Sustainable Energy Focused Cities and Communities Conference

19 June 2019


As humans in the developed world now spend around 90% of their time in buildings, how we use, misuse, save or waste energy in buildings is critical to climate crisis adaptation. This is compounded by our exponentially increasing global population, expected to be close to 10 billion by 2050, and by projections that in 2050 the majority of that population will be urban. Our cities and mega-cities are fast becoming the natural habitat of humans. As countries re-grow after the most recent recession, so too is our energy consumption rate on the rise. Collection of data on all of this energy use will be vital to ensure appropriate and successful measures are implemented to curb this rise in energy consumption. The International Energy Agency is a key player in this area; ‘Providing data, analysis and solutions on all fuels and all technologies; helping governments, industry and citizens make good energy choices’.

ENERCONF is a conference dedicated to examining energy related areas in sustainable cities and communities, as described in the United Nations Development Programme Sustainable Development Goal - 11, “More than half of us live in cities. By 2050, two-thirds of all humanity—6.5 billion people—will be urban. Sustainable development cannot be achieved without significantly transforming the way we build and manage our urban spaces.”

This inaugural event will focus on Energy and Building Data, Models and Software with emphasis on the work carried out in the International Energy Agency (IEA) for Energy in Buildings and Communities (EBC) Annex 70 – Building Energy Epidemiology: Analysis of real building energy use at scale.

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Event Schedule

Registration / Breakfast
  • 08:00 - 08:50
  • 08:50 - 09:00
Tony Day
Executive Director
International Energy Research Centre (IERC)
  • 09:00 - 09:15
Panel Session
Facilitator - Beth Massey
Head of Research - International Energy Research Centre (IERC)
Tadj Oreszczyn
Professor of Energy and Environment - University College London (UCL)
Dr Ian Hamilton
Associate Professor - UCL Energy Institute, University College London, UK
Jelle Laverge
Tenured Academic Staff
  • 10:15 - 10:40
Morning Break
  • 10:40 - 11:00
Xavier Dubuisson
Managing Director
XD Sustainable Energy Consulting Ltd
  • 14:15 - 14:30
Martin Howley
Programme Manager
Energy Policy Statistical Support Unit - SEAI
  • 14:45 - 15:00
Matt Kennedy
Head of Strategy and Business
International Energy Research Centre (IERC)
  • 15:00 - 15:30
Networking Session
Cork’s Franciscan Well Brewery and Brew Pub is one of Ireland’s longest established and best respected craft breweries. The “Well” has gained national fame for its popular beers along with international recognition for its numerous craft beer awards from across Europe along with their successful collaboration with Jameson Whiskey.
  • 15:50 - 18:00
  • Franciscan Well

Our Speakers

Scott Foster

Director, Sustainable Energy Division, UNECE
Bio and Presentation

Michael Williamson

Section Chief Energy Division
Bio and Presentation

Prof Tadj Oreszczyn

Professor of Energy and Environment
Bio and Presentation

Xavier Dubuisson

Managing Director

Martin Howley

Programme Manager - Energy Policy Statistical Support Unit

Dr Ian Hamilton

Associate Professor at the UCL Energy Institute, UK
Bio and Presentation

Jelle Laverge

Tenured Academic Staff
Bio and Presentation

Nina Sandberg

Postdoctoral Fellow
Bio and Presentation

Janet Reyna

Researcher III-Mechanical Engineering
Bio and Presentation

Martin Jakob

Co-founder and Executive Partner of TEP Energy GmbH

Dr Pamela Fennell

Research Associate