The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland’s (SEAI) Energy Show 2014 takes place at the RDS in Dublin on Wednesday 12 and Thursday 13 March. The annual two-day business event, which sees more than 150 companies exhibit at the show, is the key energy showcase in the Irish calendar – a must for those who want to be up to speed on the latest energy-saving solutions.
The Energy Show, now in its 14th year, will feature a trade exhibition presenting leading suppliers of sustainable energy products and services for businesses. As in previous years, the show will feature seminars where professionals can learn how to maximise energy savings for their organisation, whether in the commercial, industrial or public sectors.
This year, the seminars will include a masterclass in managing building operations in a sustainable way, facilitated by Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and Dublin Institute of Technology. This masterclass will look at leading-edge practices which achieve the cost-optimal balance between the investments involved and the energy costs saved.
Another practical seminar will look at ‘Free Energy through Innovative Heat Recovery Practices’. Many industries are now seeking to improve their energy performance by tackling more technically challenging energy efficiency upgrades and one area generating a lot of interest at the moment is heat recovery. Whether looking at service or process upgrades, the evidence is that there are significant benefits from the application of heat recovery. These including cost savings, more sustainable business practices and improving competitiveness. Further detail on seminars is available atwww.seai.ie/energyshow.
The Energy Show has grown in recent years to include many features such as live retrofit demonstrations, networking opportunities with international markets and the Product of the Show Awards. This year’s show will see an extended best practice skills area to include heating, ventilation and heat recovery technologies, as well as insulation solutions. Visitors will also have access to even more international markets with scheduled networking sessions with France, Britain, Spain, Portugal, Denmark, Poland, Canada, China, Israel and Argentina.
Many free side events will also be held at the Energy Show, including sessions on Energy Financing for SMEs, SEAI supports under the National Energy Services Framework, an international perspective on Smart Grid in Ireland, technical workshops on heat pumps and social media for business.
The free exhibition will run on Wednesday 12 and Thursday 13 March from 10am to 6pm. Seminar places must be pre-booked in advance with a limited number of spaces available. For further details on SEAI’s Energy Show 2014 and all events, visit www.seai.ie/energyshow.