Following an announcement by Minister Denis Naughten late last year, SEAI has introduced a number of changes to the Better Energy Homes scheme, including increased grants for external wall insulation, the elimination of grants for fossil-fuelled boilers, increased heating controls grants and, most excitingly, a new heat pump grant from April (See Table A). The objectives are to drive building fabric upgrades and stimulate an accelerated decarbonisation of heat supply.
In this tribute by Varming Chairman, John Purcell, we celebrate the achievements of Seán Mulcahy, whose impressive engineering career spanned almost the entire second half of the 20th century, from the post-war years right up to the early dawn of the Celtic Tiger era.
SEAI is leading Ireland’s transition to a low-carbon and long-term sustainable economy. To achieve that it is building a team across technical and non-technical disciplines, and is currently recruiting for the positions outlined below. If you are interested in working in an organisation that has a real and measurable impact on tackling Ireland’s climate challenges, one of these roles could suit you.
As CIBSE Ireland marks its 50th anniversary in 2018 and we look back at buildings designed in the 1960s, we now understand why large areas of glazing, lightweight construction and insufficient ventilation led to overheating and downright poorly-performing buildings.