CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Paul is the Chief Executive Officer of Tipperary Energy Agency. He has been with the agency since 2006 and Chief Executive since 2012. Paul has worked on most sustainable energy technologies and was instrumental in founding the SuperHomes deep retrofit programme and a key supporter of the Community Power and Sustainable Tipp initiatives. In 2013, Paul was recognised as the Green Leader at the Green Awards, and in 2016 listed in the Top 20 people to lead Ireland’s response to climate change. Paul has engaged heavily with policy formation, presenting to the Citizens Assembly and 6 times to 3 different Oireachtas Committees. Paul is a Chartered Engineer, holds a 1st class honours degree in Mechanical Engineering from UCD, three L6 Special purpose certificates in sustainable energy and an MSc in Energy from Heriot-Watt in Edinburgh.
Siona Daly, Deputy CEO, is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer and a Certified Energy Manager. Her main areas of expertise are in Local Authority and Public Sector Energy Management, Energy Services Business Development and Operational Management of the Non Residential team. Siona has extensive experience in energy engineering in particular in projects related to HVAC, Automation, Building Management Systems, Mechanical Services Projects, Lighting projects and Energy Performance Contracting in North America and Ireland. Siona is also a Registered Energy Auditor with SEAI.
Building and Energy Services
SENIOR BUILDING SERVICES ENGINEER
Building Services, Energy Efficient Design, Sustainable Energy Systems Design, Tendering & Project Management, Public Sector Energy Management
John Hassett has 12 years building services industry experience having previously worked for an engineering consultancy in Limerick and prior to that in Perth, Australia as a Project Building Services Engineer. John has extensive experience in building services design and project management, building performance & the built environment, maintenance and compliance, and building & plant modernisation. He also has considerable experience working in existing builds, upgrading existing building services systems to improve performance outcomes. Since joining the Tipperary Energy Agency he leads the Building Services and energy engineers in the Non-Residential team who provide detailed technical services to the non-residential and commercial sector for renovating and new build M&E services. His areas of expertise include building services energy efficient design, sustainable energy systems design, tendering & project management, public sector energy management and energy analysis, energy audits, building services condition audits and building regulations Part L compliance. He has completed projects in a broad range of industry sectors and has gained an in-depth knowledge of the regulated industry and associated standards.
CHARTERED ENERGY ENGINEER
Project Management, Feasibility Studies, Community Energy, Covenant of Mayors Sustainable Energy Action Plan
Alan Joined the agency in June 2016. His responsibilities include co-ordination of the Better Energy Communities Scheme and mentoring community energy projects. He has also worked on feasibility studies for renewable energy projects including financing modelling. (PV, Wind, Hydro, Anaerobic Digestion, Biomass). More recently Alan has been driving the preparation of the Covenant of Mayors Sustainable Energy Action Plan for Tipperary. Alan has over 13 years’ experience and has worked as a Project Engineer and Structural Design Engineer on various pre cast concrete projects including the redevelopment of Thomond Park. Alan is a chartered Engineer and holds an honours degree in Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering from Trinity College, degree in Management and a Master’s degree in Sustainable Energy and Green Technology from U.C.D. Alan has worked for Banagher Concrete, Tipperary County Council and Eirgrid and as a planning consultant.
Energy Efficient Design, Project Management, Energy Auditing
Chris joined TEA upon completion of his Bachelor of Science degree in Energy, in November 2015. Chris’s main responsibilities at the Agency include energy efficient design, energy auditing, feasibility studies, and measurement & verification of completed projects. Chris often assists on other projects with data analysis. Chris also has experience in strategic energy planning. Chris has particular experience with solar PV and energy storage, water and waste water, lighting design, electric vehicles, Chris is a fully qualified Non-Domestic BER assessor, Display Energy Certificate (DEC) assessor and Certified Measurement & Verification Professional.
BUILDING SERVICES ENGINEER
Mechanical and Electrical Building Services Engineering, Project Management, Procurement & Tendering
John joined the Non-Residential team in 2017 having completed an honours degree in Sustainable Energy Engineering from Waterford Institute of Technology. John currently works on a broad diversity of projects carrying out procurement, tendering, and grant funding application compliance while primarily focusing on the energy efficient design, specification and project management of mechanical, electrical, and building fabric upgrades and installations.
Procurement & Project Management, Heat Load Analysis & Energy Efficient Design, Energy Auditing & Report Writing
Jimmy joined the energy agency in July 2018. He has an Honours Degree in Construction Management from Limerick Institute of Technology and Post Grad in NZEB Design from Waterford Institute of Technology and he is also a member of Engineers Ireland. Jimmy has over 10 years’ experience and has worked as a Project Engineer on various Civil, Building & Energy Retrofit projects throughout Australia and Ireland. His areas of expertise include building services energy efficient design, sustainable energy systems design, tendering & project management. Jimmy is currently working on various energy efficient retrofit projects.
Colm Ó hÁonghusa
Energy Efficient Design, Project Management, Energy Auditing
Colm joined the Tipperary Energy Agency in October 2019. On graduating from UCD in 1975 with an honours degree in Civil Engineering, Colm worked in the UK, Canada and Ireland on engineering projects. He then had a twenty year career in capital markets finance. More recently, as a Certified Energy Manager, Colm has worked as an energy consultant in both the domestic, SME and commercial sectors. Colm’s main responsibilities at the Agency are energy auditing and monitoring and reporting on local authority energy consumption. Colm is a chartered engineer, chartered accountant, certified energy manager and is also a qualified Certified Measurement & Verification Professional. He holds a MBA from TCD and a diploma in renewable energy from the University of Ulster. As a member of Engineers Ireland, he has volunteered with the Steps to Engineering initiative in National schools for many years.
Water and Waste Water, Energy Auditing, Energy Analysis, Procurement, Project Management
Enda joined Tipperary Energy Agency in September 2012 as an Energy Engineer. The majority of his work with the agency is focused on energy efficiency in the area of Water and Waste Water Treatment within the Local Authorities. His responsibilities include Energy Auditing, Project Implementation, Project Performance Evaluation and Monitoring and Reporting. Prior to joining the agency Enda was employed in the Water Services section of North Tipperary County Council as an Energy Engineer. Enda holds a B.Eng. in Automation and Control and also completed a B.Sc. in Sustainable Energy Management both from Limerick Institute of Technology.
Marketing, Communications and Event Management
MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER
Event Management, Communication & Project Management
Catherine joined the Agency in May 2013 as the Marketing & Communications Manager. Catherine manages the agency’s busy events and training schedule. She is responsible for all aspects of marketing including PR, social media, digital marketing and the agency’s websites. Catherine also acts as the marketing manager for SuperHomes Ireland. SuperHomes is a groundbreaking project designed to being homes to an A BER rating. More recently, Catherine has worked with Tipperary County Council to organise the hugely successful Energy in Agriculture event attracting 1200 attendees in 2016 and 2500 attendees in 2017.
Marketing, Social Media, PR, Digital Marketing, Event Management
Orla completed her undergraduate degree in the University of Limerick, where she graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Business Studies degree in 2014. Orla joined Tipperary Energy Agency in 2014 and spent 2 year’s working on the various projects being carried out in the agency including the Tipperary Warmer Homes Scheme and SuperHomes Ireland. Orla then went on to work alongside 3 well know brands in the motor industry before returning to Tipperary Energy Agency in 2018. She is currently completing an MSc in Climate Change: Policy, Media and Society in Dublin City University.
EVENT & PROGRAMME MANAGER
Event Management, Project Management, Support Programme Coordination
Aileen has a wide range of Event Management, Project Coordination, Marketing and Client Relationship Management experience having worked in this field for over 20 years. Previous roles include Operations Manager and Conference & Events Management for Campus Life, University of Limerick, and Call Centre Manager for Momentum Marketing, Clonmel.
Since joining Tipperary Energy Agency in December 2014, Aileen has worked on Public Sector Programme Supports and Event Management (including organising the Annual Public Sector Energy Conference) on behalf of SEAI. She was also coordinator of 2 Better Energy Communities projects and a pilot Superhomes scheme in 2015. She currently acts as SEAI’s Group Sector Coordinator for the Local Authority and Health Sectors. She also plays a key role in planning and organising Energy in Agriculture each year.
Office Management & Finance
Accounts Management , HR, IT and Systems development, Office Management , AIEA secretariat
Françoise has worked with the Agency since August 2004. As Office Manager Françoise deals with all administrative, HR , IT /Systems developments and financial and supporting functions of running the agency. Françoise previously managed the development of a web- based project management database for the agency . She is acting as the Secretariat for the Association of Irish Energy Agencies (AIEA). She previously worked in several Sales Administration and Customer Services roles for a range of industries both in Ireland and England. Françoise holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management studies and completed a Certificate in Domestic Sustainable Energy
OFFICE ADMINISTRATION AND ACCOUNTS ASSISTANT
Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable
Barbara has a wide range of administration and accounts assistant experience with over twenty years involvement in this area of employment. Previous work experience has included working as an Administrative Assistant in the International Recruitment Department for Kentz Engineers & Contractors, as Accounts Assistant for KK Vet & Hygiene and in a general administrative/PA role for Europlan Personnel Services Ltd.
After completing two JobBridge interships as an Accounts Assistant, Barbara joined Tipperary Energy Agency in June 2016 in an Administrative Assistant role. She is currently involved in the day to day accounts administration for the Agency and assists with general administration duties for various projects being undertaken by the Agency such as the Superhomes Scheme and the recent Energy in Agriculture event.
CUSTOMER SERVICE ADMINISTRATOR
Customer Management, Event Support, Technical/Admin Support
Heather joined the agency in February 2016. She has worked on many projects including SuperHomes. As Customer Service Administrator, she has supported over 150 successful Superhomes clients on their retrofit journey. Heather also manages applications for Tipperary Healthy Homes scheme which has had a hugely positive impact on the health and homes of 59 successful applicants. For the last 4 years, Heather has assisted Energy in Agriculture partners in the delivery of the annual event; acting as customer service for the brand, managing the indoor exhibition, driving sales, marketing and web administration. She also provides event/admin support to many SEAI events including SEAI Public Sector Conference & SEAI Energy Map Training Programme.
Event management, Contract Coordination/Tender Preparation, EU Project Coordination
Stephanie joined the Agency in October 2018. She completed her undergraduate degree in Mary Immaculate College where she graduated with an honour’s degree in English and History. After a few years travelling the world, she returned to complete a postgrad in Event Management with PR. She went on to work with the biggest tech brands across the globe before returning to Tipperary to take on the role of Project Coordinator with Tipperary Energy Agency.
COMMUNITIES PROJECT COORDINATOR
Community Projects and Funding
Máire joined the agency in August 2017 and is responsible for the co-ordination of the SEAI Communities Scheme. Prior to joining the Agency, she worked in the IT industry for 16 years, working on Implementation projects in the private sector across Europe, the Middle East and the US. Máire holds a B. Tech honours degree in Information Technology and Telecommunications from University of Limerick. She also earned a Master of Business from the Irish Management Institute / University College Cork.
SUPERHOMES PROJECT COORDINATOR AND FINANCE MANAGER
Finance Management, Accounting, Client & Contractor Liaison, Policy Review, Query Support
An Accountant that is highly organised professional with a demonstrated successful history working in the non-profit sector, construction and engineering sectors. Keen interest in social enterprises. She has extensive management experience and has financially managed over 20 regional, national and international projects. People orientated, with a confident style leading to effective team building at all levels. Skill and qualifications in Business Management, Business Coaching and Operations Management.
SUPERHOMES PROGRAMME MANAGER
Declan Daly is the SuperHomes Programme Manager and joined the agency in July 2016. He has an Honours Degree in Sustainable Energy Technology B.Eng and a Diploma in Construction Management. His area of responsibilities are project management of SuperHomes “one stop shop” deep retrofit scheme implementing energy upgrades on domestic buildings. This includes carrying out energy site audits, procurement of energy projects, designing and sizing M&E, contract negotiation, and directing work according to the scheduling methodology for the retrofit program. Declan has worked on the design, procurement and project management of a deep retrofit of 260 dwellings across Ireland.
Retrofit Coordination, Customer Communications, Home Assessment
David joined the SuperHomes team in 2017 as Retrofit Advisor. A graduate of the University of Limerick, David has 15 years’ experience in home energy retrofitting, low-energy construction and sustainable housing development. David is the main point of contact for SuperHomes applicants and coordinates the retrofit process until the works commence. His role includes initial home assessment, contractor engagement, grant application coordination and providing step-by-step support for successful applicants.
Project Management, Energy Audits, Building Services, Heat Load Analysis & Energy Efficient Design (Domestic) & Report Writing
Paul joined Tipperary Energy Agency in January 2017. He has a Masters in Energy Management and an Honours Degree in Building Services Engineering from Dublin Institute of Technology and is an associate member of Engineers Ireland and a Licentiate of the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers. He has previous experience in both the public and private sectors including carrying out Energy Audits/Surveys, data analysis for updating Display Energy Certificates as well as analyzing a Sustainable Energy Zone in County Clare. He was also involved with a new start up business for domestic retrofit upgrades; carrying out site surveys, making cost presentations and advising on the most cost effective methods of upgrades for homeowners.
Paul has assisted homeowners in applying for Better Energy Homes grants and ensured jobs were complete to the Better Energy Homes Code of Practice and all External Wall Insulations were NSAI approved. He has also worked in the area of renewables with a Heat Pump and Underfloor Heating company, ensuring accurate heat loss calculations were carried out to ensure the heat pump was sized based on the actual heating demands in the dwelling and also ensuring new Builds met the Part L 2011 compliance. Paul is currently working on the Superhomes 2017 projects, processing applications and ensuring clients understand the works and the process involved in the Scheme to achieve A-Rated standards.
Project Management, Energy Audits, Renewable Energy, Heat Pump Design, Design and Specification of building fabric upgrades
Shaun Joined Tipperary Energy Agency in January 2018. He has a first-class honour’s degree in Renewable Energy & Energy Management from the Institute of Technology Tralee and is a member of the Institution of Engineering & Technology as well as the Institute of Domestic Heating & Environmental Engineers. He has previous experience working in the UK carrying out energy audits/surveys, on construction domestic energy assessments, building fabric upgrades, heat load calculations as well as the design, specification and certification of heat pump systems for domestic and light commercial properties. He also has experience in underfloor heating design and mechanical ventilation with heat recovery. Shaun is currently working on site surveying, design of upgrades, project management and procurement for the SuperHomes 2018 projects.
Energy Audits, Project Management
Sarah joined Tipperary Energy Agency in October 2018. She has a BSc. Renewable Energy Systems and BSc. in Sustainable Energy Management from Limerick Institute of Technology. She has 6 years+ technical experience in the energy and building sectors in both Ireland and New Zealand. Sarah is currently working as an engineer with the Superhomes team where she guides homeowners through the different aspects of the retrofit process by carrying out energy audits, heat loss calculations, writing energy reports, building relationships with clients and contractors, facilitating the grant application process.
Site Surveying, Designing Energy Efficient Upgrades
Anthony joined the agency in August 2018. He has a Bachelor of Engineering in Sustainable Energy Engineering from Waterford Institute of Technology graduating in 2015 & completed a Certificate in Near Zero Energy Buildings from Limerick Institute of Technology in 2018/2019. Anthony has experience in both the Domestic & Commercial sector as well as in the mechanical & electrical (M&E) design of new build domestic developments. Anthony is currently working on site surveying, design of upgrades, project management and procurement for the SuperHomes 2020 projects.
BUILDING SERVICES/ENERGY ENGINEER
Retrofit of Commercial/Domestic Buildings, Qualified BER assessor, Project Manager
Mark joined the agency in January 2019. He has a MSc in Sustainable Energy Engineering & B.Eng. in Building Services Engineering. He has 8 years building services industry experience having previously worked for an engineering consultancy in Clonmel & Kilkenny. His areas of expertise include building services energy efficient design, project management, fabric condition audits and building regulations Part L compliance. He joined the SuperHomes Team in 2019 to help with energy efficient design and project management. His role within the team is to provide support to team members in the project team, conduct pre-installation surveys and post install inspection for retro fitting schemes for energy authorities/suppliers. As part of the Tipperary County Council’s Climate Action Plan he provides assistance to the Housing Section to achieve their targets.
SENIOR RETROFIT ENGINEER
Over of 28 years of varied experience in building services engineering. The last 15 years of this have been in the renewable energy sector in Ireland with specific experience in design and project management of biomass and solar energy systems in both Residential and Commercial projects. Since joining TEA 3 years ago, Mike has been involved in Surveying, Design, Procurement, Project Management and Co-ordination of Grant funding processes.