Date(s) - 16/10/2020
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Starting the Renovation Wave – IGBC’s first Energy Renovation Conference
As many as 1.5 million Irish homes are considered energy inefficient and require upgrade work between now and 2050. Retrofitting our homes and businesses is not only critical to reach our climate targets, it can also improve our health and wellbeing, reduce fuel poverty, and create sustainable construction jobs across the country.
As the Programme for Government commits to retrofitting 500,000 homes to a BER rating of B2 by 2030, and as the EU is about to launch its Renovation Wave initiative, the conference will explore what is needed to deliver the renovation wave in Ireland.
The Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan T.D. will open the conference highlighting the government’s strategy to scale up energy renovation in Ireland.
Adrian Joyce, Campaign Director at Renovate Europe will introduce the core aspects of the EU Renovation Wave initiative
These presentations will be complemented by examples of measures and enabling tools that can support faster and deeper renovation. In particular, the Irish Green Building Council will present the results of the Building Renovation Passport feasibility study conducted in 2020.
This conference is organised as part of ReDay2020.
Pat Barry, CEO, Irish Green Building Council
15.15 Opening Address:
Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan T.D.
Scaling up energy renovation in Ireland
15.25 The core aspects of the EU’s Renovation Wave
Adrian Joyce, Campaign Director, Renovate Europe
15.45 Building Renovation Passport Feasibility Study – Key learning
Marion Jammet, IGBC
15.55 Panel discussion: How to boost the renovation wave?
- Deep retrofitting Irish homes – David Widdis, Green Watt & Alexandra Hamilton, 3CEA
- Retrofitting our social housing building stock – Cecilia Naughton, DCC City Architects
- Project aggregation and the importance of high-quality data – Xavier Dubuisson, Retrokit
17.00 Event ends
Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan T.D.
Eamon Ryan TD is the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications. He was appointed to this role in June 2020. Eamon Ryan was elected to represent Dublin Bay South in the 2020 general election. He studied commerce in UCD before taking a job managing a marketing course in the university’s School of Business. He went on to found a cycling tourism company, Irish Cycling Safaris, in the late 1980s and in 1996 won the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award. He was the founding chairperson of the Dublin Cycling Campaign and began his political career as a Dublin City Councillor for the Rathgar-Rathmines ward. He then went on to serve both as a TD for Dublin South and as a Government Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources. In recent years he has worked for a European climate organisation and chaired the digital policy group in the Institute of International and European Affairs. He is currently leader of the Green Party/Comhaontas Glas.
Adrian JOYCE, Renovate Europe
Adrian is Secretary General of EuroACE and Campaign Director of the Renovate Europe Campaign since August 2011. He joined the Brussels-based Secretariat of the Architects’ Council of Europe (EuroACE) in 2003, of which he became Director in 2010. Adrian has more than fifteen years of experience as a practicing architect.
Xavier Dubuisson, XD Sustainable Energy Consulting & Retrokit.
Xavier Dubuisson is an engineer with over 25 years’ experience in sustainable energy, with a particular focus on the application of energy efficiency and renewable energy in building construction and renovation. He has also been pioneering local energy planning with local authorities and community groups, and his mission is to empower them in making the transition to a more resilient, low-carbon future. He is a founder of RetroKit, a digital platform dedicated to supporting housing providers in planning and upscaling the energy renovation of their housing stock.
Cecelia Naughton, DCC City Architects
Cecilia has worked on precinct improvements, housing refurbishments, regeneration and community projects for DCC since 1997. She has been project architect of energy retrofits to senior citizen’s accommodation (9 no. sites in 13 no. phases). She has also completed (as part of a team) the auditing and programming the estate renewal potential to existing DCC housing estates citywide (240+ sites- apartments only). She coordinated and developed feasibilities for the Estate Renewal Programme (16 Housing Schemes). She is Project Liaison for Dorset St, St Mary’s Place, currently at design development stage. She was also Project Architect for the regeneration of Oliver Bond and Pearse House. Previously she worked for the private sector in New York on commercial and residential projects and for the City of NY on the refurbishment of child care facilities. Cecilia is a member of the RIAI since 1995 and a licensed Architect in NY State 1989. She receive her Dipl. Tecnico Urbanista- IPA-Alcala de Henares in Madrid in1988 and her B Sci and B Arch in Architecture in New York in 1985.
David Widdis, Greenwatt Ltd.
David is a co-founder and Director of Greenwatt Ltd which specialises in energy retrofits to homes and businesses.
He studied Architecture in Kingston University London and Project Management in Trinity College Dublin. David has over 30 years national and international experience working as an Architect and Project Manager. Since 2012 he has been working in the retrofit sector.
Alex Hamilton, 3CEA
Alex joined 3CEA in October 2015 after 3-years as an energy engineer with Tipperary Energy Agency. She hold a First Class Master of Science in Sustainable Energy Engineering from WIT, and an Honours Degree in Civil Engineering (BA, BAI) from Trinity College Dublin. Alex is also a Certified Energy Manager and a Registered Energy Auditor with SEAI. Alex specialises in community energy projects and project managing grant funding programmes. She also has vast experience working on EU funded projects. Alex works on behalf of SEAI as Partnership Support Mentor (PSM) to public sector bodies and as a Monitoring & Reporting expert, assisting local authorities to meet their statutory obligations in relation to SI 426 of 2014.
Chadwicks Group operates nationwide and are the leading Builders Merchant and Home Improvement Specialist in Ireland. Chadwicks Group recognises the increasing importance of supplying renewable and sustainable products. Product ranges designed to provide sustainable building solutions have been introduced in a number of businesses. These ranges include Solar Thermal and Solar PV, air source heat pumps, ground source heat pumps, biomass heating, rainwater harvesting and heat recovery ventilation systems. They also sell energy-saving insulation materials and controlled ventilation systems.
Build Upon 2 has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No 840926. The sole responsibility for the content of this event lies with the authors. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the European Union. Neither the EASME nor the European Commission are responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.
Bookings are closed for this event.