iRoUTE agenda

Day and time Event
Tuesday 27th June Registration

& coffee/ tea

10 am
11 am Welcome & Introduction
11.30 am NTA’S plans for development of public transport in rural areas in Ireland – Anne Graham, NTA
11.50 am The Role of Technology and Human Behaviour in Creating an Integrated Transport System – Tom Cullen, SIMI
12.10 Coffee/ Tea break
12.30 Workshop 1: Do passengers dream of electric vehicles? What role can new technology play in developing an integrated transport system for Rural & Urban Ireland

Workshop 2: Only losers take the bus?!? Can a national transport plan work without a change in public behaviour?

Workshop 3: Pilots ready for take-off! How to kick-start an Integrated Transport System for your area ?

1.30 Light lunch


2.30 New ICT base for the Belbus in Flanders -Odette Buntinx, De Lijn Belgium
2.50 Implementation of new flexible transport solutions in the province of Gelderland, The Netherlands – Finn Kock Sørensen, FlexDanmark
3.15 Workshop 1: The Lowdown from the Low Countries. What elements of the projects in Flanders and Gelderland provide lessons for an integrated public transport system in Ireland?

Workshop 2: Bending not breaking. Would Irish communities accept/embrace an integrated transport system?

Workshop 3: Public Challenges – Private Opportunities. What can the private sector contribute to a flexible transport system?

4.15 Panel Discussion/ Q&A   & coffee/ tea
8:00 BBQ, Music & Networking event – Paris Texas Bar & Restaurant
Day and time Event
Wednesday 28th June Coffee/ tea
10.30 Welcome & Set context
11.00 Adapting the best elements of the Danish approach to combine several types of transportation – Integrating Transport at the Community Level –Guy Hermans, Forseti
11.20 Integrating Transport at the Community Level –

Brendan Finn, European Transport & Telematics Systems Ltd (ETTS)

11.40 Coffee/ Tea break
12.00 Workshop 1: We’re all in this together – right? How can we address the diverse needs of different user groups (workers, disabled, youth, elderly, visitors, socialisers, etc) in the design of a system?

Workshop 2: What are we missing? What non-vehicle infrastructure needs to be developed to facilitate a truly integrated transport system?

Workshop 3: Giant Leaps- Baby Steps. What are the next steps that need to be taken to develop an integrated transport system for rural and urban Ireland

1.00 Wrap up/panel Discussion
2.00 Light lunch

Wexford County Council sign Public Sector Partnership

Wexford County Council takes another step along the energy efficiency road.

Wexford County Council Seai Signing
L-R Standing: Paddy Phelan, CKEA, Alan Ryan, SEAI, Majella Kelleher, SEAI, Cllr Oliver Walsh, WCC, Jane Wickham, CKEA, John Carley, WCC. L-R Seated: Tom Enright, WCC, Jim Gannon, SEAI

We had a good day out of the office yesterday as Wexford County Council and SEAI signed a Public Sector Partnership in SEAI offices in Dublin 2.  This further commits WCC to energy efficiency targets by 2020 and beyond and through the partnership they receive the support of SEAI’s Public Sector Programme team. Well done all involved and especially our board member, John Carley, Director of Services WCC and our own Jane Wickham, Energy Engineer, who has been working with John and the other members of the WCC Energy Team to reach this point. CKEA welcomes Cllr Oliver Walsh to the CKEA Board.

Read the full Press Release below

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Webinar – Supporting EPC market development

Supporting EPC market development through EPC Facilitation Services – Key outputs from the Streetlight-EPC project


The Streetlight-EPC project has created demand and supply for Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) in 9 regions by setting up regional EPC facilitation services and supporting projects towards implementation. The facilitation services provided comprehensive support to municipalities (including members of the Covenant of Mayors) and (potential) ESCOs. In the frame of Streetlight-EPC, 30 projects have already been implemented using a variety of EPC models and 10 more with other financing or operational models. In total, 20.4 million Euro have been invested so far.

This webinar will present the project approach, key lessons learnt and conclusions as well examples of implemented projects. A keynote presentation from the European Commission will shed some light on how the “Clean Energy for all Europeans” package may influence the development of the EPC market. Book your place here.

Energy Tip #1 Changing to LED

As part of our new ‘#energytip’ series we are encouraging businesses and home owners to replace the previous generations of ‘low energy’ bulbs, including the popular CFLs with the new generation LED range. In a comparison of a 16W LED bulb with a 23W CFL, both giving the equivalent light of a 100W incandescent bulb the LED made up for its initial higher cost after 3 years. The savings begin to be really noticeable when the CFL needs to be replaced after 4 or so years*.

energy tip 1 LED bulbs

Replacing an old bulb with an LED equivalent is, in most cases, a simple matter of a straight swop. However, traditional fluorescent lighting requires ballast where LED does not and we suggest that an electrician is consulted in advance. Lighting upgrades can be considered for grant aid when in conjunction with other retrofit measures, see for more information.

The LED bulb has an estimated life span of 20 years leading to savings not only on energy but on maintenance also. And for those of you who still associate LED lighting with the harsh, cold light of its early incarnation, fear not as it has moved on a long way. The hue or perceived warmth of a light is measured in Kelvin. A Kelvin of between 2700 and 3000 is in the warm spectrum suited to homes and offices where lighting for comfort is required. The Kelvin on a bulb is available on the packaging but most manufacturers also use descriptors such as ‘warm’ or ‘soft’ and these bulbs are within the comfort range.

Please dispose of CFL bulbs in accordance with manufacturers’ recommendations as they contain mercury.*Our comparison, see infographic below, is based on current RRP, a bulb being on for 5 hours a day, with an electricity rate of 15c per kWh.

 LED bulb energy tip