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Decarbonising our built environment – Making sure we have the right skills

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Join the discussion on the key skills needed to decarbonise our built environment and network!


What skills do we need to decarbonise our built environment? How can we address skills and labour shortages in the industry, and reach net zero by 2050?​ Ireland has set ambitious climate and retrofit targets


This event is organised in partnership with the Technological University of the Shannon (TUS) as part of the BUSLeague project.



5:30 PM   Welcome

Pat Barry – CEO of the Irish Green Building Council


5:35 PM   Opening address

Simon Harris - Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science of Ireland– Invited


5:45 PM   Panel discussion

  • Seamus Hoyne - Dean of Flexible and Work Place Learning, Technological University of the Shannon 
  • Alan Power -  Assistant Principal/Senior Policy Analyst for the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment 
  • Eloise Heron - Chairperson of the Sustainability Group of SCSI 
  • Alan Cawley - Senior Sustainability Manager of Sisk
  • Patrick Atkinson - CEO of Chadwicks Group 

6:30 PM   Reception


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