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The multiple benefits of a Residential Retrofit Renovation Wave in Ireland

The National Climate Action Plan and Programme for Government 2020 outline the Irish Government’s ambition to carry out 500,000 home retrofits to a B2 Building Energy Rating (BER) and install 600,000 heat pumps, calling for a “Renovation Wave” across Europe. While increasing renovation rates is a...

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IERC Conference Registration Open

Registration for the IERC Conference 2021 is now open. Further details on the conference and how to register are available here IERC Conference 2021 To register for the conference click here

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IERC research outlines recommendations to achieve Ireland’s ambitious target of 600,000 domestic heat pumps by 2030

IERC has conducted research on heat pump technology development programme across the EU countries. The report titled ‘Best Practices and Policy Solutions for Ireland’s 2030 Heat Pump Target’ identifies barriers and pathways for Ireland to meet this ambitious target, including best practices in international policy...

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Posted in News by Staff on 24th November 2020

HP4ALL, a project to bring Europe to the forefront of the climatization sector

·          HP4ALL is led by the Limerick Institute of Technology and formed by six other partners from five different countries ·          HP4ALL has received almost €1 million funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme Limerick (Ireland), September 22. A European...

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Posted in News by Staff on 18th November 2020

Tyndall’s IERC to lead Citizen’s Collective Energy Action project with €2M EU funding

The IERC (International Energy Research Centre) at Tyndall National Institute, UCC has been awarded €2M in Horizon 2020 funding to lead a 3-year Citizen Engagement and Energy Collective Action project. This project aims to develop a standard framework for the growth of energy communities....

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Posted in News by Staff on 15th October 2020

Tyndall Appoints Professor Brian Norton as Head of Energy Research and IERC

Tyndall National Institute is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Brian Norton as Head of Energy Research with direct responsibility for its International Energy Research Centre (IERC).  He is the immediate Past President of Dublin Institute of Technology and most recently Principal, City...

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IERC launches a report examining Ireland’s domestic heating policy against four other EU Countries

The International Energy Research Centre (IERC) has published the EuroHeat Report, a joint project with Ervia and Gas Networks Ireland.  The aim of this report is to analyse the domestic heat sector policy and strategy of countries with a similar temperate climate to Ireland,...

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NOVICE Project

Innovative new business model reduces payback period of energy efficient building refurbishment projects by up to 16% Over the last three years, the NOVICE project, coordinated by IERC, has been testing the validity of a new business model for Energy Service Companies (ESCOs) that...

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Job Opportunities

The International Energy Research Centre is hiring. For more information, check out our available posts here! BOR-2 Research Software Engineer SKH-02 Post-Doc Researcher (Electrical Engineering) SKH-01b Research Assistant – Electrical and Electronic Engineer

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IERC Conference 2020 POSTPONED

After careful consideration, the IERC have decided to postpone our 9th Annual IERC Conference planned for this April 22nd & 23rd at the Maryborough House Hotel in Cork, due to the development of COVID-19 across Europe.  We remain optimistic that we will be able...

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