Nov 02 2023 Posted: 16:00 GMT

ENLIGHT Lecture on “Sustainable Cities/Smart Cities"

How can we make cities more sustainable and green? What is necessary to make them more friendly toward the changing society? Join our online lecture on "Sustainable Cities/Smart Cities" on November 8th at 3 pm CET! More Info

Sep 29 2021 Posted: 11:00 GMT

REACT and Geofit Projects workshops

Tomorrow afternoon REACT and Geofit Projects will be at #SP21 in a joint workshop organised by @RINA1861 with #H2020 sister projects presenting the different collaborative approaches and perspectives they all have for energy transition in islands and renewable heating and cooling solutions for buildings and Industry 2.0.

Feb 26 2021 Posted: 14:00 GMT

IRUSE in the MaREI Symposium 2020

IRUSE group has participated in the MaREI Sympsium 2020. The presentations of each IRUSE member can be found in the following links:

  • Alessandro Piccinini: Utilising Reduced Order Models (ROM) to estimate energy savings of building retrofits.
  • Letizia D'Angelo: An investigation of data acquisition techniques to support the development of Building Information Models.
  • Adeleh Mohammadi: H2020 Indigo (New generation of Intelligent Efficient District Cooling systems)
  • Dayanne Peretti/Paulo Lissa: H2020 RESPOND (integrated demand REsponse Solution towards energy POsitive NeighbourhooDs)
  • Luis Miguel Blanes Restoy: H2020 Hit2Gap (Highly Innovative building control Tools Tackling the energy performance GAP)
  • Magdalena Hajdukiewicz: H2020 GeoFit (Deployment of novel GEOthermal systems, technologies and tools for energy efficient building retroFITting.)
  • Paul Moran: H2020 TURNKEY RETROFIT (TURNKEY solution for home RETROFITting)

The MaREI Symposium 2020 video presentations are now available on MaREI YouTube Channel under the “MaREI Symposium 2020- RA7” Playlist.

Jan 22 2021 Posted: 11:00 GMT

Geofit 2nd review meeting

January has been intense as the Geofit partners have been preparing for today's second review meeting! We are now gathered online as each work package presents the evolution of the project to date.

Sep 22 2020 Posted: 17:30 GMT

Alessandro Piccinini and Desirée Arias presented in BSO-V 2020

This evening, Alessandro Piccinini and Desirée Arias of IRUSE group presented their papers on the Building Simulation and Optimization 2020 conference.

Alessandro presented the paper "A novel ROM methodology to support the estimation of the energy savings under the Measurement and Verification protocol". The authors of this paper were Alessandro Piccinini, Magdalena Hajdukiewicz, Letizia D'Angelo, Luis Miguel Blanes y Marcus M. Keane.

Desirée presented the paper "Advanced machine learning techniques for predictive maintenance of HVAC subsystems based on energy consumption prediction" developed in collaboration with the GSI group of the University of Valladolid in Spain. The authors of this paper are Desirée Arias-Requejo, Carlos J. Alonso-Gonzalez, Belarmino Pulido and Marcus M. Keane.

Sep 1 2020 Posted: 13:00 GMT

Sarah O'Connel did the first on-line PhD defence for an IRUSE colleague

On August 7th, Sarah O'Connel succesfully defended her PhD thesis on-line, being the first PhD defence for an IRUSE colleague.

A big congratulations to Sarah on her excellent work and thesis outcome.

Nov 18 2019 Posted: 15:00 GMT

IRUSE attended to SPHERE project 2nd G.A. meeting

IRUSE Group has attended to the 2nd General Assembly meeting of the H2020 SPHERE project this month. The meeting was organized by Empresarios Agrupados and took place in their premises in Madrid.

SPHERE project just finished its first year, in which we have been investigating how our BIM-based Digital Twin Platform will be integrated in the building lifecycle to reduce costs and improve energy efficiency.

More news about this project can be found here.

Jun 3 2019 Posted: 10:00 GMT

Phd position at NUI Galway

Applications are invited for a PhD position as part of the ENERGE project with the Whitaker Institute and the College of Engineering and Informatics (Civil Engineering), National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway). This position is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (under the North-West Europe InterReg programme) and is available on a full-time basis from September 2019.

Applicants should hold at least a second class honours degree (Grade 1) in various disciplines including business, social science, marketing and also engineering disciplines (civil, environmental or industrial). Candidates with equivalent degrees in related areas may apply.

Informal inquiries can be sent to Applicants will be required to send a cover letter and CV to by June 7th 2019 and subsequent to review the successful candidate will be invited to apply for a NUI Galway PhD scholarship at this link:

For more information about this position, please click here.

May 10 2019 Posted: 11:00 GMT

GEMS video presentation for 2019 US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards

NUI Galway with Boston Scientific was shortlisted under the category "Irish Higher Education Institution/Research Centre with US corporate links" for GEMS a Global Energy Management System scientifically researched & developed by NUI Galway, Boston Scientific & Insight Centre. In the video, Dr. Noel Finnerty (Director, Global Real State & Facilities of Boston Scientific) explain more about the aim of GEMS.

Apr 17 2019 Posted: 11:00 GMT

7th edition of Sustainable Places

The 7th edition of Sustainable Places will take place in Caligari, Italy (June 5-7, 2019), Europe's #1 destination for dissemination of research, collaboration, networking and the creation of market opportunities

Renowned for showcasing results coming out of the EU Horizon 2020 Framework Programme Sustainable Places prides itself on being an ideal platform for the dissemination of research, the conduct of workshops, EU project clustering and networking between stakeholders of all types. Download the call for proposals to submit your contribution type and tell us how we can help make Sustainable Places effective for you.

For more information about this event, please click here.

Apr 17 2019 Posted: 10:00 GMT

GEOFIT Video Presentation

This short motion graphics video explains the context from which the European project Geofit arises: the environmental problem and the barriers and difficulties it faces, as well as the effective and integral solutions provided by the project. It also describes the characteristics of our geothermal retrofitting systems and our innovative tools, methods and technologies. Finally, the video presents the pilot sites where the Geofit systems will be installed to demonstrate the results and all the countries that make up our consortium.

For more information about this project, please click here.

Apr 08 2019 Posted: 16:00 GMT

18th International Conference On Sustainable Energy Technologies

SET 2019, hosted by the Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), is a multi–disciplinary, peer-reviewed international conference on sustainable energy sources and technologies that provides a forum for the exchange of latest technical information, the dissemination of the high-quality research results, the presentation of the new developments in the area, and the debate and shaping of future directions and priorities for sustainable development and energy security.


Contributions are invited on the topics within the conference scope of sustainable energy technologies.

All contributions should be of high quality, original and not published elsewhere or submitted for publication during the review period. All accepted papers will be presented orally or by poster, and included in the conference proceedings. Selected papers will be published in several international journals including our partner journals.

For more information about this conference, please click here.

Apr 05 2019 Posted: 15:00 GMT

Fully Funded PhDs Available

PhD position available through ERBE (Energy Resilience in the Built Environment) application of which NUIG is partner thought MaREI.

Applications deadline: 5pm on 14th April 2019 (GMT)

ERBE represents an exciting partnership between MaREI (Ireland), University College London (UK), and the University of Loughborough (UK) that is funded through the SFI-EPSRC ‘Centres for Doctoral Training’ (CDT) Programme, and which aims to promote excellence in research through the training of cohorts of doctoral students and the fostering of collaboration between UK and Ireland based researchers.

MaREI institutional partners: University College Cork (UCC), National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG), University of Limerick (UL), Maynooth University (MU), University College Dublin (UCD), Cork Institute of Technology (CIT), Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin), and the Economic and Social Research Institute.

For more information about these vacancies, please click here.

Industry and government partners of ERBE.
ERBE partners.

Mar 13 2019 Posted: 13:00 GMT

GEMS shortlisted for 2019 US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards

The shortlisted organisations for the 2019 US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards were announced at the American Chamber of Commerce Transatlantic Conference on Thursday, 7 March.

NUI Galway with Boston Scientific has been shortlisted under the category "Irish Higher Education Institution/Research Centre with US corporate links" for GEMS a Global Energy Management System scientifically researched & developed by NUI Galway, Boston Scientific & Insight Centre.

GEMS delivered a Global Energy Management System empowering Boston Scientific to become the 1st global Medical Device Company to commit to being Carbon Neutral by 2030 through innovation in energy management and carbon reduction.

The GEMS NUI Galway–Boston Scientific team 2013-2017

Back Row (L-R): Dr. Marcus Keane, Mr. Sergio Contreras, Dr. Raymond Sterling. Front Row: L-R: Dr. Daniel Coakley, Mr. Ronan Coffey, Mr. Paul Donhauser, Dr. Noel Finnerty

Boston Scientific and SFI Insight team

Front Row (L-R): Dr. Noel Finnerty (BSC), Dr. Marcus Keane (NUIG), Mr. Ronan Coffey (BSC). Back Row (L-R): Mr. PJ Meally (Insight), Mr. Marc Mellotte (Insight), Mr. Carlos Tighe (Insight)

Mar 5 2019 Posted: 12:00 GMT

Galway Energy Summit 2019

The Galway Energy Summit (GES) was founded in 2018 and is Ireland’s only  student and youth  inspired energy summit. This event provides a unique opportunity  by connecting academia, community, industry and government. GES creates a space for all to discuss and debate sustainability, technology, climate change and innovation. Last year, the event attracted over 500 delegates and partnered with 20  companies and organisations which included  ESB, Crowley Carbon, Jaguar Land Rover, and Accenture. These companies and organisations had a first-hand opportunity to connect with all of the delegates, engaging in meaningful discussion and promoting job opportunities in the industry. In 2019, GES will be hosted in NUIG on Tuesday the 12th of March. The theme for the event will be “Changing for our climate” with an additional focus on the role of technology in shaping the way to a sustainable energy future.

We invite you to join us on the 12th of March. 

Galway Energy Summit