Current Research

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.

Smart Energy Services and Regulatory Innovation


Researcher: Luciano De Tomassi, Ruchi Agrawal, Pádraig Lyons

LIFE-AUDIT-PLUS aims to leverage the available technical and regulatory knowledge and support tools related to the implementation of energy efficiency measures and/or renewable energy generation to create practical and more specific know-how that can be used to improve energy efficiency in energy intensive industries.

Smart Energy Services and Regulatory Innovation


Researcher: Lorena Sanchez Relano, Pádraig Lyons

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.

Smart Energy Services and Regulatory Innovation


Researcher: Luciano de Tomassi, Ruchi Agrawal, Pádraig Lyons, Lorena Sanchez Relano

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.