Prof. Tony Day
Executive Director
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IERC - International Energy Research Centre - Cork

The International Energy Research Centre (IERC) leads collaborative research to meet global societal needs for secure, affordable and sustainable energy services. It is focused on demand side energy efficiency and embedded energy generation at the building, community and city levels.

The IERC research addresses global societal needs for secure, affordable and sustainable energy services by transforming the delivery and end-use of energy to enhance the quality of people's lives. While a range of technology solutions exists to help reduce energy use, integrated systems thinking is required to provide low-carbon solutions that will deliver efficiently and effectively throughout their lifetimes. The IERC has developed a fully collaborative research model for delivering economic impact through deep research and business partnerships. The Centre aims to develop new products and services that will ensure real energy demand reductions across society and build new knowledge and skills capacity for our partners. The IERC is funded jointly by the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation and the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment.

Research areas:

  • Low Carbon Heating and Cooling
  • Energy Efficiency and Analytics
  • Distributed Generation Systems

Research performed by:

  • Cork Institute of Technology
  • Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum (DBFZ)
  • Deutsche Energie-Agentur (dena)
  • Dublin Institute of Technology
  • Limerick Institute of Technology
  • Marine and Renewable Energy Institute (MaREI)
  • NUI Galway
  • Queens University Belfast
  • Tyndall National Institute
  • University College Cork
  • University College Dublin
  • University of Ulster