2021 events coming soon....
In the meantime, feel free to watch two of our most recent online events. The first event was held for current Sustainable Energy Communities, the second was for anyone interested in saving energy at home and in their community. During this event we introduced the Sustainable Energy Communities Programme, we heard from two SECs on the ground, we also shared some of our top tips for saving energy this winter and introduced our Home Energy Saving Kit Scheme.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9TH, 6:30PM-8:15pm
SEC REGIONAL EVENT- DUBLIN/MID-EAST REGION
Best-practice governance in my Sustainable Energy Community- Maximising resources and efficiency in my SEC committee
- Stuart Garland, Training & Programmes Manager from Volunteer Ireland.
- Stuart will be joining us to share advice on how to effectively manage time and resources when it comes to your SEC.
Promoting my SEC
- Suzanne Fitzpatrick, Communications Manager from Dublin's Energy Agency Codema.
- Suzanne will share best-practice tips for effectively promoting your SEC to a wider network.
Learning from each other- Case studies from Sustainable Energy Communities
- Brian Murphy, St. John Bosco Youth Centre CLG
- Peter Hamilton, Maynooth Town SEC
- We have invited two Sustainable Energy Communities to share their experience of the "Plan" stage within the three-step process. They will share their main challenges, successes and lessons learned.
Credit Unions & Sustainable Energy Communities
- Gerry McConville, CEO of Capital Credit Union
Registration closed. You can watch the recording here
The Drimnagh Sustainable Energy Community is a community collaboration between St. John Bosco Youth Centre and Our Lady's Hall, both of which are seven-day-a-week locallly managed facilities. The two buildings were built in the 1940's / 1950's and because of that there were significant opportunities to examine ways to make them more energy efficient. Both facilities are located in Drimnagh which contains approximately 5,500 homes, the vast majority of which were built in the 1940's/1950's. The SEC plan is to upgrade the community facilities and also to promote and encourage and provide information to households to improve their homes energy efficiency, through the development of an Energy Master Plan.
About Maynooth Town SEC
Maynooth Town Sustainable Energy Community was established in 2018 in collaboration with Maynooth Community Council and Maynooth Tidy Towns. The members of this SEC are working together to create a healthy and low-carbon community for all of their residents, and a safe clean future for future generations.
They are currently making good progress with their Energy Master Plan which they expect to complete in the first quarter of 2021. Their first target will be household upgrades, tackling the large number of homes in their community built between 1970 and 2000 with poor energy ratings and studying financing schemes to help make that happen. They are also interested in supporting homes that are eligible for free energy upgrades under the Warmer Homes Scheme. They have been active in reaching out to community organisations and business groups for more ambitious projects. Maynooth SEC believe that partnering with more experienced organisations will help them make progress more rapidly.
THURSDAY, 10TH DECEMBER, 6:30PM-8PM
SAVE ENERGY AT HOME AND IN YOUR COMMUNITY
- Are you interested in learning how to save energy this Winter, especially when working from home?
- Would you like to know more about SEAI's Sustainable Energy Community Programme and how you can get involved?
- Would you like to hear more about our Home Energy Saving Kits that are available to borrow for free from libraries across Ireland?
Then this is the event for you!
As the regional co-ordinator for the Sustainable Energy Community (SEC) network in the Dublin Mid-East Region, we will be hosting an online event on December 10th from 6:30pm-8pm sharing top tips and case studies to get you saving energy this winter. As well as informative and engaging talks discussing home and community energy savings, there will be an opportunity to ask questions to our panel at the end of the session.
- The Sustainable Energy Communities programme, Gavin Harte, SEC Regional Co-ordinator with Codema.
- Case studies of current Sustainable Energy Communities, Finian McEvoy from Laragh/Glendalough SEC & Megan Kuster from Ringsend/Irishtown Energy Cooperative.
- Energy saving in the home with the Home Energy Saving Kit, Katie Harrington, Codema's Energy & Climate Awareness Officer.
Our Communications Manager Suzanne Fitzpatrick spoke to Dublin South FM about what to expect from our event on December 10th, you can listen to their conversation here which begins at 25 mins.