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Energy Pathfinder Conference Event C#1496

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This conference will interest anyone who’s involved in managing and conserving our traditional buildings and historic built environments
About this event
The Energy Pathfinder project aimed to create demonstration projects to generate and disseminate knowledge on how to achieve much higher levels of thermal comfort and energy efficiency in the traditional buildings that form part of our architectural heritage, in order to ensure that these buildings provide comfortable conditions for living and working, and hence continue to be valued, not only for their historic characteristics, but also as functioning components of our future environment. More details on the project can be found at this link
There will be speakers from Finland, the Faroe Islands, Ireland, Sweden and Historic Environment Scotland. There will also be a visit to a recent thermal upgrade and extension of a building in central Cork City.

Date: 20th and 21st September 2022

Time: 10:00-16:15 pm

Organiser: Interreg Project Energy Pathfinder

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Location: Nano Nagle Centre, Cork City Centre

Registration for both days:



Tuesday 20 September – DAY-ONE in Nano Nagle Centre, Cork City Centre

10:00 Welcome – Kevin McCartney (UCC & Cork Centre for Architectural Education)


10:05 Simon Montgomery (Historic Environment Scotland)

Change in the Historic Environment

10:30 Jose Ospina, (UCC, CCAE)

Energy Pathfinder, European Collaboration to support Building Reuse & Retrofit

11:00 Bárður í Baianstovu (Landsverk)

Faroe Islands Demonstrator – Vicarage Energy Retrofit

11:30 Tea/Coffee Break

11:45 Julia Heinonen (Oulu University of Applied Sciences)

CoDesign for Rector’s House Retrofit Project in Raahe, Finland:

12:15 Gareth O’Callaghan (JCA Architects)

Historic Building Restoration projects in Cork & Surroundings

12:45 Discussion & Questions from the floor

13:00 Light Lunch

14:00 Gireesh Nair (Umea University, Sweden)

Energy use and thermal comfort in a single-zone church in North Sweden

14:30 Wayne O’Donnell (NCE Insulation)

Cork Cathedral Community Development & Retrofit projects

15:00 Tim Cronin (UCC Buildings and Estates)

Energy Retrofits in University buildings and houses

15:30 Discussion & Questions from the floor

15:45 Coffee/Tea break

16:00 VISIT (walking tour)

Quaker Meeting House Renovation, Cork City: Akiboye Conolly Architects

17:300 END

Wednesday 21 September – DAY-TWO in Nano Nagle Centre, Cork City Centre

10:00 Welcome – Jose Ospina (UCC & Cork Centre for Architectural Education)

10:05 Angela Brady (Brady Mallalieu Architects) 
              Re-Use and Revitalisation of Myross Wood House

10:30 Kevin Busby (MTU, CCAE) – Student Design Ideas for Myross Wood House

11:00 Caroline Akiboye & Simon Conolly (UCC, CCAE) 
              Energy Retrofit proposals for Myross Wood House

11:30 Coffee Break

11:45 Kevin McCartney (UCC, CCAE) \
             Codesign: Building Users and Energy Retrofit Decision-Making 

12:15 Trish Lavelle (Green Skibbereen)  
              Progress on development of CECAS at Myross Wood House

12:45 Discussion & Questions from the floor 

13:00 Light LUNCH 

14:00 Kenneth Easson, Power Circle Projects Ltd (formerly Historic Environment Scotland)
              Demonstration Projects, Orkney Islands

14:30 Kai Tolonen, Oulu University of Applied Sciences 
              Energy Pathfinder Toolkit Development

15:00 Brian Murphy (remote presentation)
              Green Building Calculator Applied to Orkney Projects

15:30 Coffee Tea Break

15:45 Jose Ospina (UCC, CCAE) – Conclusions

15:50 Kevin McCartney – Future CPD on energy retrofit of traditional buildings


16:15 END


In development available after the event

  • BrianSpecMan of GBC
  • Green Retrofit Calculator
  • Green Building Calculator Bespoke B2 & B6
  • Developments and application to Orkney Isles buildings
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Energy Pathfinder Conference Event C#1496

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20th September 2022 – 21st September 2022

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