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Great interest in Energy Performance Contracing seminar

19th October, 2015

There was great interest among public sector organisations, local authorities, energy agencies, building managers and energy services companies in the Energy Performance Contracting seminar that we held on the 13th October, as part of our involvement in the EESI2020 project.

The seminar was divided into two sessions; a morning session which offered attendees a great opportunity to be introduced to the concept of Energy Performance Contracting and to hear about EPC projects that are currently being developed in Ireland, while the afternoon session focused on facilitator training for those looking for a detailed ‘how-to’ guide for implementing EPC projects.

Speakers on the day included Reinhard Ungerboeck from Graz Energy Agency who provided in-depth knowledge on the EPC market in Austria and how Ireland could learn from their expertise.

Other speakers included Alan Ryan of SEAI who set the scene with the National Energy Services Framework, while Ciaran Callan from the Dublin Port Company and Gerry Shaw of Stewarts Care Ltd both presented case studies on EPC-style upgrades that have been successfully implemented within their own organisations.

Pat Dunne spoke about an EPC project that is currently underway in the Irish Prison Service, while Cormac Healy (Dublin City Council) and Dec McCormac (Codema) showcased Dublin City Council’s exemplar project which will involve upgrading three public leisure centres through EPC. 

As the EPC process is a relatively new process to Ireland, we were delighted to have Reinhard on board once again for the afternoon session, where he assisted Codema’s Joe Hayden in delivering EPC facilitator training for public sector organisations, local authorities, energy agencies, building managers and energy services companies who wanted to learn how they can develop a potential EPC project and understand what is involved in turning this potential into a reality.

Codema hosted this seminar through our involvement in the European Energy Services Initiative (EESI2020), which is co-funded by the Intelligent Energy Europe Programme of the European Union. The EESI2020 project seeks to address the need of 20% energy savings in Europe through a broader use of Energy Performance Contracting, which was identified as an important tool for the refurbishment of buildings and for the upgrade of public infrastructures.

You can click here to view all the resources from this event, including speaker presentations and event photos.