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


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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.

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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.

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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

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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 (, 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.

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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

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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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  • 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?


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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

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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

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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

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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


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    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 (
    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.
    Download the Event Flyer

    Enquiries about the event can be made to:
    Adam O’ Donovan, Cork Institute of Technology, email:
    Michael Dawkins, RPS, email:

    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

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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

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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.

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  • CPD; "Acoustics"

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

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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

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    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.
    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

    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

    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:
    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

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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 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 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


    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:

    Contact 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)

    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.

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

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


    Chairperson: Chris Hughes, Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland

    10.00 Registration

    10.20am International Best Practice in Low Energy Buildings

    Tom Lawrence, ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer / University of Georgia.

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

    11.00am -11.25am Q&A

    (Refreshments and networking break)

    11.40am Nearly Zero Energy Buildings (NZEBs)

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

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

    12.15pm Orla Coyle, Sustainable Engineering Solutions

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

    12.40pm Panel discussion

    13.00pm Close

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Free - all welcome!

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  • ASHRAE Ireland Conference: BIM and Integrated Building Design & Operation

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

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

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  • 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


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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

    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

    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: 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.


    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:

    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.

    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.
    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.

    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

    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.

    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:

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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

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