Showcase: German Energy Efficiency Technology in Irish Buildings

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Begin:
27.11.2014 | 09:00 AM
End:
- 06:00 PM
Location:
Dublin

The German-Irish Chamber of Industry and Commerce presented five pioneering projects – all Irish low energy buildings featuring German innovation as part of the “Showcase – Made in Germany” event in the Aviva Stadium on Thursday 27 November. This project was a celebration of innovative German energy efficient technologies in Irish buildings.

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Case Study of the showcase of German technologies in Ireland

It was a great opportunity to commend successful German-Irish partnerships which have led to increased building quality, reduced energy costs and lower CO2 emission levels for Ireland. The five innovative projects which are being presented in the framework of this “Showcase” project have all been completed in the last two years and presented Ireland as an attractive location for German companies seeking concrete partnerships and market opportunities.

The advanced technologies, know-how and expertise from the German companies involved in these Irish projects are representative of a wider success story. Germany is a world leader in the energy efficiency industry”, said Reinhard Giese from the Energy Efficiency in Industry and Commerce Division of the German Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy in his welcome address. Cutting-edge German technology features in all energy efficiency market segments, including insulation systems, insulated glazing, heating and cooling technologies, efficient home appliances, smart metering, energy efficient lighting systems, cogeneration systems and pumps and compressed air systems. German companies create a turnover of about €67 billion per year in this industry and double-digit growth rates are expected in coming years. Since 2007, the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy via the Energy Efficiency Export Initiative has successfully supported German-Irish partnership development.

“The Irish market has proved to be very open to German suppliers of energy efficient products, systems and services”, said Reinhard Giese. Since the very beginning of this initiative in 2007, the German Irish Chamber has been active in creating and hosting successful cooperation platforms such as trade missions, training programmes and study tours. With this new Showcase project – a first for Ireland – the German Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy welcomes the opportunity to celebrate some great examples of the fruits of this work.

“These pioneering projects showcase the coming together of German technology and the Irish appetite for energy efficiency. They feature a wide range of innovative German energy efficiency technologies applied across domestic, industrial and commercial projects on the island of Ireland. They reflect an Irish energy policy and building regulations that are ambitious, progressive and sustainable. In some cases, they show how the rapid change in Irish building regulations in the last decade has led to an increase in energy efficiency and building quality”, said Ralf Lissek, CEO of the German Irish Chamber. “In other cases, they show how Irish companies understand the commercial benefit of investing in innovative German energy efficiency technology to reduce their energy costs. In all cases, the projects are the result of successful fruitful co-operation between German companies and their Irish partners”, Ralf Lissek continued.

Five pioneering projects with German energy efficient technology in Irish buildings are:

  1. Radiant ceiling heating system from FRENGER in Aer Lingus cargo building at Dublin airport. Existing air heating was replaced with a FRENGER ceiling radiation system ECO EVO PLUS in an Aer Lingus cargo building. The small Irish company originally partnered with German company FRENGER and despite having suffered during the recession from 2008 to 2012, they have been seeing a great up-swing in the Irish market in the last two years and their annual turnover with FRENGER is between €100.000 and €200.000 which is growing strongly as people recognise the benefits of radiant heating panels which are primarily suited for large industrial spaces as well as gymnasiums and sports halls. FRENGER have participated in German Irish Chamber activities of the Export Initiative four times as it proved so good at generating business.
  2. Abbott Nutritional International manufacturing in Cavan installed a compressed air system by German Kaeser Kompressoren SE over the last two years. Abbott is confident that their savings on energy costs will be in excess of € 60.000 projected forward for the year. At an investment of € 240.000 this would give a payback period of four years which is a very competitive return for a company working on tight margins.
  3. A highly efficient Waterkotte Ground Source Heat Pump System was installed in the MAC theatre, a performing arts theatre and event centre in Belfast, capable of providing 112kW of heating, passive and active cooling and domestic hot water.
  4. A low energy Eco certified 256 square metre Passive House with timber frame construction in Dublin, featuring the innovative German pro clima intelligent airtightness and wind tightness system; the external walls are insulated with a rendered wood fibre board manufactured by GUTEX. The passive house was commissioned by a client who wanted an eco-friendly building, built using the highest quality materials.
  5. “Made in Germany” CHP units have assisted in achieving A3 and A2 ratings for a block of 100 apartments in Dublin. Two SenerTec Dachs micro CHP units are installed in the district heating scheme providing the St. Raphaela’s apartments with on demand heat. Although Dachs units have been used in apartment blocks before, particularly in the Dublin area, this scheme has managed to achieve the highest BER rating.

Link to Photos:  http://www.smugmug.com/downloads/223e49276b6a2fd9f7d9/2725921 

For more details on “Showcase Made in Germany” please contact Aideen Keenan, Head of Marketing at DEinternational, the consultancy wing of the German Irish Chamber.

Contact:

Aideen Keenan
Head of Marketing
German-Irish Chamber of Industry and Commerce
Tel:  00353-(0)1 6424 330
Mobile: 00353-(0)87 1365986
E-Mail: aideen.keenan(at)german-irish.ie

 

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ENERGY EFFICIENCY MADE IN GERMANY? 
In addition, if you are an Irish companies who deals with German energy efficiency technology, you are very welcome to publish the logo “Energy Efficiency: Made in Germany” on your website or marketing material. It is available for download here. Please keep us informed if you do so: aideen.keenan(at)german-irish.ie.

 

 

EVENT REGISTRATION - NOW CLOSED
This event consists of a technical workshop, two site visits and an evening networking event. Learn about how the rapid change in Irish building regulations in the last decade, as well as increased confidence in the payback from investment in innovative German technology, has led to an enhancement in energy efficiency and building quality in Ireland.

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Event Agenda 

 

A short overview of the agenda for the day is below:

Time

 Showcase - Made in Germany
Thursday 27th November 2014, Dublin

09.00 – 13.00  

Technical Workshop     
Location: Aviva Stadium Vavasour Area; access via the main reception on Lanesdown Road, Gate A)

Learn about the building processes, the installed technologies and the energy efficiency solutions achieved when the five projects are presented in a technical workshop. Presentations from German and Irish energy efficiency experts will also feature. The workshop will be followed by lunch.

13.00 – 17.00     

 Site visits                            (Dublin area)

A chartered bus will take the group on “Open House” visits to two of the projects: 

  • Aer Lingus cargo building in Dublin airport
  • Passive House in Mount Merrion, Dublin

There will be expert guided tour of these two projects, as well as unveilings of the official “Energy Efficiency – Made in Germany” certificates and plaques.

IMPORTANT NOTE: due to the logistics of the event, if you wish to attend the site visits, you must take the bus and cannot take your own transport. You will be dropped back to the Aviva Stadium at approx. 17.00.

17.30– 19.00     

Networking Event          
Location: Aviva Stadium Corporate Box

Evening networking event: mulled wine and mince pies with German and Irish green technology companies
Presentation of certificates to five projects

Registration
Limited spaces available: To register for this event, please confirm your attendance by sending a confirmation of your attendance to: Aideen Keenan, Head of Marketing; aideen.keenan(at)german-irish.ie; tel: 00353-(0)1-6424330.
You must let her know whether you wish to attend the whole event, or selected blocks of the event, for purposes of booking places on the bus and catering.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the logistics of the event, if you wish to attend the site visits, you must take the bus and cannot take your own transport. You will be dropped back to the Aviva Stadium at approx. 17.00.

Five Pioneering Projects
These pioneering projects showcase the coming together of German technology and the Irish appetite for energy efficiency:

  • Radiant heating panels from Frenger installed in an Aer Lingus cargo building at Dublin airport
  • Low energy certified Passive House in Mount Merrion Dublin, featuring air tightness system from pro clima and wood fibre insulation from Gutex
  • Two SenerTec micro CHP units installed in an apartment block district heating scheme in Sandyford, Dublin
  • Highly efficient compressed air system from Kaeser Compressors installed in Abbott Ireland in Cavan
  • Highly efficient Waterkotte ground source heat pump for heating, cooling and hot water installed in a performing arts theatre in Belfast

Location, Directions and Parking:
The location for the workshop and networking event is the Aviva Stadium in Ballsbridge. Click here for map of the location.  Directions are available by clicking here.
Access to the stadium will be via the main reception on Lansdowne Road, Gate A. From here the reception desk will direct delegates to the meeting room.
The car park is available at €6.00 per day or €2.00 per hour. This is on a first come first served basis. Entrance to the car park is on Lansdowne Road.

Background
“Showcase – Made in Germany” features a wide range of German energy efficiency technologies applied across domestic, industrial and commercial projects on the island of Ireland. They reflect an Irish energy policy and building regulations that are ambitious, progressive and sustainable. In some cases, they show how the rapid change in Irish building regulations in the last decade has led to an increase in energy efficiency and building quality.  In other cases, they show how Irish companies understand the commercial benefit of investing in innovative German energy efficient technology to reduce their energy costs. In all cases, the projects are the result of successful fruitful co-operation between German companies and their Irish partners. All projects will receive an official “Energy Efficiency – Made in Germany” certificate and plaque.

This project is organised by DEinternational, consultancy section of the German-Irish Chamber of Industry and Commerce and funded by the Energy Efficiency Export Initiative of the German Federal Ministry for Economics and Technology.

More information about the event will be posted on this website as it becomes available.

 

APPLICATION PHASE (BELOW) IS NOW CLOSED

Is your company active in the area of energy efficient building or Passive House?
Do you have innovative reference projects with German technology in Ireland?
Would you like to generate more publicity for your projects?

The “Showcase – Made in Germany” project will take place on 27th November and is now open for applications. The project has been set up to focus attention on some particularly innovative Irish buildings featuring German innovation in the area of low energy building or passive house. If you are interested in participating, you and your German supplier are welcome to apply to have your reference project considered as part of the Showcase event by the deadline of 24th October. Only five buildings will be selected to participate. The German company can be represented in the project by you - its appointed partner in Ireland - or both can participate.

Download application form and reference project questionnaire here. The application has to be signed by your German supplier.

The project is made up of a one-day series of events on 27th November during which your “Made in Germany” energy efficiency technology and expertise can be presented to an engaged technical audience:

1) Present the installed technologies, building methods and solutions of your reference project at an expert workshop

2) Show “Made in Germany” solutions on location with an “open house” visit for press and other disseminator organisations

3) Extend your contact network at an evening networking event

In addition, the projects will be featured in a bilingual German-English brochure: 500 copies will be distributed to accelerator and media organisations, as well as high-level decision-makers in the area of energy efficient building in Ireland.

Advantages for you and your German supplier:

  • Intensify your marketing and sales activities in Ireland: overriding objective of the “Showcase – Made in Germany” event is to generate publicity  for participating companies
  • Irish press representatives, accelerator organisations and high-level decision-makers will be informed about the advantages of your technology and solutions and will gain insights into application possibilities
  • Awarding of plaques to be erected on site at the reference projects, which will denote them as “Best Practice” examples of “Made in Germany” energy efficient buildings
  • The reference project’s technology and solutions will be the focus of an expert workshop
  • The evening networking event offers an opportunity for targeted contact development

Register for the “Showcase – Made in Germany” project

Only five companies can be selected to participate in this unique one-day event, all five of which will be part of the workshop and two of which will be selected for site visits. The successful projects will be chosen by an expert jury in Ireland based on the following criteria:  energy efficiency achieved, innovation, modernity, level of quality and media interest.

The German company can be represented in the project by an appointed partner in Ireland or both can participate.

This pilot project is funded by the Energy Efficiency Export Initiative of the German Federal Ministry for Economics and Technology. For this reason, participating companies pay only a small contribution (from €500) depending on their company size.

If you have reference projects in Ireland, which you would like to be considered as part of this project, please return the application form - signed by your German supplier -(download here) and completed questionnaire (download here) and send them to Aideen Keenan by email. Deadline for receipt of applications is 24th October 2014; selected projects will be announced on 29th October.

For more information, contact the project manager, Aideen Keenan, Head of Marketing, DEinternational Ireland; Tel:  00353-(0)1 6424 330; E-Mail: aideen.keenan(at)german-irish.ie