Ireland's National Renovation Strategy

Upcoming Events

Declaration in 10 points for a better National Renovation Strategy

29 September 2016
International Energy Research Centre, Cork

Initial Public Buildings Sector Workshop

16th June 2016
Farmleigh House, Dublin

Initial Residential Buildings Sector Workshop – Rural Areas

31st May 2016
Green Enterprise Centre, Cloughjordan

Initial Commercial Buildings Sector Workshop

12 April 2016
Google, Google Docks, Barrow St, Dublin 4

Our Community

The Dialogue Journey

Ireland will host a series of workshops and events in 2016-17 focused on the design and delivery of the national renovation strategy. These will be a mixture of national events (in the capital city), local events (in the major cities) and European events connecting national leaders with other European leaders working on their national renovation strategies.

European Workshop - 1
20-21 September 2016 Madrid, Spain
Public Buildings Workshop
16 June 2016 Farmleigh House, Dublin
European Workshop - 2
February 2017 Brussels, Belgium

Stakeholders Dialogue

Irish Energy Minister launches BUILD UPON in Dublin

"Our energy strategy must be the property of the people of Ireland – the citizens of Ireland."... Read More

An ambitious renovation strategy for Ireland’s Commercial Building Stock

Fifty leading Irish businesses met yesterday in Google’s European headquarters, Dublin to assist ... Read More

Irish Green Building Council presents renovation strategy recommendations to Minister Naughten

On Thursday, 22nd September, Pat Barry, CEO of the Irish Green Building Council (IGBC) presented th... Read More

Ireland – The Emergence of Building Performance Leases

The Irish Green Building Council and the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland are working together... Read More


Pat Barry
Irish Green Building Council
Pat Barry is Executive director of the Irish Green Building Council which he co-founded in 2010. He is an Architect with over 20 years of experience in Ireland, Europe and South America, a Masters in Environmental design of buildings from University of Cardiff and is a qualified Passive House and...
Mark Bennett
Smart Cities & Sustainability
Mark works in smart cities, cleantech and CSR strategy. Currently participating in an EU Start Up accelerator, he was previously the Green Business Officer for Dublin City Council. He has worked in the public and private sectors internationally including the US EPA and European Commission. Studied Environmental Science, Trinity College...
Ruth Buggie
Ruth is the Sustainable Energy Communities and Smart Grid Programme Manager with SEAI. She joined SEAI in 2005 and has managed a number of programmes including the SEAI Energy Poverty programme, the Better Energy Homes Scheme and the Area Based programme. She holds a Degree in Building Services and a...
Aidan Burke
Hertz Corporation
Aidan is Director of EHS-International, Hertz Corporation. Formerly, active in the Environmental Services sector he chaired the Task force on Sustainability reporting to the Forum for the Construction Industry run under the aegis of the Dept. of the Environment. He was also a member of the Task force on C&D...
Professor Tony Day BEng, PhD CEng, FCIBSE, FEI
International Energy Research Centre
Tony is the Executive Directive of the International Energy Research Centre, Tyndall National Institute, Ireland. Prior to this he was Energy Services Director at TEAM (EAA Ltd). He also worked as researcher at London South Bank University, where he set up the Centre for Efficient and Renewable Energy in Buildings....
Michael Donohoe
Colliers International
Michael is currently head of Colliers International’s Corporate Consultancy team in Dublin. He has been active in the commercial property market throughout Ireland for over 30 years and has acted as key account manager for and advisor to many corporate clients/multinational companies. ...
Marion Jammet
Irish Green Building Council
Marion is Business Development Manager at the IGBC. Her working background is in project management and membership organisations, with previous roles in Dublin Chamber, the European Parliament and Eurochambres. Marion holds a MA in European Affairs from Sciences-Po Strasbourg and a MSc in environmental sustainability from UCD....
Paul Kenny
Tipperary Energy Agency (TEA)
Paul is CEO of TEA. He joined the agency in 2006 and is involved with both renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. Paul’s key technical competencies are in the areas of renewable energies, and energy efficiency in domestic and commercial buildings. He also works as a consultant on behalf of...
Joseph Little
As Assistant Head of School at Dublin School of Architecture, DIT, Joseph is engaging with existing programmes and creating new ones to ensure that DIT remains at the fore front of construction education, and in doing so ensuring that Ireland has a greater ability to create a more environmentally...
David McAuley
Dandelion Innovation
David is a director of Dandelion Innovation. He has 20 years engineering, energy, and sustainability experience with Industry and government. He has represented Ireland at EU energy Research and Development committees including FP7 and Horizon 2020. David is currently working with the data centre industry to help improve their sustainability...
John-Mark McCafferty
Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVP)
John-Mark is Head of Social Justice and Policy with the SVP, the largest charity of social concern and action in Ireland. He leads the advocacy work of SVP, informing and shaping national debate on issues such as energy poverty, housing and homelessness. He has worked for Government agencies in both...
Brian Montayne
ESB Innovation
Brian is a professional engineer with 25 years experience working across various technical, commercial and senior management roles in ESB Group, including Manager, Corporate Communications and Energy Trading & Regulation Manager, ESB Customer Supply....
Kevin O'Rourke
Marchena Management Services Ltd
Kevin O’Rourke is a professional engineer with 38 years experience in the field of energy efficiency – with SEAI, the Irish Energy Centre, the European Commission, the Irish Science & Technology Agency, the Institute for Industrial Research & Standards and UCD School of Architecture – principally in the built environment....
Fiona Tutty
Fiona has 15 years’ experience in energy and environmental management in a range of public, private and semi-state organisations in Ireland and abroad. She has been involved in developing the National Energy Services Framework and a standardised process for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects seeking finance. ...
Fintan Smyth
Since graduating in Architectural Technology, Fintan has pursued excellence in construction focussed largely on Conservation leading to Sustainability in the built environment. He joined Gyproc and Isover (Saint-Gobain) as Building Physics Manager in 2011. Fintan is a qualified Energy rating assessor and Passive House Designer. He also holds an MSc...
Bianca Wong
Kingspan Insulated Panels
Bianca is the Divisional Sustainability Manager at Kingspan Insulated Panels. She is an Architectural Technologist with experience working on a broad range of projects across Ireland, Europe, Australasia and South East Asia. She is currently studying an MSc in Energy and Sustainable Building Design at De Montfort University Leicester....

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