Ongoing Research Projects

The IERC’s current research portfolio is below.  Information on our completed projects can be found in our projects archive.

If you have any queries on the projects below, please contact the lead IERC PI.  Contact details for IERC team members can be found here.

BEYOND (H2020)

Research Partners: IERC Lead: Dr. Shafi Khadem

CENTS (DTIF)

Research Partners: IERC Lead PI: Brian O'Regan

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MiniStor (H2020)

Research Partners: IERC, coordinator, alongside international partners. The IERC recognises the contribution of the European Commission through H2020.

Lead IERC PI: Dr. Carlos Ochoa

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PANTERA (H2020)

Research Partners: IERC and UCD in Ireland, alongside international partners. The IERC recognises the contribution of the European Commission through H2020.

Lead IERC PI: Dr. Shafi Khadem

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BIM4EEB (H2020)

Research Partners: IERC, and UCC in Ireland, alongside international partners. The IERC recognises the contribution of the European Commission through H2020.

IERC Lead PI: Brian O'Regan

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SPEEDIER (H2020)

Research Partners: IERC, as coordinator, and LIT in Ireland, alongside international partners. The IERC recognises the contribution of the European Commission through H2020.

IERC Lead PI: Jo Southernwood

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RECO2ST (H2020)

Research Partners: IERC, Tyndall and UTRC in Ireland, alongside international partners. The IERC recognises the contribution of the European Commission through H2020.

IERC Lead PI: Dr. Carlos Ochoa

Description: Project Objectives:
- Develop a refurbishment assessment process that will be characterized as a ‘Retrofit Kit’ to reduce energy consumption by 60-95% in renovated buildings, bringing them close to nZEB.
- The Retrofit Kit will combine a number of advanced, cost efficient, and energy saving technologies which can be fitted 30% quicker than typical renovations, while ensuring occupant comfort.

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StoreNet (T2 Project)

Research Partners: Solo Energy, Electric Ireland, ESB Networks, IERC

IERC Lead PI: Dr. Shafi Khadem

Description: The StoreNet project aims to demonstrate the potential of distributed demand-side storage within the Irish residential market.

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NOVICE (H2020 Project)

Research Partners: IERC as coordinator and NL Green Solutions in Ireland, alongside international partners. The IERC recognises the contribution of the European Commission through H2020.

IERC Lead PI: Jo Southernwood

Description: The aim of the NOVICE project is the development and demonstration of an innovative business model for Energy Service Companies (ESCOs) that will provide energy savings to buildings and demand response services to the grid after renovating buildings or blocks of buildings. A dual revenue stream will be enabled that can reduce the payback period for investments in building renovations and accelerate the market uptake of the Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) based financing model.

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