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Monthly Archives: October 2014

Nenagh Leisure Centre to Open its Doors during NZEB Open Doors Ireland 2014

During the weekend of the 7th – 9th November 2014, owners of low energy houses and public/commercial buildings around the country will open their doors for the NZEB Open Doors event. Last year, over 800 people visited more than 60 houses and public buildings during the NZEB Open Doors weekend. Nenagh Leisure Centre is set

Biomass Boiler installed in our new offices at Erasmus Smith House

A biomass boiler has now been successfully installed into Erasmus Smith House and is providing heat as we speak. The boiler is a highly efficient Gilles boiler made in Austria. It is a 45kW boiler which is connected to a 1,000 litre buffer tank. The boiler and its fuel store have been installed inside an

Sustainability Practitioners take Green Trip to Italy with Tipperary Energy Agency

As part of the Grundtvig Learning Partnership, five lucky applicants traveled, along with Tipperary Energy Agency’s Dr Vincent Carragher, to Italy in mid-October. The trip included visits to strong examples of low resource use in Italy. Their first visit was to a colour café (a social enterprise) where they witnessed a presentation from the Solidarity

Tipperary Energy Agency Launches New Responsive Website

We have recently launched a new responsive website. A responsive website is one which is aimed at crafting sites to provide an optimal viewing experience which allows easy reading and navigation with a minimum of re-sizing, panning, and scrolling across a wide range of devices such as mobile phones, desktops and computer monitors. Our new website contains

Tipperary Energy Agency assists Trinity Student with Master’s Thesis

Trinity College student, Fergal O’Connor has thanked Tipperary Energy Agency for their assistance with his master’s thesis. “I would like to thank Tipperary Energy Agency for all the data forwarded and letting me take part in this project. Furthermore, I would like to thank PJ McLoughlin, an employee of Tipperary Energy Agency, for responding to

Ireland’s Largest Photovoltaic Solar Panel Project is Completed

Ireland’s largest photovoltaic solar panel project has just been completed.  9 public buildings throughout County Tipperary have been kitted out with massive solar panel arrays totaling 800 panels.  Such buildings include fire stations, libraries, civic offices and a leisure centre.  As a result of this Tipperary County Council project, Ireland’s total PV capacity has been

Irish Construction Industry Not Prepared For New European Energy Efficiency Standard

Nearly a third of construction professionals did not know about the nearly-zero energy requirement for all new buildings by the year 2020, according to a survey by Passive House Plus. The survey asked a full range of construction professionals, including architects, engineers, contractors and surveyors, about their knowledge of the Nearly Zero standard: this is