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Industry Seminars

These seminars offered detailed overviews by industry experts on current energy topics.

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This session covers SEAI’s commercial EV trial, EU Regulations, Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Directive and Light and Heavy Goods EVs upcoming on the market. It is essential if you are considering upgrading your commercial fleet to Electric Vehicles.


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If you are looking for funding opportunities, his event helps you to learn about National and European funding that supports sustainable energy research and innovation. You can hear about the SEAI National Energy Research, Development and Demonstration (RD&D) Funding Programme for 2023.

Or if you are looking for international collaboration, Horizon Europe may be the funding programme for you. With a budget of €95.5 billion for a seven-year period (2021-2027), Horizon Europe aims to boost sustainable development and competitiveness in the EU. Participation in European projects can create new opportunities and collaborations with industry, academia, public sector and community organisations around Europe.

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This session includes presentations and feedback from active Registered One Stop Shops on the opportunities and challenges they experience delivering works under the highly subscribed One Stop Shop Service.

The session explains the process of registering as a One Stop Shop and offer guidance on the key areas of focus and on how to present their businesses and embedded processes effectively.

SEAI also outline how the scheme can operate alongside the delivery of non-energy related building works, explaining how One Stop Shops can work together with architects to deliver a successful deep retrofit project that incorporates extensions and similar.

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This session provides an outline of the potential options for buildings based on a holistic whole building approach including technology and other non-fabric interventions.


While the there is a role for fabric in terms of reducing the efficiency of buildings existing heating and to further the viability of renewable heating alternative (such as heat pumps), it is not necessarily the only (or optimal) solution in all instances. The energy saving opportunities within heating systems is not limited to fabric interventions.


Furthermore the energy saving required to improve the viability of renewable heating within a building does not have to be limited to the heating.


If the overall energy reduction of a building is achieved, this is the overriding general concern of an owner or operator. Given the challenges posed by these standards, it is essential that a multifaceted approach is adopted across all contributors to a building’s energy use and emissions.

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This targeted session covers the new code of practise for energy upgrades of traditional buildings. Attendees can expect a presentation on research being conducted into the thermal performance of traditional buildings, and a case study on the renovation of a traditional building.

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Energy Theatre talks

The Energy Theatre at the SEAI Energy Show is a open plan stage on the main exhibition floor. All sessions last between 45mins and 1 hour. No pre-registration or booking deposits necessary. Just come on over, take a seat and listen to the hot topics in the energy sector from our industry experts.

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Wednesday, 29th March

Recently both the EXEED and SSRH support schemes were reviewed (Q1 2023). Changes have been made to both schemes which broaden the range and scope of support available. The changes will make the schemes more attractive to a range of applications while remaining unchanged in others. This session will recap on the benefits of both schemes and explain the new features in each.



Ray Langton

Jason Doherty

SEAI Business Team

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This presentation will outline the benefits of BIM (Building Information Modelling) and the role it can play in all aspects of a building’s sustainability across its entire life span and beyond.

The winners of the 2023 Product of the Show will be presented with their awards.

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Why is behavioural science relevant for the energy transition and how do we harness those insights at SEAI? This talk will answer those questions and give an overview of the SEAI Behavioural Economics Unit. We will also present some recent work including a behavioural assessment of the barriers and drivers to retrofitting; and results of a trial which shows how simple information can improve people’s understanding and operation of heat pumps.

Finally, we will present an overview of the SEAI Behavioural Energy and Travel Tracker (BETT). BETT is a monthly survey of the Irish population capturing detailed energy and travel behaviour and information on how people are coping through the current energy and cost of living crisis.



Daire McCoy + Hnnnah Julienne Behavioural Economics team

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This session will offer an outline of the options for retrofit of buildings to become heat pump ready. It will review the practical variations of making a heat pump viable within an existing building. It will include scenarios where the traditional upgrading of fabric may not be a viable option. The differing technical and seasonal requirements of heating and domestic hot water systems will also be considered.

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This session will cover an introduction to district heating – what, why, and how Ireland compares to other countries. It will describe how Geographic Information System (GIS) is being used to identify candidate areas for district heating deployment around Ireland. And it will include a case study on the Tallaght District Heating network.

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Thursday 30th March

A high level look at the opportunities and challenges of the large scale roll out of PV. This session will take a practical look at the process and considerations for different types of photovoltaic (PV) installations.  It will cover the potential hurdles that may exist in the application of this technology. You can expect guidance and some case studies and lessons learned from this session.

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The EV Dealership of the Year Award 2023 national winner presentation. The awards recognise excellence in dealerships in the promotion and encouragement of EV uptake.  


Four provincial winners will be announced on the 16th Feb 2023 and will be invited to attend the SEAI Energy Show.  The four will form the shortlist from which the national winner will be selected. 

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This session will examine the trends and underlying drivers in energy use, including a sectoral review. It will also look at progress towards Government and EU renewable energy targets.

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A look at the targets and challenges of indoor air quality and energy efficiency in the area of ventilation.

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This briefing will provide an update on the changes to the EPBD (Energy Performance of Buildings Directive). It will focus on the new requirements in line with EPBD Recast and how it might impact your sector.

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A showcase of the winners of this year’s Product of the Show Awards.

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Women in Energy Networking Event

Wednesday 29th March, Merrion Room, First Floor, RDS, Dublin 4

We would like to invite you to our annual Women in Energy Networking Event.

The event will take place on Wednesday the 29th of March, from 5pm - 6.30pm in the Merrion Room, 1st Floor, RDS Main Hall.

Speakers and agenda to be announced soon. This year's event is kindly sponsored by CIBSE.

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Public Sector Showcase

Lansdowne Room, 29th and 30th March

The Public Sector Showcase is a series of ‘meet the buyer’ style sessions where key public bodies will go over their planned roadmaps, projected requirements, and upcoming tenders for major energy upgrades. The Showcase will be in the Lansdowne Room on the first floor of the RDS for the two days of the SEAI Energy Show 2023.

Each session will last 1 hour with time afterwards to network and meet with suppliers. Organisations involved include the HSE, Uisce Éireann, Schools Retrofit Programme, Third Level and Local Authorities.

Wednesday, 29th March

Overview of the HSE Infrastructure Decarbonisation Roadmap

Lansdowne Room, 1st Floor, RDS

​Members of the HSE energy team will provide an overview of their roadmap to achieve the 2030 energy targets and outline to the market their projected requirements and upcoming tenders.  


Speakers: Kevin Sheridan, Donal Brennan and Steven Daly.

Target Audience: service providers - design services, decarbonisation building technologies, equipment and potential contractual approaches, transport management and retrofit/replacement

Uisce Éireann Strategic Investment plan

Lansdowne Room, 1st Floor, RDS

Designers, builders and operators of existing and future plant must all be aligned to optimise opportunities to significantly reduce and decarbonise energy usage.

Uisce Éireann(UE) will outline their Energy Efficient Design systems, and their investment plans to engage and upskill the market place and align them with UEs processes 

Target Audience – water and waste treatment market service and equipment designers and providers

Speakers: Charlie Coakley and Mark O’ Connell.

Delivering Climate Action to the School Sector

Lansdowne Room, 1st Floor, RDS

This session will focus on requirements of the school sector to 2030 and towards 2050. It will cover the strategic vision and initial high level trajectory and developing approach for the school sector to meet the 2030 targets. It will also address the  scale of the challenge for the school sector,  the required enablers and technical issues.  It will also present technical and financial learnings from 5 years of pathfinder projects on over 60 schools. The Department looks forward to engaging with the marketplace and sharing approach for upscaling decarbonisation delivery over the next number of years.

Speakers: John Dolan and Michael Walsh

Target Audience – Design team professionals, Contractors and Suppliers of decarbonisation equipment and services.

Thursday 30th March

Third level energy decarbonisation – learning to date and investment to 2030

Lansdowne Room, 1st Floor, RDS

The 3rd level sector is leading regarding testing and demonstrating decarbonised building solutions. This session will focus on learning from different building decarbonisation piloted solutions and planning for large scale deployment.

Speakers: Elaine Greenan SETU, Richard Kelly DCU and Paul Prendergast UCC /TBA.

Target Audience – building/campus design services, building decarbonisation technologies and solution providers.

Local Authority Climate Action Roadmap Marketplace

Lansdowne Room, First Floor, RDS

This session will focus on how the local authority uses and influences energy usage in their county and their wish to engage the marketplace for services and projects.

Speakers: Breda Maher, David Mellett and more to be confirmed.

Target Audience – planning and development consultants and contractors, building decarbonisation design and contracting,


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