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

By

Pat Lehane
After a hiatus in the CIBSE Ireland Workshare Exchange Programme because of Covid, it has now been re-activated with Ethos Engineering and Designer Group being the participants for the first phase of 2024. The inaugural event in 2019 proved an enormous success and the intention is to build on that. The aim of the programme...
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Over the years, LightingEurope has demonstrated the capability to be an influential actor in the political debate at European level on lighting-specific rules and, more largely, on rules applicable to electrical and electronic equipment. In the context of climate change and Europe’s ambitious sustainability agenda, it has just published Lighting Strategy 2030. This document is...
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The late Kieran Cowman, Technical Director at Euro Gas, was the quintessential boilerman, known and respected by all in the industry as the “go to” guy with heating problems. He worked in the sector for much of his life but, it was when he joined Euro Gas in 2004 that he found his work home....
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With lighting now recognised as having a major role to play in realising Ireland’s Net Zero objective, Building Services Engineering recently caught up with Gavin Edwards, newly-elected Chair of Lighting Association Ireland (LAI), to examine the contribution lighting can make by way of energy savings, sustainability, circularity and wellbeing. These, in fact, are the core...
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In a world where climate change dominates headlines and increasingly impacts peoples’ lives, the call for urgent action is louder than ever. The real estate sector across Europe is attuned to the need for rapid change. In Ireland alone, the built environment is responsible for 37% of the country’s carbon emissions, according to the Irish...
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European legislators reached a deal in October last on a faster phase-out of fluorinated gases (F-gases). While the heat pump sector has always supported a phase-out by 2050, the new rules will be a significant burden in the short-term, according to the European Heat Pump Association (EHPA). The industry is already ramping up production in...
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A shortage of skilled staff, declining fees and the persistent need for salary increases – these are just the headlines from EFCA’s latest barometer, The State of the European Consulting Engineering Sector. Add in other factors such as geopolitical tension, energy transformation, surging inflation and rapidly-rising interest rates, and you have a recipe for uncertainty...
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Pat Lehane was awarded a CIBSE Silver Medal for outstanding service to CIBSE at a presentation in the RDS Dublin on 13 November this year. This is only the fourth silver medal awarded to an Irish member in 125 years, and marks a significant achievement for both Pat and CIBSE Ireland. CIBSE medal awards are...
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The combined MEBSCA and ECA annual golf outing was held in Newlands Golf Club with 35 participants enjoying a great day. Invited guests included Jim Curley, Tony Gillen, John White and Ger Hutchins. Among the companies represented by those playing were Burlington Engineering, Kirby Group, CJK, Lynskey Engineering, Tritech Engineering, Dornan Engineering, Mercury Engineering, Maguire...
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Energywise Ireland, an SEAI-registered “One-Stop Shop”, announced plans to create 100 new jobs at the recent official opening of its new premises in Cork city. Tánaiste Mícheál Martin performed the official opening. Energywise Ireland designs, supplies and installs renewable solutions for domestic and commercial customers, including solar PV, EV chargers, air to water heat pumps,...
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