02 Oct 2020

Sign up now for DLR's home energy saving webinar

Learn from DLR’s expert panel on how to improve your home's energy efficiency, the cost of retrofitting & the benefits of upgrading your home

Register now at: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/make-your-home-energy-efficient-build-a-sustainable-community-tickets-122295293515

About this Event

This webinar is targeted at homeowners who might be considering a refurbishment or extension and want to learn more about how they can improve the energy efficiency of their home, the expected costs and the benefits.

There will be case studies of houses that went from a Building Energy Rating of 'E' to 'A' and the lessons learned.

  • Format: Online live presentations with speakers sharing images
  • Followed by Questions & Answers
  • Date: Sunday 11th October
  • Time: 11am-12 noon
  • Free, pre-booking essential

Changing our energy use creates one of the biggest impacts for sustainability and the environment. Acting together means this impact goes even further. Learn more about how Sustainable Energy Communities are working together and how to access expertise and financial support.

You will have an opportunity to ask our expert panel your questions.

Our Expert Panel

James Walsh, Low Energy Design

James is a registered Architect based in Castleknock. He strives to design buildings that delight the owners and deliver high performance in energy efficiency, comfort and reduced energy bills. James is a member of the Passive House Association of Ireland, Association for Environment Conscious Building as well as being a member of the RIAI and an NSAI registered Thermal Modeller.

Low Energy Design has designed numerous deep retrofit residential projects including the multi-award winning EnerPhit standard St. Bricin’s Park for Dublin City Council. Low Energy Design won the design prize for Excellence in Residential Renovation at the Isover Awards 2019.

Susan Andrews, Programme Executive, Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland

Susan is a Programme Executive with SEAI for Home Energy Grants, which offer financial incentives for energy upgrades in the residential sector. A graduate of Trinity College Dublin, Susan has an MSc in Strategic Management and BSc in Business and Marketing, along with nineteen years’ experience across a variety of sectors including Architecture, Engineering and Construction. Susan recently completed the Building Energy Rating (BER) Assessments for New and Existing Dwellings.

Sarah Cassidy, Architect

Case Study of Extending a Family Home to include Energy Gain.

Sarah has more than 20 years’ experience as a professional architect, working within both private and public sectors. She is a Member of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland and a Certified Energy Manager.

Projects include: housing renovation, new build, feasibility studies, commercial upgrade, contribution to local area plans and urban development plans. She previously worked as dlr Energy Officer and played a key role introducing the corporate-wide ISO 50001 Energy Management System, contributing to energy and climate action policy and in demonstrating dlr’s exemplar public sector through the delivery of a wide range of building and energy projects to aid the Energy and Climate Change future proofing of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown. Her current role is more pertinent to housing delivery. She recognises the pivotal significance of a unified public and private sector in the promotion of a strong society.

Gavin Harte, Sustainable Energy Communities Mentor

Gavin has an MSc in Sustainable Development from DIT Dublin. He is a sustainability entrepreneur and has initiated many sustainability focused start-ups throughout his career. He was a founder of the Cloughjordan eco-village in Tipperary. He served as national director of An Taisce and worked as a CSR sustainability consultant with Business in the Community Ireland.

Gavin now runs ESD Training, his consultancy for education in sustainable development. Gavin is a Sustainable Energy Community Mentor in Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown.

Eibhlin Curley, SEO, DLR Architects Department – Compère

Eibhlin is a business, economics and social studies graduate of Trinity College Dublin and has a MBS from DCU. She has over twenty years’ experience in business development, project management, communications and public sector and was previously dlr Head of Enterprise and Economic Development. She was appointed as dlr Energy Coordinator in February 2019 and runs the cross-departmental Energy Team and is a member of the dlr Climate Change Action Team. Eibhlin manages Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council’s ISO 50001 Energy Management System, corporate energy projects and energy awareness. She is participating in several EU Energy Projects with the four Dublin Local Authorities with Codema.

Download the speakers bios here.

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