Codema is the regional co-ordinator for the Sustainable Energy Community (SEC) network in the Dublin Mid-East Region. This region is made up of close to 100 Sustainable Energy Communities in Dublin City, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, Fingal, South Dublin, Wicklow, Kildare and Meath.
Each SEC in the Dublin Mid-East Region is provided with a coordinated mentor to guide you through the 3-step process of 'Learn-Plan-Do’, and who your mentor is will depend on what local authority area you are in.
See the list below to find out your local authority area's dedicated mentor. If you are unsure which local authority area your SEC group belongs to, you can find out here.
To contact the regional co-ordinator, email Katia Tikhoniouk at email@example.com.
Regional Co-ordinator: Katia Tikhoniouk, Codema
CONTACT: firstname.lastname@example.org Codema's Katia Tikhoniouk is the regional coordinator for the Sustainable Energy Community (SEC) network in the Dublin... read more
Codema's Katia Tikhoniouk is the regional coordinator for the Sustainable Energy Community (SEC) network in the Dublin Mid-East Region.
Katia has worked with Codema since 2016 and is Codema's Communications and Project Coordinator. She is also responsible for assisting Codema's Project Manager with the 13-partner HeatNet NWE EU project, and is the project's Internal Communications Manager.
She also assists Codema's 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.
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 online.
Dublin City mentor: Gerard Doherty
Gerard is a Chartered Engineer who has worked in energy efficiency and energy management since 2007. He has assisted over 300 organisations to date worldwide... read more
Gerard lives and works in Dublin City and is involved in the Dublin Bay South Green Party and his local sports clubs.
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Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown mentor: Gavin Harte
Gavin Harte has an MSc in Sustainable Development from DIT Dublin. He is a sustainability entrepreneur and has initiated many sustainability focused start-ups... read more
Gavin now runs ESD Training, his consultancy for education in sustainable development. Gavin has two years experience with SEAI as a Sustainable Energy Community Mentor and recently started working with Codema as an SEC Mentor in Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown. Gavin was recently awarded contracts to deliver free climate action training courses for communities in Cavan and Kildare, funded by Cavan and Kildare LEADER companies.
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Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown mentor: Katie O’Brien
Katie O’Brien is from and lives in the Dún Laoghaire area. Katie has worked with ESD Training delivering energy awareness events and programmes on climate... read more
With a business background including project and programme management, Katie has recently been working in education with schools and councils locally to deliver nature connection and sustainability programmes through Forest Schools.
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Fingal mentor: Eric Dennis
Eric, a proud Fingallian, has been working on behalf of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) for the last 5 and half years in various roles. He... read more
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South Dublin mentor: Raoul Empey
Raoul is director of Sustineo, a consultancy for businesses, organisations and people who want to reduce the impact they have on the environment and on society.... read more
As a Climate Reality Leader, Raoul has been personally trained by former US Vice President Al Gore in the communication of climate change. He has advised the Cool Planet Experience on its Champions outreach programme, and is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and Chartered Engineer (CEng). Since 2012, he has acted as energy advisor and certified trainer for various SEAI panels including its Sustainable Energy Community programmes.
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South Dublin mentor: Conor Molloy
Conor Molloy is a climate reality leader, transport specialist, energy advisor, mentor and trainer. Since 2005, he has helped community groups, schools and... read more
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South Dublin mentor: Romain Poissonnier
Romain joined Sustineo in 2019, after having completed a curriculum within EM Normandie in France, a 3rd level school for MSc in business management. During his... read more
In his own time, Romain enjoys hiking in nature, and he has led several mobile youth camps to raise awareness on biodiversity protection in the “Pays de Bray” in Normandy.
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Co. Kildare mentor: Emer Conway
Originally from Ballymore Eustace, but now living in Clane, Emer has worked extensively with various community groups and social enterprises to distribute... read more
She set up the first Sustainable Energy Community in Kildare in 2019 and plans to work closely with SEAI and KCC in 2020 to build out more strong SECs in order to boost climate action specifically around how we use energy in Kildare – enabling every person, every journey and every building to be a valuable contributor to positive climate action in their daily lives.
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Co. Meath mentor: Philip Mc Cormack
Philip is a former telecommunications engineer with ESB who has a degree in information systems and qualifications in Green Energy Business and Community... read more
He is the coordinator of the Batterstown SEC; this has been a highly successful example of a SEC that has recently moved on to the Energy Masterplan phase of its journey, which will give its participants a range of energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions for their community. Philip is committed to helping other SECs on this journey.
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Co. Wicklow mentor: Simon Whelan
Simon is an energy industry professional with over 15 years’ experience working in the renewable energy and energy efficiency sector in Ireland. He has expert... read more
Simon set up the Greystones and Delgany Sustainable Energy Community (SEC) and has completed numerous SEAI grant-aided energy projects over his career. He sees the SEC programme as a massive opportunity for communities to become more resilient and sustainable.
Simon is a Chartered Energy Manager and Member of the Energy Institute. He holds an MSc in Climate Change and Sustainable Development and is a registered Building Energy Rating assessor, SEAI Technical Advisor and SEAI Renewable Energy Installer.
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