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Our Team

Donna Gartland

Chief Executive Officer

Donna Gartland

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Donna took up the position of Chief Executive Officer of Codema in April 2020 and has worked with the company since 2013. She is a qualified electrician with a BEng in Energy and Environmental Engineering from the... read more

Donna took up the position of Chief Executive Officer of Codema in April 2020 and has worked with the company since 2013. She is a qualified electrician with a BEng in Energy and Environmental Engineering from the Institute of Technology Tallaght and a MSc in Sustainable Energy Planning and Management from Aalborg University, Denmark. She is currently completing a PhD in Energy Engineering with University College Cork. In her previous role as Codema’s Senior Energy Planner, Donna worked on monitoring and reporting the progress of the Sustainable Energy Action Plan for Dublin City in line with the Covenant of Mayors Initiative and developed the first Spatial Energy Demand Analyses (SEDA) in Ireland for all four Dublin local authorities in order to integrate energy and spatial planning at a local level. Donna is also working on implementing the first District Heating systems in Dublin with Dublin City and South Dublin County Councils, and is Technical Advisor on the EU Interreg NWE project ‘HeatNet’. She is the lead author of the national level ‘Guide to District Heating in Ireland’ report, funded by the SEAI. 

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Edel Giltenane

HR & Operations Manager

Edel Giltenane

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Edel is Codema’s HR & Operations Manager and has worked with the company since 2001. Edel has completed a BSc in Earth Science from University College Cork and an MSc in Environmental Resource Management in... read more

Edel is Codema’s HR & Operations Manager and has worked with the company since 2001. Edel has completed a BSc in Earth Science from University College Cork and an MSc in Environmental Resource Management in University College Dublin. During her time at Codema, she has gained a significant amount of experience in project management, working with various funding programmes at European and national level and is PMP accredited. Her current role as HR & Operations Manager involves human resource management and organisational development while maintaining an oversight of Codema's projects and activities.

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Joe Hayden

Senior Executive Engineer

Joe Hayden

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Joe has been working with Codema as Energy Engineer since 2005. He holds a BA/BAI Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, an MSc Sustainable Development of Dublin Institute of Technology and is a Certified Measurement... read more

Joe has been working with Codema as Energy Engineer since 2005. He holds a BA/BAI Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, an MSc Sustainable Development of Dublin Institute of Technology and is a Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMPV). Joe is responsible for project development and implementation, Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) facilitation and the procurement of energy services. Joe played a key role in the development of Dublin City Council's first EPC and is actively involved in the promotion of EPC in Ireland. He is currently local manager for three European projects, which focus on the area of smart low-energy buildings (Buildsmart) and energy performance contracting (EESI2020 and GuarentEE).

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Declan McCormac

Project Manager

Declan McCormac

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Declan has worked with Codema since 2006 as both a sustainability consultant and project manager. Declan was educated at UCD and DIT and holds an MSc in Sustainable Development, holds a certificate in Public Procurement... read more

Declan has worked with Codema since 2006 as both a sustainability consultant and project manager. Declan was educated at UCD and DIT and holds an MSc in Sustainable Development, holds a certificate in Public Procurement and is a Project Management Professional (PMP). He has managed energy efficiency, renewable energy and sustainability projects for the Dublin Local Authorities and at a European level. He  currently helps manage the Energy Performance Contract (EPC) tender process for Dublin City Council. Future projects include District Heating in Dublin, Energy Mapping and advanced EPC models. He also has an interest in all areas of Climate and Energy policy as well as City Development planning.

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Kevin Craven

Project Finance Manager

Kevin Craven

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Kevin joined Codema in October 2009. Prior to this, he worked in a number of Financial roles including Bank of Ireland, Corporate Banking and Anglo Irish Bank. Responsibilities have included, management of a Cashpooling... read more

Kevin joined Codema in October 2009. Prior to this, he worked in a number of Financial roles including Bank of Ireland, Corporate Banking and Anglo Irish Bank. Responsibilities have included, management of a Cashpooling function for a portfolio of Corporate clients. Operational Risk Management and Sarbanes-Oxley Controller with responsibility for Mapping, Tracking and reporting budgetary figures at a divisional level within a corporate bank. Kevin’s main role is as financial co-ordinator on European Projects for Codema, fulfilling all the reporting requirements. Kevin has a BA in English, Sociology and Politics from NUI Galway, a Diploma in Financial Services from The Institute of Bankers in Ireland and a Certified Project Management Diploma from the Institute Project Management Ireland.

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Suzanne Fitzpatrick

Communications Manager

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Suzanne has worked for Codema since March 2009. Prior to joining us, she worked for the broadcaster Newstalk 106-108FM for almost five years as a researcher and reporter. She worked for the communications team in Western... read more

Suzanne has worked for Codema since March 2009. Prior to joining us, she worked for the broadcaster Newstalk 106-108FM for almost five years as a researcher and reporter. She worked for the communications team in Western Australia’s Department of Education. Suzanne has a BA in Journalism from DCU, a Diploma in PR & Event Management from the Fitzwilliam Institute, an Executive Diploma in Digital Marketing from the Marketing Institute of Ireland and a Certificate in Internal Communciations from the Public Relations Institute of Ireland. Suzanne is responsible for heading up all communication and public relations activities within Codema, such as stakeholder engagement, event management and regular project communications.  Suzanne is responsible for leading projects such as the Think Energy campaign and award-winning Home Energy Saving Kit initiative, and has most recently rolled out an extensive stakeholder engagement and event plan for the Dublin Local Authorities' Climate Change Change Action Plans.

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Katia Tikhoniouk

Communications & Project Coordinator

Katia Tikhoniouk

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Katia joined us in April 2016 and is Codema's Communications and Project Coordinator. Prior to this, she worked in UCD and Stillwater Communications. She holds a Masters of Architecture from UCD, a Certificate in Project... read more

Katia joined us in April 2016 and is Codema's Communications and Project Coordinator. Prior to this, she worked in UCD and Stillwater Communications. She holds a Masters of Architecture from UCD, a Certificate in Project Management, and diplomas in Digital Marketing and Graphic Design & Desktop Publishing. She has written for publications such as The Independent, Passive House Plus, Council Journal and Architecture Ireland. Katia was the Internal Communications Manager on the HeatNet NWE EU project. She is responsible for assisting the Communications Manager with the graphic design of reports and other communications materials, social media, event and website management, the development and implementation of campaigns such as the expansion of the Home Energy Saving Kits, and the implementation of Codema’s communications strategy.

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Katie Harrington

Energy and Climate Awareness Officer

Katie Harrington

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Katie joined the team in July 2020 and is Codema’s Energy and Climate Awareness Officer. Prior to this, Katie worked primarily in FMCG executing numerous marketing campaigns for domestic and global CPG brands,... read more

Katie joined the team in July 2020 and is Codema’s Energy and Climate Awareness Officer. Prior to this, Katie worked primarily in FMCG executing numerous marketing campaigns for domestic and global CPG brands, including one of Ireland’s fastest growing start-ups Strong Roots, where she worked as Regional Brand Manager for the UK and Ireland. She holds a BSc in Marketing from Dublin Institute of Technology, a postgraduate diploma in Digital Marketing from the Digital Marketing Institute and is currently completing a MSc in Climate Change in DCU. Katie is the ambassador for the Home Energy Saving Kit scheme, driving awareness and delivering training and workshops to relevant stakeholders. She will be the communications lead for the Sustainable Energy Communities (SEC) programme throughout the Dublin Mid-East region, promoting the SEC network, connecting with existing community groups, organising regional workshops, and general communication of the SEC programme.

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Rebecca Cachia

Energy Engineer

Rebecca Cachia

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Rebecca joined us in April 2017 and is Codema's Energy Engineer. She holds a Masters in Sustainable Infrastructure from Dublin Institute of Technology. She previously completed a Bachelor of Architecture and Engineering... read more

Rebecca joined us in April 2017 and is Codema's Energy Engineer. She holds a Masters in Sustainable Infrastructure from Dublin Institute of Technology. She previously completed a Bachelor of Architecture and Engineering at the University of Malta, before moving to Dublin and working with a structural engineering company. Her role in Codema is to create a greenhouse gas Baseline Emissions Inventory for the four local authorities in the Dublin region, which was then used for the Climate Change Action Plans for the Dublin local authorities. Her areas of interest include land use, energy and life cycle analysis in urban developments.

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John O’Shea

Energy Systems Analyst

John O’Shea

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John holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Energy from University College Cork, and a BEng in Civil Engineering from IT Carlow. He is also a CIBSE certified Heat Networks Consultant and a qualified Domestic BER... read more

John holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Energy from University College Cork, and a BEng in Civil Engineering from IT Carlow. He is also a CIBSE certified Heat Networks Consultant and a qualified Domestic BER Assessor.  John has worked in the areas of energy master-planning, technoeconomic analysis and sustainable business case development since 2013. He also has expertise in; the design and hydraulic analysis of district heating networks, industrial energy auditing (across Europe and the US), large-scale district cooling thermo-dynamic analysis (in the Middle East), building energy compliance (in both the UK and Ireland) and energy strategy. During this period John developed specialist knowledge in the following technologies; CHP, EfW, heat pumps, hydronic systems, compressors, ORC, gas boilers, solar (PV and thermal), biomass and absorption chillers. John has also acted as an advisor on policy within the district energy sector in both the UK and Ireland specifically in the areas of financial support mechanisms, development strategy and regulatory compliance.

Since joining Codema in early 2018, John has primarily worked on the Interreg NWE South Dublin District Heating pilot project; providing technical advice, partaking in stakeholder engagement, developing procurement strategy and implementation, and performing whole life cost benefit analysis for the proposed DH system. This innovative system seeks to utilise low-temperature waste heat from a data centre to feed a large-scale heat pump and supply space heating and hot water to a cluster of nearby public and residential buildings in its initial phases. John is also responsible for the development of a heat source map and transition roadmap for South Dublin, which will act as an evidence base and reference document respectively to aid the identification and development of further district heating opportunities in the South Dublin region. John also plays an important role in the development of the Dublin Region Energy Masterplan, drawing on his previous experience developing masterplans for regions in the UK.

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Eoin Ahern

Energy Manager

Eoin Ahern

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Eoin joined Codema in March 2018 as an Energy Manager. He holds a BE in Mechanical Engineering from UCD and a Master's in Sustainable Energy from UCC. He has also completed a Research Master's at UCC, examining... read more

Eoin joined Codema in March 2018 as an Energy Manager. He holds a BE in Mechanical Engineering from UCD and a Master's in Sustainable Energy from UCC. He has also completed a Research Master's at UCC, examining innovative methods for the production of renewable natural gas. Eoin is a Certified Energy Manager and holds a Certificate in Public Procurement. He has experience as an energy analyst in the UK, working on EU funded research and development projects relating to smart domestic energy control systems. Prior to Codema, Eoin spent two years as an operations engineer at the combined heat and power (CHP) plant at St. James's Gate Brewery. Eoin's main role in Codema is to engage with local authorities on energy management. This includes carrying out project appraisal and feasibility studies, energy audits of local authority facilities, development of Energy Management Systems, monitoring and reporting of annual energy accounts to SEAI, and the generation of Display Energy Certificates (DECs) for public buildings. He is now a registered DEC assessor.

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Claire Donoghue

Office Administrator

Claire Donoghue

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Claire joined the team in January 2020 and is the Office Administrator.  Prior to joining us, Claire worked as Operations Assistant for Oireachtas TV as part of the Management and Administration Team for over 5... read more

Claire joined the team in January 2020 and is the Office Administrator.  Prior to joining us, Claire worked as Operations Assistant for Oireachtas TV as part of the Management and Administration Team for over 5 years.  She was also the Facilities Coordinator of the Oireachtas Broadcasting Unit and has had previous operational roles such as Director, Camera Operator and Sound Operator.  

She holds an M.A in Film and Television Studies from Dublin City University, a B.A in Media Production and Management from Ballyfermot College of Further Education, a H.N.D Television Operations and Production from Ballyfermot College of Further Education and was awarded a certificate of achievement for GDPR Training, CPD certified.  In December 2019, she completed the Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing, awarded by the Digital Marketing Institute in Dublin.

As Office Administrator, Claire works with Codema's dedicated team to assist with the day-to-day running of the office. She supports the company in a variety of tasks such as providing secretarial and front-of-house services and general office administration.

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Emily Clarke

Energy Engineer

Emily Clarke

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Emily joined the team in September 2021 as an Energy Engineer. She holds an BEng (Honours) in Environmental Engineering and a Bachelor of Arts from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.  Before moving to... read more

Emily joined the team in September 2021 as an Energy Engineer. She holds an BEng (Honours) in Environmental Engineering and a Bachelor of Arts from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.  Before moving to Ireland, she worked in energy efficiency and renewable energy engineering in Australia. In her previous position Emily played a major role in a team delivering an Energy Performance Contract, as well as other projects including energy audits, Solar PV design and building services design for large commercial and public sector clients. She is also a Certified Energy Manager In Training (CEM-IT). Emily's role in Codema is to support the Project Implementation Unit in the creation of a 'one-stop shop' which aims to develop a structured approach to accelerate the formation of large-scale energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.

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Shannen Healy

Project Coordinator

Shannen Healy

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Shannen joined the team in August 2021 and is Codema's Project Coordinator. Prior to this, she worked with a number of FMCG companies delivering strategic marketing campaigns, championing and selling brands across... read more

Shannen joined the team in August 2021 and is Codema's Project Coordinator. Prior to this, she worked with a number of FMCG companies delivering strategic marketing campaigns, championing and selling brands across Ireland. She previously worked with Irelands' largest E-Commerce platform MyMilkman.ie (Glanbia PLC), managing client relationships across Ireland, upskilling and training clients and managing promotional activities. Shannen also worked with Diageo, delivering marketing campaigns for Guinness and Carlsberg across Ireland. She holds a BSc in Microbiology, MSc in Food Business and Innovation, and most recently, a Higher Diploma in Sustainability in Enterprise, all from University College of Cork.  Shannen is responsible for assisting Codema's Project Manager, and is responsible for the Sustainable Energy Communities (SEC) programme throughout the Dublin Mid-East region.

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Ciarán Murphy

Policy Manager & Research, Development and Innovation Lead

Ciarán Murphy

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Ciarán joined the team in December 2021 and is Codema's policy manager. Prior to working for Codema, Ciarán worked for SEAI via a research fellowship collaboration with UCD Energy Institute. As project secretariat for... read more

Ciarán joined the team in December 2021 and is Codema's policy manager. Prior to working for Codema, Ciarán worked for SEAI via a research fellowship collaboration with UCD Energy Institute. As project secretariat for the SEAI National Heat Study, he played a coordination and leadership role on the project, which explored in detail various pathways to net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 in Ireland's heat sector. Prior to that Ciarán spent five years working for ESB Networks, where he had various roles, including modelling renewable generator connections to the distribution grid, local network design, coordinating project scope and business requirements across multiple teams in the smart metering project, and facilitating the design of new ways of working for smart metering as the project entered its delivery phase. His time in ESB also included a secondment to ESB Innovation where he took part in a four month business innovation incubator programme in collaboration with Dogpatch Labs.

Ciarán has a bachelor's in mechanical engineering and a master's in energy systems engineering from UCD. His role in Codema is to be Codema's policy analyst and expert, as well as coordinating the research, development and innovation area of Codema.

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Maria Fernanda Diaz

Energy Manager

Maria Fernanda Diaz

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Maria joined the team in January 2022 and is Codema’s Energy Manager. She holds a Specialization in Operations Management and a BEng in Energy Technologies from Universidad Panamericana. . In her previous job as energy... read more

Maria joined the team in January 2022 and is Codema’s Energy Manager. She holds a Specialization in Operations Management and a BEng in Energy Technologies from Universidad Panamericana. . In her previous job as energy engineer, she supported the technical team in the identification, analysis and  calculations of energy savings projects and carbon emissions. Before moving to Ireland, she worked as energy engineer in the facilities department in Cooper Standard in Mexico. Internally, she led energy audits to identify significant users, tracked electricity and gas consumption, designed energy savings projects, monitored and forecasted energy consumptions and collaborated in ISO 14001 and 50001 implementation in her workplace. Maria also entered a trainee program, rotating in different departments to learn about the operations of the company for strategic decisions. As Energy Manager in Codema, she will implement and maintain the Energy Management Systems for the Local Authorities facilities, collect and report their annual energy accounts and identify potential energy efficiency projects.

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Conor Leahy

Senior Energy Manager

Conor Leahy

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Conor joined the team in February 2022 and is Codema’s Senior Energy Manager. He holds a BE in Biosystems Engineering from UCD, a MSc in Energy Management from DIT and is both a Certified Measurement & Verification... read more

Conor joined the team in February 2022 and is Codema’s Senior Energy Manager. He holds a BE in Biosystems Engineering from UCD, a MSc in Energy Management from DIT and is both a Certified Measurement & Verification Professional and a Certified Energy Manager. Before working at Codema, Conor was the Energy Credits Programme Manager in ESB Smart Energy Services where he managed a team in the delivery of the ESB's commercial and industrial Energy Efficiency Obligation. Conor also spent several years working at Crowley Carbon as the Measurement and Verification (M&V) Lead for North and South America where he was responsible for the measurement and verification of numerous large projects for international clients. Before this, he was working with Modus Energy as an Energy Engineer, where he was involved in the delivery of M&V, S.I.426 audits and ISO 50001 implementation for Irish customers. Through his various roles, he has gained expertise in M&V, Energy Analysis, Energy Auditing and ISO 50001. As Senior Energy Manager in Codema, he will lead the implementation and maintenance of ISO 50001 for the four Dublin Local Authorities, the monitoring and reporting of their annual energy accounts to the SEAI and the identification of potential energy efficiency projects within the Local Authorities.

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Adam Doyle

Energy Engineer

Adam Doyle

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Adam joined Codema in April 2022 as an Energy Engineer. He holds a Master's Degree in Energy Systems Engineering from UCD, and a B.Sc. in Energy Systems Engineering and B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering from TUD. He is... read more

Adam joined Codema in April 2022 as an Energy Engineer. He holds a Master's Degree in Energy Systems Engineering from UCD, and a B.Sc. in Energy Systems Engineering and B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering from TUD. He is also an SEAI qualified Domestic and Non Domestic BER assessor. Prior to joining Codema, Adam worked as a Mechanical Engineer for Building Design Partnership, and Mitsubishi Electric where he has gained extensive experience in sustainable building design, and HVAC systems. Adam's role in Codema is to support the Project Implementation (PI) & Research, Development and Innovation (RD&I) teams. His responsibilities include technical support on district heating projects such as techno-economic analysis, policy modelling, and financial modelling.

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Neil O’Leary

Energy Engineer

Neil O’Leary

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Neil joined Codema in May 2022 as an Energy Engineer. He holds a BE in Energy Engineering from University College Cork and an MSc in Energy Science from Trinity College Dublin. He is currently completing a thesis on the... read more

Neil joined Codema in May 2022 as an Energy Engineer. He holds a BE in Energy Engineering from University College Cork and an MSc in Energy Science from Trinity College Dublin. He is currently completing a thesis on the application of heat network zoning in Ireland. Prior to joining Codema, Neil worked as an energy engineer with PM Group in Cork and Integral Group in Vancouver, where he gained extensive experience in sustainable systems and building design. He has worked on projects in Ireland, Canada, California and mainland Europe. Neil's main role in Codema is to support the Research, Development and Innovation (RD&I) cell. His responsibilities include techno-economic feasibility studies of low-carbon energy district heating projects, facilitating the development of renewable energy projects in Dublin, supporting the local authorities in meeting low-carbon energy policy requirements , supporting Codema’s work on any upcoming EU or national funded projects and preparing responses to public consultations in the area of energy and climate change.

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Sarah Dell

Communications & Events Intern

Sarah Dell

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Sarah joined the team in July 2022 as an intern for our Communications, Engagement and Awareness team, primarily helping to support the team organise and deliver events for Dublin Climate Action Week. She is currently... read more

Sarah joined the team in July 2022 as an intern for our Communications, Engagement and Awareness team, primarily helping to support the team organise and deliver events for Dublin Climate Action Week. She is currently undertaking a MSc in Climate Change in DCU, and has a B.A. Hons in Economic and Social Science, majoring in Political Science and Sociology from Trinity College Dublin. She has a professional history in primarily fashion retail, working in various in-store management positions for a variety of multinational brands. Looking to align her professional direction with her academic pursuits, she is excited to expand her knowledge and skill-set while working at Codema.

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Admir Shala

District Heating Development Manager

Admir Shala

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Admir joined the Codema team in September 2022 with the aim to manage Ireland's first public district heating scheme on behalf of South Dublin County Council. He has a BSc (Honours Degree) in Electrical Services and... read more

Admir joined the Codema team in September 2022 with the aim to manage Ireland's first public district heating scheme on behalf of South Dublin County Council. He has a BSc (Honours Degree) in Electrical Services and Energy Management from Technological University Dublin and an MSc in Energy, Environmental Technology and Economics from the University of London. Previously, Admir created and developed the Kosovo Energy Efficiency Fund in Pristina as the Managing Director and the Biomass Cogeneration Plant in his hometown of Gjakova, Republic of Kosovo. He participated in many energy events, conferences, study visits, workshops, seminars and training programmes worldwide and has extensive experience with international organisations all over the Europe. His role is to lead the newly-established not-for-profit Heat Works energy utility, which is owned by South Dublin County Council. In addition, he is responsible for day-to-day management of duties and tasks for Heat Works to provide thermal energy for public or private buildings in South Dublin. Admir brings a unique combination of skills encompassing technical and engineering expertise and business acumen in the area of energy efficiency measures, with the focus on district heating, a concept of which is relatively new to Ireland.

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Valentyna Huch-Denysenko

Energy Engineer Intern

Valentyna Huch-Denysenko

Valentyna has worked with Codema since September 2022 as an Energy Engineer intern to conduct detailed energy audits of local authority buildings across Dublin. She holds a Masters in Energy Management and a certificate... read more

Valentyna has worked with Codema since September 2022 as an Energy Engineer intern to conduct detailed energy audits of local authority buildings across Dublin. She holds a Masters in Energy Management and a certificate in Energy Audits for Buildings from Energy Saving International.
She has more than 12 years of professional experience in energy efficiency in Ukraine. Before moving to Ireland, she worked as a senior expert in energy efficiency in the Reform Support Team of the Ministry for Communities and Territories Development. During her time in this role she supported implementing the EU Directive 2010/31/EU «Energy Performance of Buildings » and Directive 2012/27/EU «Energy Efficiency» in Ukraine.
Valentyna also worked in the consulting company «ESCO Ecosys» as the head of the energy audit department. During her career in there, she developed: 10 sustainable energy action plans (SEAP) for cities, municipal energy plans, 20 heat supply schemes for Ukrainian cities, and conducted 65 energy audits of residential and public buildings.

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