The Irish Retrofitting Conference 2021, in partnership with SEAI and sponsored by SSE Airtricity, takes place online on Tuesday, September 28, 2021. 

Energy Ireland, in partnership with Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland, will hold a national conference to look at various aspects of Ireland’s deep retrofitting programme.

The Programme for Government pledges to develop a new area-based and one-stop-shop approach to retrofitting to upgrade at least 500,000 homes to a B2 energy rating by 2030.

Additionally, the programme has the objective of retrofitting public buildings. SEAI has been designated the National Retrofitting Delivery Body by the Government and will be the main body charged with delivering this ambitious programme which is a €5 billion national investment.

This online conference will bring together all the key stakeholders involved in delivering the National retrofitting programme and will look at the various aspects of the programme including the financing of retrofitting, the development of the supply chain and at the different elements of the programme.

Confirmed speakers

  • Eamon Ryan, TD, Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications
  • William Walsh, Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland
  • Shane Curran, SISK
  • Rob Deegan, Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications
  • Paddy Sweeney, Retrofit Energy Ireland
  • Stephen O’Connor, Electric Ireland SuperHomes
  • Orla Coyle, Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland
  • Tony Dalton, Laois and Offaly Education and Training Board
  • Henry Sheahan, National Insulation Association of Ireland
  • Seamus Hoyne, Limerick Institute of Technology
  • John Kelly, Laois and Offaly Education and Training Board
  • Brian Cassidy, Cork City Council
  • Ciara Ahern, TU Dublin
  • Paul O’Donnell, Heat Pump Association of Ireland

Full programme announced soon! – link to

Who should attend?

  • Policy makers involved in the built environment
  • Energy supply companies
  • Construction companies
  • Banks and finance sector
  • Local authorities
  • Housing Associations
  • Public sector building services
  • Education and training boards
  • Insulation contractors
  • Heat pump companies
  • Architects and surveyors

Conference format

The 2021 conference will be using an online platform that will allow speakers and delegates to follow the normal structure of a conference.

This will include:

  • Chair and speakers on screen during the session
  • Speakers will present with slides and video
  • A Q&A session with delegates being able to post questions, moderated by the chair
  • A chat facility for delegates to network and make comments
  • A ‘handout’ facility will allow delegates to receive relevant documentation
  • IT support for delegates throughout the event
  • Access to speaker presentations after the conference

How to register: Virtual delegate fee: €145 + VAT. Tel: +353 (0)1 661 3755 Email: Online: