Thursday 27th October 2022

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Conference Overview

Energy Ireland, in partnership with Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland, will hold the second annual national conference to look at various aspects of Ireland’s deep retrofitting programme. The Programme for Government pledges to develop a new area-based and one-stop-shop approach to retrofitting to upgrade at least 500,000 homes to a B2 energy rating by 2030. Additionally, the programme has the objective of retrofitting public buildings. SEAI, as the designated National Retrofitting Delivery Body by the Government, is charged with delivering this ambitious programme which is a €5 billion national investment.

This conference will bring together all the key stakeholders involved in delivering the National Retrofitting Programme and will look at the various aspects of the programme including the financing of retrofitting and the development of the supply chain. This year’s conference will also look at some of the technologies used in deep retrofitting.

The conference will address the following issues:
  • Ireland’s retrofitting strategy to 2025 and beyond;
  • Delivering the National Retrofitting Programme: progress to date;
  • Meeting the challenges of delivery: industry perspectives;
  • Building skills and capacity for retrofitting;
  • The one-stop-shop approach;
  • Building the market for retrofitting;
  • Technologies for a deep retrofit;
  • Financing the retrofitting of Irish homes.
Who is the conference for:
  • Policy makers involved in the built environment;
  • Energy supply companies;
  • Construction companies;
  • Banks and finance sector;
  • Local authorities;
  • Housing associations;
  • Education and training boards;
  • Insulation contractors;
  • Heat pump companies;
  • Architects and surveyors.

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Confirmed Speakers

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Eamon Ryan TD
Minister for Environment, Climate and Communications
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William Walsh
Chief Executive
Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland
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Dr Fiona Fylan
Reader in Sustainable Behaviour, School of the Built Environment and Engineering
Leeds Sustainability Institute
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Ciaran Byrne
Director of National Retrofit
Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland
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Pat Barry
CEO
Irish Green Building Council
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Brian O’Mahony
Head of National Retrofit & Communities
Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland
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Ian Hutchcroft
Director
Energiesprong UK
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Barry Quinlan
Head of Energy - Built Environment, Retail Energy and Regulation
Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications
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Conor O’Connell
Director—Housing, Planning and Development Services
Construction Industry Federation
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Michael O’Brien
Innovation and Development Manager
Waterford and Wexford Education and Training Board
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James Hooton
Programme Director
Green Finance Institute
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Marie Coggins
Lecturer Exposure Science, School of Natural Sciences
University of Galway
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Krystyna Rawicz
Managing Director
KRA Visionary Project Partners
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Pauric Kavanagh
Operations Director
Kore Retrofit
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Ciaran Andrews
Deputy Head of Housing (Asset Management)
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Programme

CONFERENCE PLENARY: RETROFITTING IRELAND’S HOMES AND PUBLIC BUILDINGS

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Chair’s welcome and introduction:

Ciaran Byrne, Director of National Retrofit, Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland

Ministerial Address

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Retrofitting Ireland’s Homes

Eamon Ryan, TD, Minister for Environment, Climate and Communications

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Transforming Ireland’s Homes and Public Buildings: strategy to 2025 and beyond

William Walsh, CEO, Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland

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The one-stop-shop approach to retrofitting Ireland’s homes

Pauric Kavanagh, Operations Director, Kore Retrofit

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Energiesprong: Desirable, warm, affordable homes for life

Ian Hutchcroft, Director, EnergieSprong UK

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Understanding how people respond to retrofitting and fuel switching initiatives

Fiona Fylan, Reader in Sustainable Behaviour, School of the Built Environment and Engineering, Leeds Sustainability Institute

Questions and answers / Panel discussion

Networking break

DELIVERING THE NATIONAL RETROFITTING PROGRAMME: PROGRESS AND CHALLENGES

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Meeting the retrofitting programme requirements

Brian O’Mahony, Head of National Retrofit & Communities, Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland

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Building capacity to deliver the National Retrofitting programme

Conor O’Connell, Director of Housing, Planning & Development, Construction Industry Federation

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Financing energy efficient buildings: the path to retrofit at scale

James Hooton, Programme Director, Green Finance Institute

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Indoor air quality, thermal comfort and ventilation in deep energy retrofitted Irish dwellings

Marie Coggins, Lecturer Exposure Science, School of Natural Sciences, University of Galway

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Developing skills for retrofitting buildings

Michael O’Brien, Innovation and Development Manager, Waterford and Wexford Education and Training Board

Questions and answers / Panel discussion

Networking lunch

ACCELERATING THE NATIONAL RETROFITTING PROGRAMME

Panel discussion

Ciaran Andrews, Deputy Head of Housing (Asset Management), Respond

Pat Barry, CEO, Irish Green Buildings Council

Ali Grehan, City Architect, Dublin City Council (Invited)

Barry Quinlan, Assistant Secretary, Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications

Krystyna Rawicz, Managing Director, KRA Visionary

Lunch break

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Conference tickets

Conference delegate rate

€195
+ VAT @ 23% = €239.85

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