Focusing on energy demand reduction through efficiency and conservation, David Hughes presents an alternative, integrated vision of how to reach renewable energy and CO2 emissions targets while creating new economic opportunities. David will also discuss the issues and possibilities presented by large, international data centres and their effect on Ireland’s renewable energy targets.
David Hughes is a specialist low energy and historic conservation architect with over 25 years of practical experience. He also designed the first non-residential ‘passivhaus’ for the Irish State or Semi-State Sector.
He has won many national and international awards, including two international awards for low energy and environmental design, and has spoken and written both nationally and internationally on energy issues, in particular the opportunities presented by a nationwide deep retrofit and how to finance it.
Since 2014 Hughes has been serving as secretary of the PHAI and sits on the National Scientific Committee for Energy and Sustainability of ICOMOS Ireland.
IRELAND'S ENERGY FUTURE? Suir Valley Environmental Group Conference, Clonmel, January 20th, 2016.
The Suir Valley Environmental Group presents an evening of talks on Wind Energy and Decarbonisation, Energy Economics, and Energy Demand and Efficiency with Dr Fred Udo, (Physicist and Engineer), Colm McCarthy, (Economist), and David Hughes, (Architect). The talks will be followed by a Q&A chaired by Dr Gerald Mills, (UCD School of Geography and President of the Geographical Society of Ireland).
‘Renewable Energy’ has become an accepted and unquestioned mantra: if it’s renewable it must be good regardless of whether or not it reduces CO2 emissions efficiently. If Ireland is to continue to commit to high investment and substantial, long term changes to our energy system, we must ask hard questions about our renewable energy policy.