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‘Deep Retrofit’ Breakfast Briefing at Architecture Expo

Denis Naughten, TD, Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment withJim Gannon, Chief Executive, SEAI and Ms Victoria Burrows, Project Manager, World Green
Building Council.

With an estimated one million homes in Ireland considered to be significantly energy inefficient, SEAI is undertaking a Deep Retrofit Pilot Programme to identify the depth of the problem, and to highlight the large-scale opportunities it presents to those engaged in the sector. It will also inform the nature of SEAI’s grant support for deep retrofit going forward.

Deep retrofit means just that … a holistic approach to retrofit that involves a whole-house solution, based on a fabric-first approach, twinned with the deployment of renewables and a move away from fossil fuels.

As part of its engagement with industry SEAI has teamed with CIBSE Ireland and ASHRAE to present a Deep Retrofit Breakfast Briefing at Architecture Expo, the RIAI show held in conjunction with the RIAI Annual Conference. Date is Friday, 6 October and the venue the Main Hall, RDS. It will commence at 10.30am and conclude at 12noon. Teas/coffees/croissants etc served from 9.45am. Participation is free.

The event will be “hosted” by a select panel of industry experts. After very brief introductions, 90% of the proceedings will comprise panel members fielding questions from the floor, and inter-acting with one another, to share their respective views and opinions. The open forum format is designed so that all participants — panel members and audience alike — contribute to the learning curve.

SEAI is currently looking for pilot projects to kick off the initiative and will provide 50% funding of the total capital costs, and project management costs (including design fees), of the projects selected. Consequently, the Pilot Programme in itself is also a major opportunity for industry to engage with SEAI in this process.

Log on to www: form.jotformeu.com/AGHF/deep-retrofit-breakfast-briefing to pre-register your attendance.



Chapter Status for ASHRAE Ireland

Ken Goodman, ASHRAE
Region XIV ARC

There is plenty to celebrate for ASHRAE members in Ireland and in Europe. At the recent ASHRAE summer meeting at Long Beach, California, Ireland became an ASHRAE Chapter, Europe has a new ASHRAE Region, and the new President is a European. Two more Chapters were also approved in the UK and three new student branches in the UK, Spain and Bulgaria.

Earlier in the year, ASHRAE Scotland and ASHRAE UK North were born, not to mention the agreements signed between ASHRAE and CIBSE in October of 2016, and between ASHRAE and the Institute of Refrigeration UK in April 2017.

The new ASHRAE Chapter is looking for people who are interested in sharing their ideas and opinions on the industry, and getting actively involved in ASHRAE in Ireland, Europe and worldwide. If interested, contact Ken Goodman, Region XIV ARC at email: ken.goodman@mail.ashrae.org

See the full story, plus other ASHRAE News, in the current issue of Building Services News by clicking on the Cover of the current issue on the Home Page and going to Pages 49 & 49.

ASHRAE Ireland Conference at Dublin Castle

Dr Bruce D Hunn

Dr Bruce D Hunn

The newly-formed ASHRAE Ireland (lnkd.in/eP2nvja) is will host its first event on Tuesday, 9 February next, in Dublin Castle. The event will focus on commercial building energy performance, featuring the ASHRAE distinguished lecturer Dr Bruce D Hunn who will lecture on measurement, evaluation and improvement of energy performance of commercial buildings, as well as participation in ASHRAE research and technical programmes.

Dr Hunn is a consultant in building energy analysis and recently retired after nearly 15 years as Director of Technology/Director of Strategic Technical Programs at ASHRAE. He received BS, MS and Ph.D degrees in mechanical engineering from Stanford University in 1964, 1965 and 1972, as well as a BA in Engineering from the University of Redlands.

He serves a Secretary of ASHRAE TC 7.6 (Building Energy Performance) and is a member of SPC 211 (Standard for Commercial Building Energy Audits). He is past chair of TC 4.7 (Energy Calculations) and past vice-chair of the Research and Technical Committee.

Additional talks will include recent developments in natural refrigerants, modelling of HVAC systems and controls, and building energy policy and regulation. The event is free and everyone with an interest in commercial building performance is welcome to attend. See ashrae-ireland-2016.eventbrite.com