Philip Lee Solicitors
Philip has developed a leading expertise in the area of procurement, competition, trade and construction law and advises clients in relation to the largest public utilities projects in the country. Philip’s extensive PPP experience includes roads, waste, waste water and electricity PPP projects where he acts for both public and private bodies.
Marchena Management Services
Kevin O’Rourke is a professional engineer with 38 years experience in the field of energy efficiency – with SEAI, the Irish Energy Centre, the European Commission, the Irish Science & Technology Agency, the Institute for Industrial Research & Standards and UCD School of Architecture.
Dublin Institute of Technology
Through many years of architectural practice, research, lecturing and building fabric consultancy – and now through the role of academic manager – Joseph has explored, promoted and taught science-based construction practices.
As Assistant Head of School at Dublin School of Architecture, DIT, with responsibility for construction he is engaging with existing programmes and creating new ones to ensure that DIT remains at the fore front of construction education, and in doing so ensuring that Ireland has a greater ability to create a more environmentally sustainable built environment, ready to engage with a healthy, low energy future.
Krystyna is a Chartered Building Surveyor and Project Manager, with over 30 years’ experience in her field. Krystyna is a Fellow of both the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and is a member of the SCSI working group on sustainability. She is also MD of KRA Renewables, a consultancy company specialising in the incorporation of renewable energy systems into the built environment. Krystyna is a LEED GA (Green Associate) and holds a Professional Certificate in Business Sustainability Management from the University of Cambridge
Varming Consulting Engineers
Declan Alcock is an Executive Director with Varming Consulting Engineers overseeing a portfolio of projects in the Sustainability sector. He has 20 years’ experience in consultancy in the areas of Sustainable Building Design and Energy & Environmental analysis.
Declan’s qualifications include MSc Energy & Sustainable Building Design, Certified Energy Auditor (CEA), BREEAM Accredited Professional (BREEAM AP), BREEAM International & UK New Construction Assessor, and Certified Passive House Designer.
Declan is also Director of the NGO Engineers Without Borders Ireland (EWB-Ireland) with a focus on the role of engineering in achieving resilient communities and contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and a particular interest in the role of the Private Sector in contributing to the work of NGOs and Humanitarian Engineering.
Ecological Building Systems
Niall holds a degree as a Bachelor of Technology (1st Class Hons) and a Masters Eng. Sc. from National University of Ireland, Galway. Ecological Buildings Systems have pioneered the introduction of natural building materials and airtightness to the construction industry in Ireland and the UK for over a decade. Niall has particular expertise in the area of energy conservation, hygrothermal analysis, airtightness, natural insulation, thermal bridging analysis and vapour diffusion open constructions using natural materials.
Patrick Atkinson is the Chief Executive of the Chadwicks Group, the Irish Merchanting function of Grafton Group plc which trades from over fifty branch locations nationwide, principally, under the Chadwicks brand, but also the Panelling centre, Plumb Centres, Heiton Steel, Cork Builders Providers, Telfords and Davies brands. The Chadwicks group employs 1380 people and has a turnover in excess of €500m. He joined the Group in 2015 as COO and in 2017 took on his current position. Patrick is a member of World skills Ireland committee, Chairman of the Access to Skills Advisory Board in TU Dublin and a member of the President’s Cabinet committee in the Engineering and Built environment of TU Dublin.
Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland
Orla Coyle is a Chartered Engineer and Programme Manager for NZEB and High Performance Retrofit within the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland. She has over 20 years’ experience in the energy performance of buildings both in Ireland and Australia. Prior to joining SEAI, Orla was a director in a consulting practice involved the environmental, energy and sustainable assessment for a range of new and existing buildings.
IN2 Engineering Design Partnership
William O’Donnell is the Associate Director at IN2 Engineering. Since graduating as a Building Services Engineer from DIT Bolton Street in 2005, he has consistently worked in the Irish construction industry. He commenced his career in the Mechanical Contracting side of the building services industry which afforded him with real world knowledge of building services installation processes and on site co-ordination experience. In 2007 he adjusted his career profile and became a Consultant Engineer. Post extensive training he now specialises in Environmental & Sustainable Design .
He was awarded Chartership with Engineers Ireland in 2011 and with CIBSE in 2012.
He is a BREEAM international assessor.
Orna Fox is a Senior Architectural Technologist with PM Group and has over 20 years’ experience working in the construction industry on various projects including, protected structures, residential, commercial, healthcare, educational, pharmaceutical, biopharma, Med-Tech and food developments. Orna is a LEED AP (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Accredited Professional, holds a Specialist Diploma in Environmental Sustainability from the National University of Ireland, Galway and is currently studying, MSc in Building Performance (Energy Efficiency in Design) at Dublin Institute of Technology. Orna is a Sustainability Champion within the PM Group Dublin Office and is crucial to the implementation of sustainable standards and processes within PM Group Architecture and the wider Group.
Brian Montayne has been with ESB for 27 years since graduating from University College Dublin as an Electronic Engineer. He has held numerous technical, project and senior management positions across ESB Group, including Corporate Communications Manager and Retail Energy Trading & Regulation Manager. Currently working in ESB Strategy, Innovation & Transformation, he is leading work on a key pillar of ESB’s strategy, the Decarbonisation of Heat.
Dublin City Council
Dublin City Architect, Ali Grehan leads the City Council team responsible for developing a broad urban design agenda including the delivery of diverse projects in relation to housing, public realm, community and cultural infrastructure. Her career has spanned private practice in Dublin, London and Bilbao, and in the Public Sector; where her particular focus has been on large-scale urban regeneration. Prior to becoming City Architect, Ali was Chief Architect with Ballymun Regeneration Ltd. She also worked with the RPA (now TII) delivering Dublin’s first LUAS Light Rail system.
John Sisk & Sons
Alan is the Sustainability Manager for John Sisk & Sons (Holdings) Ltd, covering operations in both Ireland and Europe, with 10 years’ experience of environmental and sustainability issues. He joined Siskin 2016 after working as an Environmental Manager with J. Murphy and Sons Ltd in the UK. He holds a MSc. in Environmental Systems from Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, and BSc. (Hons) in Construction and Project Management from Edinburgy Napier University. Alan’s expertise includes implementation of environmental management systems and strategies, waste management, carbon reporting, CSR, and the Considerate Constructors Scheme – when led to the first sites to be registered in the Republic of Ireland in 2017
Laura is the Co-Founder of SustainabilityWorks, a boutique sustainability consulting firm that offers a unique blend of skills and experience across sustainability strategy, finance, policy and communications. A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Ireland and a Chartered Tax Adviser, Laura has over 20 years professional experience across industry and practice. While in KPMG and Airtricity, she specialised in working with corporates and asset managers in the renewable energy and energy efficiency finance sectors, advising on transaction structures for mergers, acquisitions, disposals, fundraising and other transactions. She lectures on sustainable finance with the UCD Smurfit Graduate School and the Institute of Banking. Her consulting work covers a broad range of sustainable finance topics, with a particular specialism in energy efficiency finance, community investment in renewables and responsible investment.