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

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The transformation of lighting since the introduction of LED technology is bringing significant benefits, particularly for energy efficiency and lighting design. However, some of these benefits can be lost if products are substandard, writes Tim Stokes, Programme Manager, Market Surveillance, SEAI.
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The LED evolution is bringing significant gains in energy efficiency. However, as the range of products on offer increases, market surveillance is essential to ensure that they are meeting the criteria required by EU standards. An EU-wide network of market surveillance organisations carries out checks of products covered by EU regulations and removes non-compliant products...
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Given that heating and hot water accounts for around 62% of a typical domestic energy bill in a year, the heating system – and how it is controlled – can have a significant impact on fuel costs. Fitting better controls not only puts homeowners in charge of their energy consumption, but also their comfort levels....
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Last week Paul Martin, CIBSE Ireland Chairperson, hosted a visit to Ireland by Hywel Davis, Technical Director, CIBSE UK, and a member of the UK Government Committee preparing the Grenfel Tower Report.
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SEAI is leading Ireland’s transition to a low-carbon and long-term sustainable economy. To achieve that it is building a team across technical and non-technical disciplines, and is currently recruiting for the positions outlined below. If you are interested in working in an organisation that has a real and measurable impact on tackling Ireland’s climate challenges,...
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As CIBSE Ireland marks its 50th anniversary in 2018 and we look back at buildings designed in the 1960s, we now understand why large areas of glazing, lightweight construction and insufficient ventilation led to overheating and downright poorly-performing buildings.
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De La Salle Waterford past pupil Paul Martin, who hails from the Hibernian Bar on Bolton Street in Waterford, talks about his rise from the Level 6 Higher Cert in Building Services to a lead role in Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) and now Chair of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineering, Ireland...
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When a home heating system breaks down the understandable priority for the homeowner is to get the system back up and running as quickly and unobtrusively as possible. In this time of need, in what is essentially a grudge purchase, they turn to the experts … the people they trust to literally bring them in...
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(ACA) programme is a tax incentive that aims to encourage companies to invest in energy saving technology. The scheme is based on the existing Capital Allowances tax structure which is referred to as the “Wear and Tear Allowance” for plant and machinery whereby companies can deduct the cost of capital equipment from their profits proportionally...
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Since the Heat Pump Association (HPA) was established in 2011 it has grown in strength and stature to a point where it is now recognised as the all-industry voice for the sector. In the intervening years it has made representation to Government and statutory regulatory bodies on various issues and, as a consequence, established a...
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