Past Events

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

  • SEAI Energy Show

    6th April 2016 - 7th April 2016
    RDS Main Arena, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland

    Organised by SEAI, the Energy Show - now in its sixteenth year - is firmly established as the flagship event for professionals in the sustainable energy sector. This free two day event is a business only exhibition showcasing leading suppliers of energy efficient and renewable energy products and services from Ireland and Europe. Attendees can also benefit from the multiple features and side events at the Show including:

    - Trade Exhibition
    - SEAI Energy Theatre
    - Product of the Show
    - Best practice demonstrations
    - International markets pavilion
    - Electric vehicle test drives
    - Networking events

    LINK: http://www.seai.ie/energyshow/

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  • Geothermal Energy Conference

    7th April 2016 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    RDS Main Arena, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland

    The Geothermal Association of Ireland is hosting a conference at the annual Energy Show in the RDS Pavilion on 7th April 2016. Please open the conference brochure for details on the agenda.

    http://geothermalassociation.ie/2016/03/03/gai-host-geothermal-energy-conference-at-the-energy-show-rds-dublin-on-7th-april-2016/

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  • CIBSE Ireland - "The Construction Dream Team"

    13th April 2016 @ 7:00 am - 10:00 am
    Radisson Blu Royal Hotel Dublin, 8 Golden Ln, Dublin, Ireland

    CIBSE Ireland is delighted to announce an exciting new style of event. "The Construction Dream Team" is the title of a new CIBSE Ireland initiative that will take the form of a collaborative, interactive debate between all the key players that make up the construction team. A panel of high-profile representatives from each of the construction-related disciplines (see below) will debate the key issues facing the sector today, with entrepreneur Sean Gallagher acting as moderator. The breakfast briefing format will make for a lively panel discussion that will also include questions from the floor.

    Tom Parlon, Director General, Construction Industry Federation of Ireland.
    Carole Pollard, President, Royal Institute of Architects Ireland.
    David Corrigan, CEng, FCIBSE, FConsEI, Dip IT, Fellow of both CIBSE and ACEI.
    Dr. Kevin Kelly, CIBSE and Head of School of Multidisciplinary Technologies, DIT.

    Book online now as places are limited owing to the intimate nature of the event.

    Further details on all events @ www.cibseireland.org

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  • CIBSE Technical Symposium 2016

    14th April 2016 - 15th April 2016
    Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

    http://www.cibse.org/technical-symposium-2016

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  • Technical Seminar: Ventilative Cooling & Overheating Risk

    20th April 2016 @ 8:45 am - 2:00 pm
    Cork Institute of Technology, Rossa Ave, Co. Cork, Ireland

    The Department of Process, Energy & Transport Engineering at Cork Institute of Technology is delighted to announce details of a free half day technical seminar on ventilative cooling and overheating risk in low energy buildings, taking place on the 20th April 2016 at the Bishopstown Campus, CIT. Addressing the increased potential for cooling energy demand and associated risk of overheating in new and refurbished low energy buildings is becoming an important issue for the industry. This half day seminar for researchers, designers, engineers & architects, organised in collaboration with IEA-EBC Annex 62 (www.venticool.eu), will present state of the art in utilising ventilation strategies and systems in addressing these issues. Registration is free but spaces are limited. To find out more details regarding the programme of national and International speakers, the venue and to register online please visit the event website at the link below. Looking forward to seeing you there.

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/technical-seminar-ventilative-cooling-overheating-risk-tickets-22278786450

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  • Sustainable Engineering Renewable Energy Masters Conference

    3rd May 2016

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  • IERC Conference 2016: Energy Solutions for a Low Carbon Society

    18th May 2016
    The Gibson Hotel, Point Village, Dublin 1, Ireland

    http://www.ierc.ie/2016-conference-registration/

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  • Future Shape - Conference for a Sustainable Built Environment

    24th May 2016
    Dublin Castle, Dame St, Dublin 2, Ireland

    Over 350 leading professionals will attend Inaugural FutureShape conference in the Printworks venue in the historic surrounds of Dublin Castle. Following the successful agreement in Paris at COP21 what would a built environment that meets a 1.5degree pathway look like?

    LINK: http://futureshape.ie/

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  • ASHRAE Ireland Board Meeting

    24th May 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Sirus, Unit 5 Centrepoint, Marina Commercial Park, Centre Park Road, Cork, Ireland

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  • IRI Event - Hydraulic Systems Optimisation for Chillers

    31st May 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Maldron Hotel Newlands Cross, Naas Rd, Brideswell Commons, Dublin 22, Ireland

    Details here: http://instituteofrefrigerationireland.ie/events/hydraulic-systems-optimisation-for-chillers-tuesday-31st-may

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  • ASHRAE Ireland Board Meeting

    31st August 2016 @ 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 YEA Leadership International (YLI)

    9th September 2016 - 11th September 2016
    Athens, Greece

    Interested in expanding your knowledge and meeting fellow industry professionals from around the world? Look no further than YLI! This event allows you to learn more about ASHRAE, develop soft skills, and network with young professionals.

    Topics of discussion:
    - Understanding the big picture
    - Personal goals that go beyond work
    - What managers & leaders actually do
    - How to stand out at work
    - What successful people have in common

    What comes with registration?
    The $250 registration fee for ASHRAE members includes attendance to the event, materials, food, and hotel accommodations for the nights of Friday, 9 September and Saturday, 10 September. Airfare, mileage and travel to/from the airport and hotel are not included.

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  • Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) | ASHRAE Ireland

    29th September 2016 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
    The Metropole Hotel, MacCurtain Street, Montenotte, Cork, Ireland

    Frank Caul (Sirus) and Michael Dawkins (RPS Consulting Engineeers) are presenting on ASHRAE Ireland and Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) at Energy Cork on Thursday 29th at 7am breakfast meeting in The Metropole Hotel, MacCurtain St.

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  • Adapting today to shape tomorrow -Address by ASHRAE President Timothy Wentz

    10th October 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Engineers Ireland - 22 Clyde Road - Dublin 4 - Ireland

    For details, link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/adapting-today-to-shape-tomorrow-address-by-ashrae-president-timothy-wentz-tickets-27304190569

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  • CPD, “Energy, Economy, Environment: The Event Horizon”

    19th October 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    The Dean Hotel - 33 Harcourt Street - Dublin 2 - Ireland

    For details, link here: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/cpd-energy-economy-environment-the-event-horizon-tickets-24563764882

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  • Facility Management: Operational Energy Efficiency and BIM Integration

    20th October 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Cork Institute of Technology, Rossa Ave, Bishopstown, Cork, Ireland

    See: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/facility-management-operational-energy-efficiency-and-bim-integration-tickets-28367888117

    WEBINAR Link: https://global.gotowebinar.com/join/374697448135135747/693145287

    About the Event
    The ASHRAE Ireland Section is pleased to announce a Technical Seminar at Cork Institute of Technology on the 20th October. The event will focus on improving operational energy efficiency through the optimisation of building control systems and the use of ice storage techniques. We will also learn about how Building Information Modeling (BIM) is transforming the FM sector
    Light refreshments will be provided beforehand from 17:30 until 18:00 that have been kindly sponsored by Messo Research Group at CIT (http://messo.cit.ie/)
    The event will take place from 6pm to 10pm on 20th October 2016 in IT3, 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
    Download the Event Flyer

    Enquiries about the event can be made to:
    Adam O’ Donovan, Cork Institute of Technology, email: adam.odonnabhain@mycit.ie
    Michael Dawkins, RPS, email: michael.dawkins@rpsgroup.com

    Programme
    17:30 - 18:00: Arrival and Registration
    18:00 - 18:15: Welcome address
    18:15 - 18:45 : Optimise system energy performance with Ice Thermal Storage
    Pieter Vereycken - Baltimore Aircoil
    18:45 - 19:30 : BIM for Facilities Management
    Michal Otreba - BIM Coordinator RPS
    19:30 - 20:00 : FM and BMS optimisation for energy efficiency
    Pat Mehigan - UCC
    20:15 - 20:30 : Panel Discussion
    20:30 - 20:45 : Closing Address
    Michael Dawkins (ASHRAE Ireland)

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  • Chiller Selection & Phase Change Material

    27th October 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Limerick Strand Hotel - Ennis Road - V94 03F2 Limerick - Ireland

    For details, link here: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/chiller-selection-phase-change-material-tickets-27824943154

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  • 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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