Export Initiative | Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy

The German-Irish Chamber of Industry and Commerce has been involved in promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy in Ireland for over 13 years. The results of our activities have had a very positive influence on Ireland’s push towards sustainable development:

  • Our company matchmaking activities have established over 30 solid partnerships between German & Irish renewable and energy efficiency companies, and directly resulted in the introduction of over €100 million worth of high quality technology into Ireland
  • Coordination of 4 successful fact-finding missions to Germany in field of renewables with a focus on know-how transfer, partnership building and project development in Ireland
  • Over 25 seminars and meetings in the above-mentioned fields with a view to information dissemination and awareness building among industry stakeholders in Ireland
  • Provision of consultancy to 6 County Councils resulting in renewable energy becoming a standard feature in many affordable housing schemes in Wexford, Dublin & now countrywide
  • Development of a sizable database of companies, consultants & decision-makers in the field of renewable energy, energy efficiency and biofuels worldwide

The Renewable Energy Export Initiative has been running since 2003 and the Energy Efficiency Export Inititative since 2007 with the aim of increasing competitiveness in the area of renewable energy and energy efficiency in Ireland. The German-Irish Chamber of Commerce has been responsible for introducing state-of-the-art German renewable energy technology into Ireland.

The main fields of interest for Ireland are:

  • Energy Efficiency: Smart Grid, Passive House
  • Biomass & Combined Heat and Power (CHP)
  • Biogas
  • Solar energy
  • Geothermal Heat Pumps
  • Wind energy and small scale wind

The Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Export Initiatives are funded by the German Ministry for Economics and Technology in Germany. 

Overview Past Projects

Logo Energy Efficiency made in Germany

The Energy Efficiency Export Initiative (Abr: EEFF)

German Funding program supported by the German government - More information here


Year 2015

Year 2014

 Year 2013

Year 2010/11/12

Year 2009

  • Trade Mission "Energy Efficient Building Refurbishment“ (2009)
  • "Energy Efficiency in Buildings“ Fact-finding Mission to Germany (2009)

Year 2007/08

  • Business Delegation "Energy Efficient Buildings" in North Ireland (2008)
  • Trade Mission "Energy Efficient Office Buildings" (2008)
  • Study Tour "Passive House" (2008)
  • Trade MIssion "Energy Efficient Buildings" (2007)

Exportinitiative Renewable Energy (Abr: RE)

German Funding program supported by the German government - More information here


Year 2006/13

    Year 2005

    • Business Delegation "Biofuel" (2005 / RE)
    • Business Delegation "Renewable Energy" (2005 / RE)
    • Trade Mission "Biomass/Heat Pumps" (2005 / RE)

    Year 2003/04

    • Company Pool (2004 / RE)
    • Unternehmerreise (2004)
    • Trade Mission (2004 / RE)
    • Consultancy of political decision makers and Industry Multipliers (2003/04 / RE)

Showcase: German energy efficiency technology in Irish buildings 2014

Photo of the Showcase "German Energy Efficient Technology in Irish Buildings" (November 2014 / left to right: Reinhard Giese, BMWi; Dr. Klaus Menge, FRENGER SYSTEMEN BV Heiz- & Kühltechnik GmbH; Ralf Lissek, CEO AHK Irland)