The Energy Show 2021 features talks from leading experts in sustainable energy.

Featured speakers

Minister Eamon Ryan TD

Minister for Transport and the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications

Eamon Ryan TD is the Minister for Transport and the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications. He was appointed to these roles in June 2020. Minister Ryan will open the SEAI Energy Show on day 1 at the 'Opening Plenary - Upgrading our Building Stock - The challenges and opportunities' at 9:30 on Wednesday the 28th of April.

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar

Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment

Leo Varadkar TD is the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment. An Tánaiste will open Day 2 of the Energy Show at our 'Opening Plenary - Pathway to Net Zero - Business Decarbonisation' session at 9:30 on the 29th April.

William Walsh

Chief Executive Officer, SEAI

William Walsh is Chief Executive Officer in SEAI, having previously held the position of both Chief Operations Officer and Chief Financial Officer. William joined SEAI 2013. Prior to joining SEAI he worked for IFI where he held a number of roles including Assistant Chief Executive Officer and Director. Prior to that he held senior management positions in the private sector. William is a Chartered Accountant, holds a Bachelor of Business Studies from Dublin City University and a Graduate Diploma in Strategy, Innovation and Change from UCD.

William will give a keynote address on the morning of the 28th April and he will open the conference on the 29th April.

Barbara-Anne Richardson

Corporate Affairs Manager, Heineken Ireland

Currently working as Corporate Affairs Manager, with Heineken Ireland with responsibility for Sustainability and Public Affairs, Barbara-Anne has 20 years diverse experience in both the Private and Not-For-Profit sector.

Barbara-Anne is speaking at 'Pathway to Net Zero' at 9:30 on 29th April.

​Daniel Murray

Journalist, Business Post

Daniel Murray is a journalist with the Business Post, specialising in Energy, Environment and Health coverage.

Daniel is chairing 'Pathway to Net Zero' at 9:30 on Thursday 29th April 2021.

Yvonne Holmes

Chief Sustainability Officer, AIB

Yvonne Holmes is the Chief Sustainability Officer in AIB and has responsibility for the development and implementation of the Sustainability Strategy across AIB Group.

Yvonne is speaking at 'Pathway to Net Zero' at 9:30 on 29th April.

Garrett Bridgeman

Managing Director, Mails & Parcels, An Post

Garrett Bridgeman joined An Post in 1997 as part of its graduate recruitment programme. He has held several senior managerial positions within commercial and operational areas, most recently leading the transformation of the parcel business. In October 2017, Garrett was appointed Managing Director of the Mails and Parcels division. He is a graduate of the Marketing Institute of Ireland (MII), where he received both the MII Graduate of the Year and the MII Logistics awards.

Caroline Ashe Brady

Commerical Director, Kore Insulation

Caroline has been the commercial director for KORE Insulation for the past 17 years. As commercial director, Caroline is responsible for ensuring the company supplies customers with the products and services they need to meet their insulation requirements. Caroline is passionate about quality, a key aspect of the business, and continues to be motivated and excited by the opportunities that exist to construct super energy efficient buildings in Ireland. A graduate of DCU, Caroline has obtained an MSc in Strategic Procurement, a Post Graduate Diploma in Public Relations from Fitzwilliam Institute and a Degree in Marketing & Management from DIT, Aungier Street. Caroline is also a Certified Passive House Consultant with the Passive House Institute.

Caroline is speaking at 'Building the Energy Upgrade Supply Chain' at 12:00 on 28th April.

Samantha Fahy

Sustainability Manager, Dublin City University

Samantha has over 20 year of experience in the management and administration of high technology research projects and has developed a deep understanding of research practice gained from working closely with outstanding researchers engaged in complex projects. She currently supports the development and embedding of sustainable solutions across DCU.

Samantha is speaking at 'Public Sector Leadership' at 14:15 on 29th April.

Dr. Kevin Kelly

President, CIBSE

Dr. Kevin Kelly is the President Elect of CIBSE. Emeritus Professor and Research Fellow Technological University Dublin.

Dr. Kevin Kelly is speaking at 'The paradigm shift in lighting design practice' at 9:30 on 28th April.

 

Jacqui Donnelly

Senior Architect, Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage

Senior Architect in the Built Heritage Policy section of the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage and Grade 1 Accredited Conservation Architect with the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland. She chairs an inter-departmental committee overseeing the preparation of new guidance on enhancing the energy efficiency of traditional buildings under the Climate Action Plan 2019.

Jacqui is speaking at 'Upgrading our building stock: the challenges & opportunities' at 9:30 on 28th April.

Fergus Sharkey

Head of Business & Public Sector, SEAI

Fergus is a chartered engineer and proven leader in the power generation, renewables and energy efficiency sectors. Currently Head of Business and Public Sector in SEAI helping to lead Ireland's energy transition.

Fergus is hosting 'Inspirational Climate Leadership' at 12:15 on 29th April, along with being on the panel for 'Pathway to Net Zero' at 9:30 on the same day.

Henry Sheahan

Chairman, NIAI

Henry Sheahan, Chairman of the National Insulation Association of Ireland (NIAI), has over 40 years experience in the industry. Having held senior roles in various capacities with Aerobord Insulation, Springvale Insulation and Aircell Insulation over a 30-year span, he spent the remainder of his career as Managing Director of the CRH Irish Insulation Division.

Henry is speaking at 'Upgrading our building stock: the challenges & opportunities' at 9:30 on 28th April.

​Rachel Turner

Climate Change Advisor, SSE Plc

Rachel joined SSE in 2012 and is responsible for embedding climate action activities across the SSE group. Her main achievements have been designing and delivering: SSE’s four Science Based Targets; leading disclosures on TCFD, environment, climate change and green bond reporting; as well as developing a new group environment strategy.

Prior to working for SSE, Rachel was a environmental consultant with ERM working on multinational environment, social and governance projects with FTSE100 companies.She also worked at Standard Life Aberdeen to design and deliver an internal environmental management programme and has scientific experience from working in water and wastewater quality the water industry at Anglian Water in the early part of her career.

Rachel is speaking at 'Achieving Business Decarbonisation' at 11:00 on Thursday 29th April 2021.

Kevin Brady

Principal Officer, Department Of The Environment, Climate And Communications

Kevin Brady is the Principal Officer leading the Business Energy & Gas Policy division. His responsibilities include energy efficiency policy for the commercial and public sectors and the development of renewable heat in the industrial and commercial sectors. He oversees the development of regulatory policy and the regulatory framework in the gas sector and is also responsible for security of energy supply in the gas and electricity systems.

Kevin is speaking at 'Achieving Business Decarbonisation' at 11:00 on Thursday 29th April 2021.

Orla Coyle

Programme Manager, SEAI

Orla is a Chartered Engineer who joined SEAI as Programme Manager for NZEB and High Performance Retrofit. She has 20 years’ experience in the energy performance of buildings in both Ireland and Australia. As a consultant, Orla was involved in the environmental, energy and sustainable assessment of both new and existing buildings. 

Orla is chairing the 'Driving the Retrofit of our Non Domestic Building Stock' session at 14:00 on 28th April.

Declan Meally

Head of Emerging Sectors, SEAI

Declan Meally is head of department with SEAI, leading the Emerging Sectors Department.

Declan is chairing 'Upgrading our building stock – the challenges & opportunities' at 9:30 on 29th April.

Paddy Sweeney

Managing Director, REIL

Paddy Sweeney is the Managing Director of Retrofit Energy Ireland Limited. Paddy is a qualified Quantity Surveyor with over 18 years’ experience in the construction industry covering; Quantity Surveying, Project Management and Contracts Management. He holds Masters, BSc and Diploma qualifications in Construction Economics and Project Management. Paddy has been the Managing Director of REIL since its inception and has a hands-on Management role in all aspects of the business. Under his stewardship REIL have become the largest private company to deliver Energy Savings under the Energy Efficiency Obligations Scheme. In the last number of years REIL have trialled various one stop shop models to help build capacity within the Irish market.

Paddy is speaking at 'National Retrofit Programme & Delivery through One Stop Shops' at 10:45 on 28th April.

Dearbhla Stapleton

Programme Manager, SEAI

Dearbhla Stapleton is the SEAI’s Business & Industry Programme Manager. Her client base includes all commercial energy users, from micro SMEs up to large businesses. Her role involves the delivery of a range of supports to businesses looking to reduce their energy use and decarbonise their activities.

Dearbhla is chairing 'Achieving Business Decarbonisation' at 11:00 on 29th April.

Michael Hanratty

Chairman, Heat Pump Association of Ireland

Michael took up the role of Chairman of the Heat Pump Association of Ireland in early 2020. He was joint founder of IHER Energy Services, a specialist BER consulting company in 2007 and is also co-founder and CEO of BERWOW Limited. Previously he worked for 20 years as an electrical engineer with ESB. He has been working as a BER assessor and trainer since 2007 and has worked on related EU research programmes since 2005 including TABULA, EPISCOPE, NZEB Open Doors and ENERFUND. He has an extensive knowledge of the building energy performance of the Irish Housing stock and the BER process.

Michael is chairing 'Building the Energy Upgrade Supply Chain' at 12:00 on 28th April.

Paul Martin

Technical Standards Development Manager, SEAI

Paul Martin, CEng MCIBSE, manages technical standards development at SEAI. A graduate of Northumbria university, Newcastle and Waterford Institute of Technology. Paul is a Member of the CIBSE. Paul is also Chair of the Building Service committee with responsibility for the development of Standard Recommendation (S.R.) 50-1 Building Services — Code of Practice — Part 1: Water based heating systems in dwellings.

Paul is presenting two sessions 'New Heating Standard - SR50-1' and 'New heat pump standard - SR50-2', which will be available to watch in the Energy Theatre.

Shane Conneely

Head of Research, Chambers Ireland

Shane joined Chambers Ireland in 2019 and is now the Head of Research. He supports the work of the Chamber Network over a range of policy areas, with a particular interest in building sustainable cities and communities to support the Green Transition. His primary responsibilities include conducting research and developing papers to support Chambers Ireland’s policy positions. Prior to Chambers Ireland, Shane worked with a number of members of the Oireachtas and civil society organisations, creating communications programmes, conducting research, and drafting legislation/amendments.

Shane is speaking at 'Achieving Business Decarbonisation' at 11:00 on Thursday 29th April 2021.

Teresa Patton

Programme Manager, Green Generation

Teresa Patton, Programme Manager at Green Generation in Kildare, is an avid believer in the circular economy and using waste as a resource. As a recent MBA graduate, she brings with her a new, direct, perspective on sustainability and climate change. She is an advocate for unlocking Ireland's potential as a green leader across Europe.

Teresa will be speaking at 'The Role of Bioenergy in Decarbonising Ireland' at 1.10pm on Thursday the 28th of April.

Brian McIntyre

Programme Executive, SEAI

Brian McIntyre is Programme Executive on the Deep Retrofit Pilot Programme in the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), having joined the organisation in April 2017. Brian has also been involved in the development of the new BER Advisory Report He was formerly Senior Scientist at RPS Group in Environment & Resource Management, with a core focus on the energy sector throughout his career. Brian provided consultancy services  to the public and private sector on policy, infrastructure and technology and also to SEAI’s public sector, SME, RD&D and Delivery programmes since 2005.

Brian is chairing 'Upgrading our building stock – the challenges & opportunities' at 9:30, the 'National Retrofit Programme & Delivery through One Stop Shops' at 10:45 and 'Communicating and Engaging With Homeowners on their Upgrade Journey' at 3:30, all on 28th April. 

Rachel McGinley

Head of Sustainability, CBRE Ireland

Rachael McGinley is Head of Sustainability for CBRE Ireland. She works closely with property management, project management, design and agencies teams to support clients in meeting their sustainability goals.

Rachel is speaking at 'Driving the Retrofit of our Non Domestic Building Stock' at 14:00 on 28th April.

Michael Curran

Chairman, CIBSE Ireland

Michael Curran is the current CIBSE Ireland Chairman and Head of Building Services, Energy and Utilities at NUI Galway.  A graduate of The University of Liverpool, Michael worked as Consultant Building Services Engineer 20 years before taking up his current role in NUI Galway.  Michael led the team to wining the SEAI Energy Team of the year 2019.

Michael is speaking at 'Upgrading our building stock: the challenges & opportunities' at 9:30 on 28th April. 

Brian Montayne

Senior Manager, ESB

Brian has been with ESB for 30 years since graduating from University College Dublin as an Electronic Engineer and has since been awarded a MSc, Leadership & Business Practice from UCD Smurfit Graduate Business School. He has held numerous technical, project and senior management positions across ESB Group, including Corporate Communications Manager and Retail Energy Trading & Regulation Manager. Currently with the ESB Strategy, Innovation & Transformation directorate, he is leading work on a key pillar of ESB’s strategy, the Decarbonisation of Heat.

Brian is speaking at 'Upgrading our building stock: the challenges & opportunities' at 9:30 on 28th April.

Robert Deegan

Principal Officer, Residential Energy Efficiency Division, DECC

Robert Deegan is the Principal Officer leading the Residential Energy Efficiency Division in the Department of Environment, Climate & Communications.  His responsibilities include policy on residential energy efficiency as well oversight of SEAI residential and community grant schemes.  Prior to joining the Department, Robert worked in policy development, finance and evaluation roles in the Department of Health.

Robert is speaking at 'National Retrofit Programme & Delivery through One Stop Shops' at 10:45 on 28th April.

Aleesha Tully

Strategy Director, TBWA

As Strategy Director at one if Ireland's top agencies, Aleesha works at the convergence of brand strategy, connections and channel planning to deliver truly integrated TTL advertising & marketing campaigns. As well as working with the SEAI Marketing Team to deliver the right messaging to Irish consumers, she has done so for some of the most well-known brands both in Ireland and around the world, notably winning ADFX awards for Fáilte Ireland and Guinness Western Europe.

Aleesha is speaking at 'Communicating and Engaging With Homeowners on their Upgrade Journey' at 15:30 on 28th April.

 

Tomás O' Leary

Founder, MosArt

Tomás O’Leary is a founder of MosArt (established in 1993) and Passive House Academy, sister firms providing dedicated design, consulting and education pertaining to high performance buildings. Tomás designed, built and lives in the first certified Passive House in the English-speaking world (2004). MosArt is currently working with three of the five national NZEB and Retrofitting Centres of Excellence to develop and roll out state of the art education programmes.

Tomás is speaking at 'Building the Energy Upgrade Supply Chain' at 12:00 on 28th April.

Ian Ryan

Energy & Utilities Engineer, Wyeth Nutrition

Ian is the Energy & Utilities Engineer with Wyeth Nutrition in Askeaton. His working life started with a four year Electrical & Instrumentation apprenticeship with ESB power generation; then two years training electrical apprentices with ESB training services. He then had roles within the pharmaceutical and food industry, including commissioning and production improvement projects.

Following that, Ian spent two years as a field service engineer with Honeywell control systems, installing and maintaining instruments and control systems, while studying for a degree in “Electronics and Computer Systems” from DIT. He obtained his Masters in Energy Management from IT Sligo, while working in Huntstown Power Station as a Lead Operations Technician. He worked for five years in ResourceKraft Ltd. where he held the position of Field Operations Manager, managing projects and customer support.

Ian is speaking at 'Inspirational Climate Leadership' at 11:15 on Thursday 29th April 2021.

Brendan Sidney

MD, Retrofit Ireland

Brendan is a Partner and MD of Retrofit Ireland, he is also the Owner of Buildcert Ltd. Retrofit Ireland is a Chambers Green Energy Award winner, completing multiple Deep Retrofit projects. Brendan holds a BSc Engineering and has completed courses in Dublin Institute Tech(DIT), Sligo IT, CIT, Solent University and ITB. He is a registered BER assessor and Technical Assessor, also registered NSAI air tightness tester. Brendan has over twenty years’ experience advising clients in the energy sector, particularly in relation to renewable and sustainable building projects but also extending to projects in the fields of new build, bioenergy, air tightness, Nzeb, ventilation, and retrofitting. He works with developers, and self- build homeowners to strategize and develop the end to end production and specification of property stock. In addition, Brendan has acted and collaborates with development of Government strategies for training and developments of skills in the energy sector. He also consults regularly local councils and government bodies to develop standards and systems for effective green building and renewable compliance.

Brendan is speaking at 'Communicating and Engaging With Homeowners on their Upgrade Journey' at 3:30 on 28th April.

 

Declan Daly

Programme Manager, SuperHomes

Declan Daly is the SuperHomes Programme Manager and joined the Tipperary Energy Agency in July 2016. He has an Honours Degree in Sustainable Energy Technology B.Eng and a Diploma in Construction Management. His area of responsibilities are project management of SuperHomes “one stop shop” deep retrofit scheme implementing energy upgrades on domestic buildings. The Superhomes Model implements a Fabric First approach, which is then integrated with Air Tightness Updates, Demand Control Ventilation and Air Source Heat Pump installations. Declan has worked on the design, procurement and project management of over 450 deep retrofit dwellings across Ireland.

Declan is speaking at 'National Retrofit Programme & Delivery through One Stop Shops' at 10:45 on 28th April.

Josephine Maguire

Programme Manager, SEAI

Josephine is a chartered accountant who previously worked in both practice and industry. She developed the initial systems, processes and governance structures for SEAI and later managed the introduction of the Energy Suppliers Obligation Scheme. She is currently involved in the development and testing of the future strategy for home retrofit.

Josephine is speaking at 'National Retrofit Programme & Delivery through One Stop Shops' at 10:45 on 28th April.

John Dolan

Senior Engineer, Planning & Building Unit, Depeartment of Education

John Dolan is a Senior Engineer with the Planning & Building Unit; Department of Education located in Tullamore. He is the Energy Advisor and Policy Coordinator within the Department on Climate Action, energy policy and energy research and demonstration projects. John also provides similar advises to the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science.

John heads up the Department’s Energy Retrofit Pathfinder Programme and has acted as energy project coordinator for a number of award winning projects within the Department’s Energy Research Programme.

John is speaking at 'Driving the Retrofit of our Non Domestic Building Stock' at 14:00 on 28th April.

 

 

Raoul Empey

Managing Director, Sustineo

Raoul is managing director of Sustineo, a consultancy for businesses, organisations and people who want to reduce the impact they have on the environment and on society. As a certified trainer, Raoul has designed, developed and delivered courses such as Energy Basics and Carbon Basics on behalf of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), Ireland’s national energy authority. He also delivers Climate Action workshops and webinars on topics such as net zero targets and carbon offsets on a commercial basis. Raoul is a Climate Reality Leader having been personally trained by former US Vice President Al Gore in the communication of climate change. He is also a Certified Energy Manager with the Association of Energy Engineers (CEM) and a Chartered Engineer with Engineers Ireland (CEng).

Raoul is presenting 'Carbon Basics', which will be available to watch in the Energy Theatre.

Sara Norris

Programme Executive, SEAI

Sara is a Programme Executive on the SEAI Business and Industry Team. Working on the SEAI Energy Academy, her role involves developing e-learning modules, courses, and resources on energy efficiency topics for businesses.

Sara previously worked with Enterprise Ireland as part of their High Potential Start-Up Unit and with FoodCloud a social enterprise focused on food waste reduction. Sara holds a MA in Human Resource Management from the National College of Ireland.

Sara is presenting a session on 'Energy Academy', which will be available to watch in the Energy Theatre.

Seán Finan

CEO, Irish Bioenergy Association (IrBEA)

Seán Finan, is the Chief Executive Officer of the Irish Bioenergy Association (IrBEA) The Chartered Engineer holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering B.E. (Hons) Degree from National University of Ireland, Galway and holds a Certificate in Agriculture. Prior to joining IrBEA, Seán worked in engineering and management positions with John Sisk & Son (Holding) Ltd over a 12 year period. He took a two-year secondment from Sisk in 2015 to complete a successful term as the 35th National President of Macra na Feirme. He also currently holds the voluntary post of Vice President of the European Council of Young Farmers, CEJA.

Seán is chairing 'The Role of Bioenergy in Decarbonising Ireland' session at 1.10pm on Thursday the 29th of April.

Noel Gavigan

Technical Executive, Irish Bioenergy Association (IrBEA)

Noel Gavigan is IrBEA’s technical executive, over the past 12 years Noel has principally designed and run various climate action projects funded by Intelligent Energy Europe, Horizon 2020, RX3, Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine, the SEAI and the European Innovation Partnership. He is the current auditor of the Wood Fuel Quality Assurance Scheme. Noel holds a Bachelors Degree in Agricultural Science from University College Dublin, a Graduate Diploma in Management Practice from Dublin Institute of Technology and a Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Protection from Sligo Institute of Technology. He has over 10 years experience in the Agricultural & Horticultural industry and 15 years experience in renewable energy and the bioeconomy.

Noel is speaking at the 'The Role of Bioenergy in Decarbonising Ireland' session at 1.10pm on Thursday the 29th of April.

Mary Gilsenan

Assistant Principal Officer, Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications

Mary Gilsenan is an Assistant Principal Officer in the Business Energy & Gas Policy Division of the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications. Her responsibilities include energy efficiency policy for the commercial and public sectors.

Mary is speaking at the 'Public Sector Leadership' session at 14:15 on Thursday 29th April 2021.

Conor Molloy

Independent Energy Advisor

Elected president of the Association of Energy Engineers Ireland Chapter in May 2020; Conor is an independent energy advisor with an MSc in Energy Management and Renewable energy from University of Ulster, he is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM), Measurement & Verification professional (CMVP) and qualified trainer (QQI) for Climate Action, Transport, ISO50001 and Smart Freight’s Transport Manager training.

An experienced facilitator, he has trained over 250 Lead Assessors in Transport Energy Auditing for ESOS (UK) and across the EU, led the publication of EN 16247-4 Europe’s transport energy audit standard and contributed to ISO50004 – the original guide to ISO50001. Conor trains companies to implement ISO50001 and fleets to maximise their energy and fuel performance. Since 2005, Conor has been helping business save fuel and manage their energy use for profit and planet (reduced emissions). Accepted as a member of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), Freight Transport Association Ireland (FTAI), and the Efficiency Valuation Organisation EVO. He is a registered registered energy auditor. The greenest, most profitable energy is the energy you do not use – authentic solutions 2006 (now AEMS).

Conor is presenting a session 'Low Emission Transport', which will be available to watch in the Energy Theatre.

Andre Negri

Owner, Studio Negri

André Negri is the Owner of Studio Negri, an award winning architecture and design firm based in Dublin, with a strong understanding of environmental and sustainable issues. As Certified Passive House Designers and Grade 3 Conservation Accreditation, the company is determined to consistently and sincerely deliver a quality product that offers added richness to their users. With twenty two years of experience in the Irish Planning Process and Building Regulations systems, their projects include: Commercial, Industrial, Educational, Residential and Leisure facilities. Their buildings are designed with excellent thermal performance, quality natural light and low carbon footprints that automatically reduce energy consumption.

Andre is speaking at 'Building the Energy Upgrade Supply Chain' at 12:00 on 28th April.

Paddy Phelan

CEO, 3cea & President, Irish BioEnergy Association

Paddy is the CEO of 3cea and is the current President of the Irish BioEnergy Association. Paddy is also a member of the Irish Energy Storage Association and Executive Committee member of the Irish Wind Farmers Association. He is a graduate of the School of Engineering (BE Civil) UCD in 2000 and a Board Member of SEAI between 2015-2018 with expertise on Energy Communities / Technical / entrepreneurship.

Paddy is speaking at the 'The Role of Bioenergy in Decarbonising Ireland' session at 1.10pm on Thursday the 29th of April.

Emma Leonard

Principal Officer, Capital Investment Unit, Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science

Emma is the Principal Officer of the Capital Investment Unit at the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science.

Emma is speaking at 'Driving the Retrofit of our Non Domestic Building Stock' at 14:00 on 28th April.

Jason Doherty

Programme Executive, SEAI

Jason works as a Programme Executive with Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI). Since joining SEAI in 2014, he has worked with the Energy Demand Management team helping to deliver a range of supports to the public and private sector. He is now working with the Development team focusing primarily on the delivery and growth of the EXEED (Excellence in Energy Efficiency Design) Certified Programme and its associated grant scheme. He is also leading the implementation and ongoing operation of SEAI’s ISO 50001 Energy management system standard.

Jason is presenting a session 'SEAI EXEED Introduction and Overview', which will be available to watch on the Energy Theatre.

Richard Morrison

Director, Optien Ltd.

Richard is a Senior Consultant and Director of Optien Ltd. Richard has many years’ experience developing sustainability solutions for a variety of companies and organisations. The breadth of this experience is spread across Ireland’s private and public sectors; he has provided technical and mentoring services to organisations operating in the Pharmaceutical, Minerals & Mining, Medical Components, Food & Drinks, Agricultural, and Computing Technology industrial sectors; as well public bodies; and a wide range of SME businesses.

Richard is presenting a session called 'Energy Audits', which will be available in the Energy Theatre.

Peter Boyce

Peter Boyce has spent most of his career in the field of lighting. From 1966-1990 he worked at the Electricity Council Research Centre in England conducting studies on visual fatigue, visual performance, emergency lighting and security lighting. From 1990 - 2004 he was Head of Human Factors at the Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in the USA. There he conducted research on circadian effects of light, and perceptions of safety as well as teaching and carrying out product evaluations. From 2008 to 2019 he was Editor of the journal Lighting Research and Technology. He is the author of the classic text "Human Factors in Lighting" as well as numerous book chapters and papers.

Peter is speaking at 'The paradigm shift in lighting design practice' at 9:30 on 28th April.

Ray Langton

Programme Manager, SEAI

Ray Langton manages the Support Scheme for Renewable Heat (SSRH) with SEAI.

Ray is presenting a session 'SSRH & Your Business', which will be available to watch in the Energy Theatre.

Eoin O'Grady

Associate Director, Healy Partners Architects

Eoin is an RIAI registered architect and associate director with Healy Partners architects. With over 20 years’ experience in Architectural practice, Eoin has worked on a large range of project types such as Residential, Educational, Commercial and Industrial design. Within the practice Eoin heads up the Sustainability and Design Technology focus groups. Sustainable design is the fundamental approach our Practice fosters in developing design solutions since its inception 30 years ago.

Eoin is speaking at 'Driving the Retrofit of our Non Domestic Building Stock' at 14:00 on 28th April.

Alan Ryan

Programme Manager, SEAI

Alan has worked in SEAI for 17 years. He is currently the Public Sector programme manager in SEAI. He works with senior managers and energy managers in the public sector achieve national energy targets. He developed the national Monitoring and Reporting system which tracks public bodies annual performance.

Prior to managing the Public Sector Programme he also managed the SME and LIEN programmes in SEAI. Alan was involved in developing the Irish (IS393), European (EN 16001) and International (ISO 50001) energy management standards. He was responsible for developing SEAIs Energy MAP training programme, and helped develop the National Energy Services Framework and EPC supports and documentation.

Alan is a Domain Coordinator on the Concerted Action Energy Efficiency Directive initiative, which aims to share good practices of the implementation of the EED amongst policy makers and energy agencies in Member States.

Prior to SEAI Alan worked for 8 years as a facility manager in the electronics and pharmaceutical industries. His lives in Kildare with his wife Sharon, 3 children, Maggie, William and James, and currently 1 dog, 8 chickens, 6 hamsters and 2 guinea pigs.

Alan is chairing the 'Public Sector Leadership' session at 14:15 on Thursday 29th April 2021.

Karl Purcell

Programme Manager, SEAI

Karl Purcell is the Programme Manager of the Behavioural Economics Unit in the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI). Using behavioural insights, the Behavioural Economics Unit at SEAI aims to deliver programmes that are carefully tailored to make it easy and attractive for citizens and businesses to avail of the advantages of clean energy – both in terms of energy efficiency and renewable energy. This will have a range of benefits for people in Ireland, including lower energy bills, warmer homes, improved energy security, and reductions in our greenhouse gas emissions.

Karl is speaking at 'Communicating and Engaging With Homeowners on their Upgrade Journey' at 15:30 on 28th April.

Bosco Clarke

Senior Mechanical Electrical Engineer

Bosco has over 20 years experience working in the UK and Irish construction industry with extensive experience in all sectors of the industry, in both mechanical and electrical services.

Bosco is speaking at the 'Driving the Retrofit of our Non Domestic Building Stock' session at 14:00 on 28th April.

Liam Tolton

Owner and Director, Second Sight Technical

Liam is a consulting engineer with interests in the areas of Energy, Process Safety and Lean Six Sigma. He spent many years in the Pharmaceutical industry in engineering and management roles. As a consulting engineer, he has been closely associated with the Energy Management and training work of SEAI over many years and has delivered Energy MAP courses to both public and private sector organisations on behalf of SEAI. He is a Registered Energy Auditor, a Chartered Engineer with Engineers Ireland and a committee member of the Energy, Environment and Climate Action Committee.

Liam will deliver the 'Energy Management Basics' session which will be available to watch in the Energy Theatre.

Kevin Sheridan

Estates Manager, HSE

Kevin Sheridan is the Estates Manager at the HSE.

Kevin is speaking at the 'Public Sector Leadership' session at 14:15 on Thursday 29th April 2021.

Jim O'Sullivan

Head of Mechanical and Electrical Services, Office of Public Works

Jim is the Head of Mechanical and Electrical Services at the Office of Public Works.

Jim is speaking at 'Driving the Retrofit of our Non Domestic Building Stock' at 14:00 on 28th April.

Richard Rice

Director, Healy Partners Architects

Richard is the Director of Healy Partners Architects with over 30 years experince of private practice in a wide variety of project types, particualrly in Education, Commercial & Residential sectors . Notable achievements are Milk Market (Limerick), Burren College of Art (Ballyvaughan).

Richard is speaking at 'Driving the Retrofit of our Non Domestic Building Stock' at 14:00 on 28th April.

John Burgess

Associate Director, Arup

Working from the Arup Cork office, since 1998, John has developed his career into one which places a heavy emphasis on sustainable design practice in the built environment, new and old, across all market sectors including Ecclesiastical, Libraries, Art Galleries and Museums. John provides building performance advice on both fabric and systems to deliver energy efficient, low carbon solutions for heritage buildings and protected structures. John has a particular interest in learning from past projects of our engineering heritage and sharing these resources with the wider engineering community.

John is speaking at 'Driving the Retrofit of our Non Domestic Building Stock' at 14:00 on 28th April.

Shaun McKevitt

MD, ​Terra Spirits & Liqueurs

Shaun McKevitt is MD of Terra Spirits & Liqueurs located in Bailieboro, County Cavan.

Shaun is speaking at 'Inspirational Climate Leadership' at 12:15 on Thursday 29th April 2021.

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