Successful trade mission "Energy Efficiency in the Building Sector" from Germany to Ireland


From 17 to 20 September there were a conference and individual business meetings for German and Irish companies.

Trade Mission “Energy Efficiency in the Building Sector” from Germany, 17-20 September 2018

Begin: 17 September 2018 6 pm

End: 20 September 2018 1 pm

Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel Santry, Dublin

From 17 to 20 September, the German-Irish Chamber of Industry and Commerce brought together German and Irish expertise in the sector of Energy Efficiency in the Building Sector.

German Language Market Study: Energy Efficiency in the Building Sector

A briefing dinner near the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Santry, Dublin, on 17 September 2018 marked the beginning of the trade mission. At the conference on 18 September, five innovative German companies as well as several German and Irish speakers were covering different aspects of the energy efficiency sector. Close to 40 delegates attended the conference and a number of successful meetings had been organised for the German participants on 19 and 20 September.

The conference featured expert talks, as well as informative presentations by the German participants. The conference was officially opened by Mr Wasja Lin, Head of Marketing of the German-Irish Chamber, followed by an introduction by Elmira Schaltuganow, project manager for the Energy Export Initiative of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. An overview over the German Energy Solutions Initiative was given by Verena Brennan, manager at energiewaechter GmbH. Furthermore, there were interesting presentations from German and Irish experts.

In addition to the conference, the German participants travelled all over Ireland for a number of fruitful meetings with different Irish companies interested or already trading in the sector of energy efficiency.

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The presentations of the German Companies, as well as those of the German and Irish Experts can be found below:

Energiewaechter GmbH, Verena Brennan: Introduction to the Energy Transition made in Germany

Tyndall National Institute, Martin O’Connell: Funding energy and energy efficiency in Ireland

Federation of German Heating Industry (BDH), Ralf Kiryk: Heating and Cooling of Residential and Commercial Buildings

IHER Energy Services, Michael Hanratty: The ENERFUND project “An ENErgy Retrofit FUNDing rating tool»

Technical University Braunschweig, Oliver Rosebrock: Energy-efficient buildings in Germany - learnings and outlook

Dublin City University (DCU), Richard Kelly: Near Zero Energy Buildings – A Facilities Management Perspective