indgoThe IRUSE Galway within the  College of Engineering and Informatics, the  Ryan Institute at the NUI Galway, IBPSA Ireland  and theINDIGO project are organising a half-day workshop  held in the Alice Perry Building at NUI Galway on the 29th of March 2017. The workshop will explore the topic of " District Energy Systems".  It was supported ny NUIG, Ryan Institue, IRUSE, Engineers Ireland, IBPSA, ASHRAE and the EU.

Date: Wednesday 29th of March 2107; Time: 14:00 – 19:00

Venue: Room ENG-G047, Alice Perry Building (Engineering Building), National University of Ireland, Galway, University Road, Galway, Ireland. 

Workshop overview

Heating and cooling is the EU’s biggest energy sector representing 50% of final energy consumption. According to the JRC, this sector is the most problematic to decarbonise. A promising solution is the broad uptake of district energy systems which can be up to 10 times more efficient than traditional systems. Discussions in the workshop will centre around how to increase the penetration of district heating and cooling technologies in the EU energy sector.

Workshop aim

This workshop will bring together a range of stakeholders to share their experts’ opinions towards meeting the need for improved efficiency in the built environment and the wide-spread use of district energy systems to achieve global carbon reduction goals. In addition, the workshop will serve a networking purpose in the field of district energy systems.

Who should attend?

The workshop will be of interest to all professionals and researchers with interest in the fields of energy efficiency, district energy, energy policy and integration of RET and new energy technologies in the built environment.

Organisations presenting include

  •         Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (Ireland)
  •       IK4- TEKNIKER (Spain)
  •        National University of Ireland, Galway (Ireland)
  •        Cork Institute of Technology (Ireland)        Veolia (France)
  •        Masdar Institute of Technology (UAE)
  •        Schneider Electric (France)
  •       IDP Ingeniería y Arquitectura Iberia (Spain)
  •        KU Leuven (Belgium)
  •        University College Dublin (Ireland) 


INDIGO: More efficient, intelligent & cheaper District Cooling systems

Susana Lopez


Pentagon Project: Energy Management Platform

Elisa Olivero


E2Dsitring - Energy Efficient Optimised District Heating and Cooling

Martin Klepal


Smart Heat / Smart Communities

Ruth Buggie


New Technologies for District Energy Systems

Mikel Borras


Towards zero-energy districts – from modelling to optimization

Glenn Reynders

KU Leuven

A virtual neighbourhood – developing a District Information model Server

Walter O’Grady


Simulation to support Microgrid and district grid

Patrick Béguery

Schneider Electric

District Cooling Networks

Julien Watel