Ireland

by Peter Wouters (INIVE eeig), Malcolm Orme (IEA-EBC)  
Post date: 4 Jul 2017
Type: News

SAVES2 is a H2020 project that builds on a previous IEE funded project, SAVES, that expanded the Student Switch Off campaign from the National Union of Students in the UK to 4 other EU countries.   The project commenced in May 2017 and will last for 42 months. National Union of Students (UK) is the lead organisation and the consortium incorporates 11 partners from 8 countries (Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece, Ireland, Lithuania, Romania, and the UK).  
Post date: 31 May 2017
Type: News

The pressure is on for countries to honour their climate change commitments. But, with one of the world´s heavyweights in economy´s president threatening to tear up the Paris agreement and another quitting the EU - the question is, where does this leave the green energy sector? Step in crowdfunding, which aims to capitalise.  
Post date: 25 May 2017
Type: News

IEA-EBC Annex 60: New Generation Computational Tools for Building & Community Energy Systems  
Post date: 25 Apr 2017
Type: Link

This technical guidance document has been published by the Irish Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government under article 7 of the Building Regulations 1997. The document accompanies the Building Regulations (Part L Amendment) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 259 of 2011) which amended Part L (Conservation of Fuel and Energy) of the Second Schedule to the Building Regulations 1997 (S.I. No. 497 of 1997). It amends Technical Guidance Document L - Conservation of Fuel and Energy – Dwellings (2011) including a new section on Nearly Zero Energy Buildings (NZEBs).  
Post date: 18 Apr 2017
Type: Publication

This scheme is now closed.   The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) offers support for community energy projects through grants. The Better Energy Communities (BEC) project brings together groups of buildings under the same retrofit programme, thus facilitating community-wide energy improvements more efficiently and cost effectively than might otherwise be possible.  
Post date: 18 Apr 2017
Type: Link

The Better Energy Warmer Homes scheme (BEWH) is a scheme administered by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) and aims at funding energy efficiency improvements in the homes of the elderly and vulnerable, making the homes more comfortable, healthier and more cost effective to run.   BEWH measures are installed at no cost to the recipient household and include:  
Post date: 18 Apr 2017
Type: Link

People spend up to 90% of their lives indoors, so it is perhaps not surprising that the quality of the environment created has a significant impact on their health and well-being. What is perhaps even more surprising is that the indoor air quality of some buildings, including modern low energy buildings, has been shown to be poorer than urban outdoor air quality.  
Post date: 20 Mar 2017
Type: Publication

A range of breakthrough eco-building solutions which tackle the emerging problem of indoor air quality have been presented by the ECO-SEE project at the Ecobuild construction fair in London.   The solutions include novel insulation, coating and panel products which improve air quality by passively regulating humidity, capturing VOCs, and removing indoor organic pollutants through photocatalysis. External and internal wall panels have also been developed, in addition to design tools to support end users.
Post date: 16 Mar 2017
Type: News

38,5% of energy savings in CUBE 2020? It's possible.   The building Quai Vendeuvre won the grand prize of the energy savings contest CUBE 2020 in 2016. While the 3rd edition of the contest just started, let’s ask the IFPEB’s director Cedric Borel about the score of the second edition’s winner, who made 38,5% of energy savings within a year!  You said 38,5%, really? How is that possible?   Marguerite Dornier: You said 38,5%, right? It’s huge, isn’t it?  
Post date: 8 Feb 2017
Type: News