DIT Bolton St was the venue recently for an intimate audience who gathered to witness the eight annual SDAR Awards final organised and hosted by the School of Electrical and the Electronic Engineering and
School of Multidisciplinary Technologies. This awards scheme is one of two significant CIBSE Ireland applied research events intended to disseminate best practice in innovation and evaluation. It is sponsored by Sisk & Son and supported by Building Services News.
While traditionally a dinner and awards occasion, this year’s IRI gathering included an expo element with various suppliers participating in an exhibition in the afternoon prior to the gala evening event. This was a first time venture for IRI and one that proved a considerable success.
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.