Energy In Education Workshop
Schools are a crucial part of the strategy to meet the public sector’s 2020 energy reduction targets – a 33% improvement in energy efficiency.
SEAI and DES are bringing together on the 22nd November, key national and international energy experts to present and explore the essential issues to improve the energy efficiency of school buildings.
The conference offers a unique opportunity to get up to date on energy retrofitting opportunities in schools and discuss the major issues involved in improving the energy and educational environment for the decision makers of tomorrow – school children.
- Receive first-hand information on the DES energy policy and specification for schools.
- Hear the latest findings on energy efficiency and renewable energy opportunities in schools.
- Learn and discuss potential financing and ESCO models for energy saving investments in schools
- Hear practical feedback from the perspective of the school client, designer, contractor and energy supplier.
- Exchange views with key players involved in improving the performance of school energy usage.
Agenda below: Please click on speakers names for presentations of the day .
Morning Session – Setting the context
Chairperson – Larry McEvoy, Technical Manager, Planning and Building Unit, Department of
Education and Skills
Seán Ó Foghlú, Assistant Secretary General, Department of Education & Skills
The drivers & obligations for improved energy efficiency
- The legal and cost drivers
- SEAI and the DES partnership for improving energy efficiency in schools
- Success stories to date
- Supports for schools
Alan Ryan, SEAI Programme Manager
Energy efficiency and renewable energy in schools
- Overview of the DES energy policy and specifications for schools,
- potential for renewable energy
- findings of the biomass energy research programme for schools
John Dolan, Energy Programme Coordinator and Senior Engineer, Department of Education and Skills
New school design case study, Oldtown School Development Project, Swords
Karen Hawkshaw, Architect, Department of Education and Skills
Ciaran O Brien, Architect, Gerry Cahill Architects
MidMorning Session - Issues relating to retrofitting schools
Chairperson Kevin O’Rourke, Head of Department, SEAI
Overview of school buildings and economical retrofit measures
- An evaluation of the various retrofit measures for schools
- Lighting, heating, building fabric, air tightness, controls, heat pumps, metering
- Impact on of retrofit measures on BER & DEC ratings
Paul Overy, Overy and Associates Ltd, M&E consultants
Afternoon session - Innovative procurement models for retrofitting schools
Chairperson Declan Meally, Head of Department, SEAI
The National Retrofit Programme for Energy Efficiency
Josephine Maguire, Retrofit Programme Manager, SEAI
ESCO models for schools in use internationally
John Cowen, Environmental Interface Inc, Canada
- The various ESCO models and applying them to schools
- Monitoring and verifying results
- Reflections on the Irish context
- Case studies
The Irish Experience
A supplier’s perspective – case study of retrofitting schools, Frank Burke ESB Energy Services
A designer and contractors perspective, Gerd Benndorf Clarke
The schools owners perspective, Stephen Hartnett, CEO Kildare VEC and Chair VEC CEO’s and EO Association