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Matheson hosts energy efficiency seminar

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PRACTICE AREA GROUP: Projects
DATE: 08.05.2013

On Thursday, 2 May 2013 Matheson hosted a breakfast seminar on energy efficiency.

Michael O'Connor, head of the Projects, Energy and Construction Group at Matheson, chaired the event, which focused on improving the energy efficiency of buildings. The seminar also addressed legal contractual strategies and financial options to address barriers to realising energy-related cost savings.

Among the speakers was Majella Kelleher, head of Energy Demand Management with the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI). Majella discussed SEAI’s energy efficiency support programmes, including the national energy efficiency fund.

Cian O'Riordan, managing director of PowerTherm Solutions, an energy company that assists clients to reduce their energy use and costs, discussed the approach organisations can adopt to improving energy efficiency including Energy Performance Contracting and Energy Performance Related Payments.

Other speakers at the event included Heather Murphy, a solicitor in the Projects, Energy and Construction Group at Matheson, who advises on renewable and sustainable energy, procurement and regulatory law issues. Heather highlighted the new key legal obligations imposed on construction industry professionals and building owners and occupiers, focusing on the Energy Efficiency Directive, the Recast Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, the European Union (Energy Performance of Buildings) Regulations 2012 and Part L of the Buildings Regulations. Heather also highlighted some of the key elements of an energy performance contract.

If you have any queries in relation to the seminar, please contact Michael O'Connor.

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