Live Expert Talks
Find out more about the live experts talks and on demand content over the two days.
Our seminars are taking place in the Minerva Suite by the main exhibition area. Check out the full schedule below of the seminars on offer.
Refundable Deposit: As part of the SEAI Energy Show 2022, there are a number of seminars available to attend. Places at these seminars are limited. We require a refundable booking deposit of €50 to secure your spot. A €2 processing fee will be retained. Once you check-in at registration, €48 will be refunded to your account.
Deep Retrofit, Insulation and Recovery Plan
Wednesday 30th March: 11:00 - 12:30
The National Insulation Association of Ireland (NIAI) will host a seminar during the SEAI Energy Show (RDS, 30-31 March 2022) on the importance of deep retrofit and how a fabric first approach incorporation insulation is essential to realise Ireland's energy and carbon reduction targets. Other key factors that are an essential part of the overall package, such as airtightness and new technologies, will also be discussed.
This seminar is an integral part of the programme and complements the best practice insulation demonstration that will take place on the dedicated Demonstration Arena on the Show Floor.
Leveraging Research to Decarbonise the Industrial and Commercial Sectors
Wednesday 30th March: 14:00 - 16:00
Ireland's energy system is transforming. At the heart of this, innovative solutions are being developed. These solutions will deliver cleaner energy for our homes, businesses and communities.
Research has a critical role to play in overcoming emerging energy markets. And this session will focus on researchers in industry and academia. Their projects will foster knowledge and innovation in the Irish Marketplace.
Speakers will cover their competitive energy-related products, processes, and systems. They will discuss real-world examples of research informing solutions. And show how businesses can keep their competitiveness on their journey to decarbonisation.
Panel members include:
- researchers from academia and industry,
- representatives from Irish Businesses,
- and SEAI.
They will share their knowledge, tools and experiences to further drive change in the Irish energy marketplace.
Opportunities and Challenges to Upgrades in the Commercial Sector
Thursday 31st March: 11:00 - 13:00
The Government's plan to address Climate change includes ambitious targets. This session will focus particularly on the targets relating to the retrofit non-domestic buildings. It will discuss some of the challenges and opportunities to meet these goals.
Discussions will be around a holistic approach to retrofitting of buildings, bringing the reduction in energy requirements to the fore.
Speakers will cover some of the main pressing questions faced by those designing and managing non-domestic buildings in today’s current climate. All speakers have extensive experience in their particular topic and have worked for many years within the construction industry.
The sub-topics included within this session are outlined below:
- Challenges to Commercial Retrofit Ventilation Energy efficiency & Covid
- Façade Upgrades and Carbon Reduction in Commercial Retrofit
- Benefits of Building Digitalisation & Optimisation
This session will be both practical and relevant for anyone designing, constructing and supplying these projects.
Irish Public Sector Targets to 2030 and Progress to Date
Thursday 31st March: 14:00 - 15:15
The public sector is 34% more energy efficient than in 2009. It exceeded its 33% energy efficiency target set out for 2020. The public sector focus now shifts to the next decade and the challenging targets set out for 2030.
The Climate Action Plan 2021 (CAP 21) outlines an energy related Green House Gas (GHG) target of 51% CO2 reduction by 2030. Achieving the GHG target is one of, if not the primary, target that public bodies and sectors must achieve. It also requires large public bodies to develop Climate Action roadmaps. This is to achieve their 2030 targets. It includes 51% of renewable space heating, and to develop wider Climate Mandates.
The first part of the session will cover progress to date on the energy efficiency target. It will look at actions taken and a detailed overview of the 2030 GHG reduction target methodology. It will cover an overview of potential pathways to 2030.
Public bodies will then present on their pathway to 2030 analysis. They will cover actions being undertaken now and planned. And finally, how SEAI's supports are being utilised to mobilise for 2030.Register for core sessions now
Energy Theatre Sessions
The Energy Theatre talks tackle the headline items in the energy sector today. It has a jam packed schedule of 45 minute drop-in sessions with no need to book! Please check out our full schedule of what is happening at the 2022 show below.
Support Scheme for Renewable Heat
Wednesday 30th March: 12:00 - 13:00
Are you using fossil fuel to generate heat in your business?
The Support Scheme for Renewable Heat (SSRH) it makes real business sense. It gives businesses the opportunity to convert to a renewable heat source. You save money and reduce your carbon footprint dramatically.
The Support Scheme for Renewable Heat is a government funded initiative. It is designed to increase the energy generated from renewable sources in the heat sector.
The scheme is open to:
- district heating,
- public sector
and other non-domestic heat users not covered by the emissions trading system.
This scheme will contribute to meeting Ireland’s renewable energy targets. It will also reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The government funded scheme offers two alternative support options;
a grant for heat pump systems, or
ongoing operational aid for biomass or biogas heating systems
This workshop will explain the SSRH, how it could work for you and how to apply to SEAI for support. It will also allow time for questions and discussion on any aspect of the scheme. The workshop is relevant to any non-domestic fossil fuel user and any business in the renewable heat supply chain.
Product of the Show Presentation
Wednesday 30th March: 13:00 - 14:00
Innovation, new product development and cutting-edge technology is the lifeblood of any industry, but particularly so in the energy sector where the urgency to ensure a more sustainable business and social community is now imperative.
Thankfully, considerable investment in R&D has seen a wave of pioneering products and systems come to market with The Energy Show now the venue of choice for manufacturers to introduce their latest innovations.
The SEAI Energy Show Product of the Show Awards are designed to reward and champion these developments, and particularly those incorporating smart energy solutions. Entries to the five categories are subjected to rigorous assessment by a panel of highly-qualified and experienced professionals drawn from building engineering, architecture, facilities management and contracting.
EXEED Outline and Sample Projects
Thursday 31st March: 12:00 - 13:00
SEAI EXEED (Excellence in Energy Efficient Design) is a certification program. It helps businesses achieve the best energy performance. It applies an approach to project design and implementation for new or upgraded buildings and processes.
The SEAI EXEED program provides grant support. It also provides a structured approach to energy efficient design management. This maximises the lifecycle of energy and carbon performance.
The grant provides support of up to €1,000,000 per project. This goes to help businesses embed energy efficient design in their investment projects. It is open to private businesses and public sector organisations who are planning an investment project.
It is relevant to:
- Brand new buildings and facilities
- Upgrades or re-purposing of existing buildings and facilities
- Manufacturing processes
This session will give an overview of the SEAI EXEED programme. It will provide case study examples from organisations. These organisation have all implemented these Energy Efficient Design principles within project investments.
Roll out of EV charger infrastructure & Associated Schemes
Thursday 31st March: 13:00 - 13:45
Electric Vehicle (EV) registrations in Ireland in 2021 grew by over 130%. This is creating unprecedented demand for vehicles and infrastructure. EVs continue to fill out all segments of the car market. They are rapidly moving to fill the commercial fleet segments.
Energy prices have bounced back following the low price period experienced during COVID. This is sending inflation soaring to 5.5% in 2021 and putting pressure on people’s pockets. But, EVs can reduce annual energy costs by 70%.
There is a looming ban on petrol and diesel car sales coming in 2030. The annual escalation of carbon taxes set to reach €100 per tonne by then. So, the race is on to switch to electric vehicles.
This quick-fire session will tell you all you need to know about EV progress in Ireland. It will cover all supports available to you. We wil address the latest technologies and issues concerning consumers. You will also hear first-hand what it is like to replace a large commercial fleet of vehicles with EVs from An Post.
Product of the Show Winners
Information Session for Contractors on SEAI’s new grants rollout
Thursday 31st March: 15:00 - 15:45
This session will inform the commercial sector on what makes a successful One Stop Shop. It will outline key aspects to focus on when completing your One Stop Shop registration highlighting common challenges when submitting an application. We will go through aspects of the process from the home energy assessment to works process, and we will demonstrate how grants will be applied to all types of homes under various scenarios.
Given the importance of marketing and demand generation over the coming years, we will cover important guidelines and tips to help you get the most out of your one stop shop brand.