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With the field of Sustainable Energy the Development Unit’s expertise is specifically related to a number of critical areas to ensure that we can respond to gaps and niches in the energy market. 

  • nZEB Building Optimisation Our energy team has specific expertise in relation to nZEB Optimisation both for residential and non-residential buildings.  Our knowledge comes from our team of engineers, architects and analysists who can assess energy performance and define optimisation solutions.  We work closely with the Tipperary Energy Agency and other technical experts to research and develop new solutions for nZEB buildings (e.g. Superhomes 2.0 on Optimisation of Air Source Heat Pumps) as well as demonstrate new technologies (e.g. FREED demonstration of Battery Storage and PV optimisation technologies). 
  • Capacity Building related to Sustainable Building: We have developed specific expertise in relation to capacity building and support for construction workers and operatives within the field of Low and Near Zero Energy Buildings (nZEB) .  We led the Build Up Skills and QualiBuild Initiatives which both set strategic objectives and implemented actions to increase the knowledge and skills of construction workers in the field.  We represented Ireland on the European Build Up Skills Platform and continue to engage with EU Commission, EASME and EU partners in this field.
  • Training and Development: We design, develop and delivery training and education programmes to multiple clients across Ireland and the EU in the field of sustainable energy.  Working with our Department of Flexible Learning we can provide accredited (or non-accredited) programmes to relevant target groups and also utilise Blended and on-line learning techniques.
  • Network Management and Support: Our extensive networks across Europe with public and private sector stakeholders within the sustainable energy field places us in a unique position to manage and coordinate relevant networks and support specific actions.  From 2017 to 2020 LIT will coordinate the deliver the Consortium delivering the EU Managenergy Service for EASME.


Super Homes 2.0

Superhomes 1.0, a concept developed by the Tipperary Energy Agency (TEA) combines a range of deep retrofit measures with Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP), Wood Stoves and Photovoltaic (PV) technologies.



The new ManagEnergy is an European Commission initiative dedicated to regional and local energy agencies with the objectives of assisting them in becoming leaders in the energy transition and of increasing sustainable energy investments in regions and cities.



The BIMZeED project intends to improve the human-capital basis of the construction sector, acting on Institutes of Higher Education and Vocational Education and Training systems in Europe.



The EEMAP project funded by SEAI intend to build on a broad range of research and expertise from previous projects, to include actions to make deep renovation desirable and easier, while upskilling the industry, inform standards and develop quality data.



The All.Con Skills Blueprint Project will drive a crucial change and invigorate the construction industry by addressing skills shortages, gaps and mismatches in the labour market through a common EU Sectoral Skills Strategy.


Carbon Connects: INTEREG, North-West Europe

Carbon Connects aims to reduce the high carbon footprint of peatlands soils in Northwest Europe by introducing new bio-based business models developed for sustainable land management practices.


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