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‘Towards Zero’ SEAI’s National Deep Retrofit Conference 2017

June 21, 2017
Aviva Stadium Lansdowne Road
Dublin, Ireland

The deep retrofitting of Ireland’s building stock is recognised as one of our biggest energy efficiency challenges. It is also viewed by many as a major economic and employment opportunity. This inaugural annual SEAI conference will establish the landscape for the decade or more of deep retrofitting ahead.


The conference will function as an annual review and information sharing platform across all stakeholder groups as to best practice and innovation, research findings and delivery of deep retrofit in Ireland across all demographics, geographic areas, technologies and building types.


Who should attend:

This conference will bring together the full gamut of stakeholders and supply chain actors under one roof, to start the journey ‘Towards Zero’. This includes:

  • policy-makers;
  • state bodies;
  • research community;
  • local deliverers / project co-ordinators;
  • property owners and landlords;
  • technology providers;
  • finance and business;
  • and contractors


Conference programme

The programme will feature national and international perspectives, establishing a framework for action across all stakeholders. Conference themes will include:

  • Vision for deep retrofit
  • National and international policy
  • Behavioural insights
  • Building market capacity
  • Supply chain quality
  • Leveraging the opportunity


Speaker line-up


Speakers already confirmed for the event include:

Jim Gannon – CEO, SEAI

Victoria Burrows – Project Manager, World Green Building Council

Catrin Maby – Associate Consultant, Rickaby Thompson

Jim Scheer – Programme Manager, SEAI

Jan Steiger – Passivhaus Institute

Andrée Dargan – County Architect, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council

Paul Kenny – CEO, Tipperary Energy Agency

Marion Jammet – Business Developnment manager, Irish Green Building Council

Brian Montayne – Manager, ESB eHeat

Seamus Hoyne – Head of Flexible Learning, Tipperary Institute

Jenny Power – Programme Executive, SEAI

Sean Armstrong – Senior Technical Advisor, Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government

Cormac Allen – Assistant Head of School, Dublin Institute of Technology

Michael Hanratty – Managing Director, IHER Energy Services

Conor Hanniffy – Programme Manager, SEAI