Heat pump (HP) technology is considered to be an energy-saving technology and as such calls for efficiency and skills development within the HP sector. IERC is a partner on the EU-funded HP4All project aims to allow improvement of capacity and skills within the HP industry and secure the energy efficiency benefits that HP technology offers.
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.
The Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications (DECC) formerly the Department of Communications, Climate Action and the Environment (DCCAE) has tasked the International Energy Research Centre to deliver a series of papers on energy and climate innovation with a view towards informing policy in key strategic areas of energy for Ireland.
UP-STAIRS is a pan-European project, funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation fund, that is aiming to accelerate the creation of energy communities by developing a practical innovative framework of tools, business models and concepts to support the development of these communities. Energy communities are groups of people that engage in collective action to support energy efficiency or renewable actions in their communities.
SmartSPIN, which is trialling solutions which could potentially remove the split-incentive problem which is resulting in a significant level of untapped energy saving in the commercial rental sector.
The IERC recognises the contribution of the European Commission through H2020.