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Keith Brazill joins RED Group Design

Keith Brazill joins RED Group Design

Keith Brazill has been appointed Senior Design Manager at RED Group Design. Keith is a chartered engineer and has experience working on a wide range of projects within multi-disciplinary engineering consultancies in Ireland and the UK. He is also regional representative for the CIBSE Ireland Limerick Region. The Red Group has been providing electrical and mechanical…

Mulvihill joins Penston MEP Consulting

Mulvihill joins Penston MEP Consulting

Peter Mulvihill has joined Penston MEP Consulting as a Senior Mechanical Engineer. Peter has 10 years experience in the building services industry, having previously worked as an M&E consultant and then, for the past eight years, with Origen Energy Ltd as Technical Manager for district heating and renewable energy systems. He also served as liason…

Can you hear  the Eco?

Can you hear the Eco?

If not, then you are not listening. Contrary to what some commentators would have you believe, the building services industry is behaving in a very responsible manner when it comes to the environment, sustainability and energy saving. The issue of Building Services News is awash with evidence of the sector’s determination not just to help Ireland…

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Solar offers €2 billion gross potential

Solar offers €2 billion gross potential

Energy policy on the island of Ireland is in need of reform if the nation is to achieve its international and European level targets to reduce carbon emissions. Currently, fossil fuels supply the lion’s share of Ireland’s energy needs. There is recognition by Government that this needs to change, especially if Ireland is to achieve its 40% target of energy generation from renewables by 2020, writes David Maguire, Chairman, Irish Solar Energy Association (ISEA).

See pages 44/45 of “Latest Issue” on “Home” page for pdf version of this article.

Why heat pumps? — cost, comfort and the environment

Why heat pumps? — cost, comfort and the environment

Over the course of the last two years the Tipperary Energy Agency (a non-profit organisation) has been retrofitting houses with air source heat pumps (ASHP) with great success under the Superhomes programme funded by SEAI’s better energy programme. It has been supporting homeowners and housing agencies retrofitting homes since 2004, and we had come to the conclusion on reading the data from the EU SERVE project (retrofitted 350 homes from d2 to b3) that the retrofit was not deep enough and the homes still relied on too much fossil fuel to reduce costs sufficiently for householders or allow Ireland reach our climate targets.

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