Ireland's only dedicated building services engineering journal
Ireland's only dedicated building services engineering journal

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Pat Lehane
“We need long-term pull rather than a short-term push” — Following his recent appointment as Chairman of the Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC), Pat Lehane, Editor, Building Services Engineering spoke with Henrik Juhl Hansen, about the challenges ahead and the key issues he wants the industry to address. PL: Congratulations on your election as...
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The Energy Performance of Building Directive was enacted in 2002, which when transposed into Irish law, instigated the role of Building Energy Rating (BER) Assessor. Here, Stephen McGovern (right), Cork Energy Consultancy and Chair of the BER Assessors’ Association, reveals just how essential BER assessors are to the energy, carbon and sustainability goals set by...
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On 3 May last over 300 building professionals gathered in Croke Park for the IGBC Annual Conference “Build Green Now” to discuss the future of construction and the built environment, and what is required to reach carbon neutrality by 2050. Opening the conference, Pat Barry, CEO of the Irish Green Building Council (IGBC), stressed the...
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In a nation known for its rain, Ireland’s skies are now shining brighter than ever with the promise of solar energy. In just a few short years, solar power has transformed from hero to zero, becoming a significant player in Ireland’s energy landscape. In May 2023, solar energy contributed a remarkable 10% to the country’s...
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Earlier this year at a time when a plethora of requests were being published for an initiative to solve the imminent water emergency, the European Commission abandoned the Water Resilience Initiative. EFCA was only one of the Federations that was dismayed by this move, which was purely political. Sensitive to the timing in the run...
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Several long-standing and valued stalwarts within the Lawler Group have recently been promoted to director level positions. Firstly, Brian O’Hanrahan, Denis Phelan, James Long and Raymond Breen have been appointed directors within Lawler Consulting. Their shared 90 years of service with the company has been a significant contribution towards its success to date. The appointments...
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How do we change the conversation around carbon, from being perceived as a global liability to a valuable resource? This is the question posed by Rachel A Meidl, Fellow in energy and sustainability at Rice University’s Baker Institute, in the latest issue of Building Services Engineering. The transformation of carbon is the life-blood of all...
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ASHRAE Ireland extends an invitation to all companies to register their teams in the “Battle of the Industry” quiz being hosted by Young Engineers in AHRA E(YEA) on for an evening of trivia, fun and networking on Wednesday, 24 April, at 7:30 pm. Venue is Roddy Bolands in Rathmines. Each team will consist of four...
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Kevin Boyle has been promoted to the position of General Manager at Mitsubishi Electric Ireland. Kevin has worked as Financial Controller at the company since January 2016. During this time Kevin has consistently demonstrated exceptional leadership and dedication, in addition to possessing a passion for fostering a positive work environment. His appointment is effective immediately.
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The Zero Emission Buildings (ZEB) Summit 2024 marked a historic milestone in the realm o sustainable construction, as it brought together industry leaders, innovators and stakeholders to delve into the latest advancements and challenges in achieving zero-emission buildings. Hosted by MosArt, a pioneering firm with over 30 years of experience in championing Passive House principles,...
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