24 & 25 January 2019
Geofit Workshop & CPD EVENT:
Geothermal Energy in Ireland & the GEOFIT solution
• GEOFIT Workshop
January 24 – 14.00-16.30
Title: Geofit Workshop – Local Stakeholders
Venue: BOARDROOM , 3rd Floor Engineering Building 3052
The objective of this workshop dedicated to GEOFIT’s stakeholders is to present the project’s objectives, the IDDS process and its different steps. We fundamentally want to establish a communication channel with the stakeholders, enumerate the requirements and needs of the occupants of the buildings, compile the maximum information on the existing construction and start to enumerate the visions, goals and objectives that cover a wide range of economic, environmental and social performance criteria.
January 25 – 12.00-20.00
Title: Pilot site visit & Geofit Workshop – Aran Islands
Venue: Pilot site visit – Killeaney Cottages, Geofit Workshop – Halla Rónáin
The next day, from 12.00 to 17.00, there will be a visit to the pilot site of the Aran Islands, where visitors will be able to see the houses where the Geofit systems will be installed and also meet and talk to their inhabitants. Later, from 18.00 to 20.00, the Workshop with the local stakeholders will continue, including in the debate the recent visit to the demo site and the requirements, needs and objectives exposed. Finally, the results will be reviewed and the conclusions of the Workshop will be drawn.
• CPD event:
January 24 – 17.00-19.00
Title: Geothermal Energy in Ireland & the Geofit Solution
Venue: NUIG Engineering, ENG-G047
As we aim for a cleaner and greener future in Ireland, it has become evident that we must make use of a mix of energy sources to provide reliability and energy efficiency in our day to day lives. The aim of this CPD is to discuss the topic of Geothermal Energy in detail, a largely untapped resource to date. In particular, the talk will discuss the potential of geothermal energy in Ireland. The talk will be led by Ric Pasquali, the chairperson of the geothermal association of Ireland. In addition to this, the CPD will introduce projects and implementation of geothermal sources in a wide range of scenarios – in particular a presentation will be carried out on the Geofit project by Thomas Messervey of R2M Solutions and Gisela Soley of Comsa. NUI Galway are also a key partner to our project.
In summary the aim is to provide a full review of the past, current and future use of geothermal energy in Ireland, providing details on its implications, drawbacks and opportunities.
Geothermal Energy in Ireland – Current & Future Uses
• Geothermal energy types & uses (shallow vs deep)
• Geothermal energy use in Ireland and in EU context
• Deep geo Irish resources and previous/ongoing studies/projects
• Potential future utilization & comparative case study from other European region
Secondly, all delegates will get an introduction to the Geofit Project and learn how geothermal energy can be used in retrofitting concepts. As well as this, delegates will learn about other geothermal EU projects.
• Ric Pasquali
• Thomas Messervey
• Gisela Soley
NUIG as moderator will open the floor to the audience and promote discussion and questions for all speakers.