IrDEA Members Workshop on Developing Standards and Codes of Practice for the District Energy Market in Ireland

5th December 2019

Morgan Hotel, Dublin

District energy in Ireland is expected to play an important role in the future in tackling climate change. To achieve its potential, cost-effective projects will need to be developed whilst delivering efficiency, reliability and customer satisfaction. One way of improving quality is to capture existing knowledge in the form of standards, codes of practice or guidance documents which can then be referred to in contracts or in regulations.


This workshop organised by the IrDEA for its members will discuss the need and potential benefits of such documents for the Irish market with the intention of developing a clear scope and methodology for their development.


The workshop will be delivered by Paul Woods from Sustainable Energy Ltd.,one of UK's leading consultancies in district energy network design and technical support, involved in over 50 MW of both urban and rural district energy schemes.




Sustainable Energy UK


Paul is a Chartered Mechanical and Energy Engineer specialising in district heating, CHP and sustainable energy for buildings. As Technical Director for two major consultancies he oversaw the design and construction of many CHP and district energy projects. He has also provided advice to Government both on the potential for district heating in the UK and on the implementation of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive. More recently he has held senior roles within ENGIE, responsible for the strategic development of their six major district energy schemes and for the operation and development of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and ExCel London district heating and cooling companies. Paul is also well known for his work as author of key industry guidance including CIBSE’s AM12 - CHP for Buildings and the ADE/CIBSE CP1 - Code of Practice for Heat Networks.

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