique event - Book early to avail of our early bird offer of €35 per ticket. This will increase to €50 from 23 March 2018.

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  • HVAC System Design for Data Centres

    12th April 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Cork Institute of Technology, Rossa Avenue, Bishopstown, Cork, T12 P928, Ireland

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    Speakers: Michael Gearghty (Entropic), Pat Barry (IGBC)

    Time:  18.30 hrs, refreshments from 18.00 hrs

    Date: Thursday, April 12th, 2018

    Venue: Room D230, Main Campus, Cork Institute of Technology

    Map: Building #4 (Block D)

    Presentation Summary

    Data centres are increasingly commonplace in the Irish industrial landscape and service sector. This presentation will outline different HVAC design options for data centres, including: Hyperscale, Multi-tenant Colocation, Colocation Wholesale, Private and Edge Data Centres. In addition, detailed design issues will be examined to include: airflow quantity, air velocities, air flow patterns, supply and extract air methods and CFD simulation. Emphasis will be placed on the use of best design practices that lead to reliable, energy efficient and low environmental impact systems. The role of standards on design practices will be examined and the impact of current white papers will be discussed.

    Speaker Biographies

    Michael Geraghty
    Michael has been managing director of Entropic Ltd. for 18 years and is a Building Services Engineer with a genuine interest in ecology. He has focused the company on providing safety, simplicity and quality in every aspect of ventilation for data centres, healthcare and pharmaceutical facilities.
     
    Pat Barry
    Pat is CEO of the Irish Green Building Council which he co-founded in 2010. He is an architect with over 20 years of experience in Ireland, Europe and South America. Pat holds a MSc in Environmental Design of Buildings from University of Cardiff and is a qualified Passive House and a DGNB (German Sustainable Building Council) consultant.

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  • Refrigeration and HVAC control in the Pharmaceutical Industry

    10th May 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Room B242, Cork Institute of Technology, Rossa Avenue, Bishopstown, Cork, Ireland

    ASHRAE Ireland and CIT's ASHRAE Student Branch presents:


    “Refrigeration and  HVAC Control systems in the Pharmaceutical Industry”


    Event Description

    What are the specific requirements of Refrigeration Systems and HVAC control systems within the Bio Pharmaceutical Industry? 

    The presentations given at this event will focus in on the requirements and key areas for consideration in this highly regulated industry. 

    Speakers at the Event

    Liam Crowe - PM Group

    Pauline Sourdille - Sirus Building Solutions

    Presentations

    As refrigeration and a cold chain are vitalto Bio Pharma, Product  SupplyChain,  Liam  will illustrate the key applicationsfor refrigeration and the necessary criteria these systems must meet.

    Similarly, building management systems play an essentialrole in the management and functionality of the production buildings inensuring controlled environments are maintained which will be demonstrated inPauline’s Presentation.


    Tickets for this event are free, people can register on eventbrite:

    Click here for tickets

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  • Ventilation Systems for Critical Facilities

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

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    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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  • Joint ASHRAE / IBPSA Research Symposium on Building Performance Analysis 2018

    28th May 2018 - 29th May 2018 @ 
    Museum Building, Trinity College Dublin, 1 Park Ln E, Dublin 2, Ireland



    ASHRAE Ireland Chapter & IBPSA-Ireland are delighted to host a Research Symposium on Building Performance Analysis to be held at Trinity College Dublin.


    ASHRAE Ireland/ IBPSA-Ireland

    ASHRAE Ireland was founded to promote and disseminate all aspects of HVAC technologies to professionals and industries in Ireland.
    IBPSA-Ireland was founded to advance and promote the science and technology of building performance simulation in Ireland.

    Symposium Aim

    The overall aim of the symposium is to bring together graduate students and researchers from Irish third-level institutions who are engaged in research related to analysis and simulation of the built environment. Given the diversity of ongoing research, the symposium will act as a unique forum to highlight both the breadth and depth of activity in the building performance analysis arena, as well as providing an opportunity for researchers to share their experiences. Invited keynote speakers at the symposium will be Prof. Vincenzo Bianco, University of Genoa,  Prof. Dimitrios Rovas, University College London and former ASHRAE President David Underwood.

    Registration

    To register your interest, please email mattia.derosa@ucd.ie. If you would like to give a talk or present a poster at the symposium, please indicate your preference accordingly and forward a title, keywords and short abstract by email to the above before Monday, April 30th, 2018. There is no registration fee to attend the symposium, but dinner will be at the expense of the individual participants.

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  • Nearly Zero Energy Buildings and the revised Irish Part L of the Building Regulations

    29th May 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Rd, Dublin 4, Ireland

    Nearly Zero Energy Buildings and the revised Irish Part L of the Building Regulations
    29/5/18 in Engineers Ireland 6:00 to 8:00


    Presented by:

    • Orla Coyle - Programme Manager with Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland – Near Zero Energy Buildings & High Performance Retrofit : Orla is a Chartered Engineer with CIBSE and had recently joined SEAI as Programme Manager for NZEB and High Performance Retrofit. She has worked for over 20 years in the energy performance of buildings both in Ireland and Australia. As a consultant Orla was involved the environmental, energy and sustainable assessment of both new and existing buildings. 
    • Eoin Doohan - BE CEng MCIBSE Principal Mechanical Engineer, AECOM Dublin. Eoin is an expert in building design in the New and Retrofitting of Commercial and Industrial buildings for Nearly Zero Energy Buildings. He is Chartered Engineer with CIBSE and has given talks on NZEB throughout the country. 

    This talk is not to be missed if you are designing NZEB buildings

    Date/Time: Tuesday the 29th May 6:00pm to 8:00pm approx. 
    Venue: Engineers Ireland 22 Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.

    Please visit www.cibseireland.org for more information

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  • Thermal Discomfort and Building Design (ASHRAE 55 Standard) - Robert Bean

    27th August 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    The Boar's Head Dublin, 149 Capel St, North City, Dublin, Ireland

    For details, link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thermal-discomfort-and-building-design-ashrae-55-standard-robert-bean-tickets-48868287363

    Topic: Using ASHRAE Standard 55 to Identify Thermal Discomfort Probabilities Due to Enclosure Designs

    Next to sound, thermal discomfort is the second leading occupant complaint due to flawed indoor climates. The culprits are building codes and enclosure designs followed by poor HVAC solutions. This presentation will provide the background in thermal comfort science and Standards concluding with a case study using the ASHRAE 1383 Tool to show Standard 55 non-compliance/compliance based on enclosure design and choices in HVAC systems.

    Venue: Event will be held in the upstairs function room at The Boar's Head pub on Capel St.

    Arrival from 6:30pm, with talk set to commence from 7pm. Free finger food will be available, and drinks can be purchased at the bar before the talk. There will be time afterwards for Q&A, and networking.

    Speaker Bio

    Robert Bean (ASHRAE DL)

    Robert Bean is a registered engineering technologist in building construction (ASET) and a professional licensee in mechanical engineering (APEGA). He is president of Indoor Climate Consulting Inc. and director of www.healthyheating.com. Bean is a past ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer, recipient of the Lou Flagg Award and Distinguished Service Award. He is an instructor for the ASHRAE Learning Institute and serves on numerous committees related to indoor environments and energy.

    Currently, he serves ASHRAE Standing Standard Project Committee (SSPC) 55, Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy, and Technical Committees 2.1, Physiology and Human Environment; 6.1, Hydronic and Steam Heating Equipment; 6.5, Radiant Heating and Cooling, and 7.4, Exergy Analysis for Sustainable Buildings.

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  • ASHRAE European Chapter's Regional Conference (CRC)

    6th September 2018 - 9th September 2018 @ 
    Loughborough University, Loughborough LE11 3AD, UK

    For details, see here: http://crc2018.ashrae.uk/

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  • Building Simulation and Optimization 2018 - Cambridge, UK

    11th September 2018 - 12th September 2018 @ 
    Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge, St Andrew's St, Cambridge CB2 3AP, UK

    Building Simulation and Optimization (BSO) conference provides a forum for the exchange of knowledge on the development and application of building performance simulation to optimum design and operation of buildings.

    The main conference themes are:
    New building performance simulation methods (e.g., energy, comfort, daylighting, airflow, air quality)
    New approaches for optimizing design and operation
    New decision support methods for real world applications (e.g., design, compliance, commissioning, predictive control, retrofit)
    Advances in model calibration, uncertainty analysis, and validation methods
    Occupant behaviour modelling
    Urban- and district-scale simulation of energy and environment
    Innovative applications of simulation in practice

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  • ASHRAE Dublin Meeting Engineers Ireland (TBA)

    25th September 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Rd, Dublin 4, Ireland

    Topic TBA

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  • Steam Systems – Design and Commissioning

    4th October 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Room IT3, Berkeley Centre, Building #9 - Cork Institute of Technology, - Bishopstown Campus - T12 P928 - Ireland

    For details, link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/steam-systems-design-and-commissioning-tickets-50500510386

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  • Breakfast Briefing on Air Quality

    24th October 2018 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
    Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Rd, Dublin 4, Ireland

    Breakfast Briefing on Air Quality

    Date: 0815 hrs (8.15 am), Wednesday, 24 October 2018

    Venue: Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

    http://www.engineersireland.ie/groups/divisions/energy-environment/events/breakfast-briefing-on-air-quality.aspx

    Summary
    Air quality has a significant impact on our health and wellbeing. There have been several research studies carried out in Air Quality. This session will provide an overview of research work being carried in Ireland and policy measures being developed by Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment and Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport to improve air quality.

    Agenda

    8.20 am - Opening Chairman: Assistant Professor John Gallagher, Trinity College Dublin/ ASHRAE

    8.30 am - An overview of the development of the national clean air strategy by Michael Young, Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment

    9.00 am - The Impact of Transport on Air Quality by Dr Faye Carroll, Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

    9.30 am - The impact of solid fuel on outdoor air quality by Dr Jurgita Ovadnevaite, NUI Galway

    10.00 am - The impact of energy efficient renovation on Indoor Air Quality by Dr. Marie Coggins NUI Galway

    10.30 am - Open Forum with panel Q&A

    11.00 am - Close

    This briefing is joint event organised by both Engineers Ireland and the ASHRAE Ireland Chapter.

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