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Plenary Room: McClure Suite 1

Track 2: McCarthy Suite

Track 3: Oscar Wilde

Registration and tour of expo: 7.30am to 8.30am
Opening Plenary Session:
Act Local – Inspire Global:
Chair – Tomás O’Leary, Director, nZEBRA
9.00am: Weaning Off Carbon in the Land of Saints and Scholars - Minister Eoghan Murphy, T.D has been invited to open the conference
9.30am: UN Global Energy Efficiency Framework - Scott Foster, Director, United Nations, Geneva
10.00am: “Yes We Can”: Delivering nZEB at Scale - Ciaran O’Connor, State Architect, Office of Public Works, Ireland
Coffee: 10.30am to 11.00am
Morning Parallel Tracks:
Reach for the Stars – High Buildings with Low Emissions:

Chair – Paul McAlister, Chair, Passive House Association of Ireland

Bigger, Bolder, Brighter: Public Sector nZEBs:

Chair – Ali Grehan, The City Architect Dublin City Council

DEEP Undercover: Grasping the Retrofit Nettle:
Chair – Peter Cox, President of the International Scientific Committee on Energy, Sustainability & Climate Change

Sky’s the Limit: 26 Story Manhattan Passive House – Deborah Moelis, Senior Associate, Handel Architects, NYC

Energising the Next Generation: nZEB Schools – Anne Fletcher, Director, Coady Architects, Dublin

On a Mission to Retrofit 1 Million Homes in Ireland: Conor Hannify, Deep Retrofit Programme Manager, SEAI

Turning Over a New Leaf: Central Bank Goes Green – Pat Kirwan, Associate, Henry J Lyons Architects, Dublin

Corporate Affair: BREAM Offices - Chris Croly, BDP Ireland

Regeneration of Dublin City Block - Cecelia Naughton, Senior Executive Architect, Dublin City Council

High Performance Blocks Sprouting up in Brussels – Sabine Leribaux, architectesassoc, Belgium

Health Check: Centre for Medicine at the University of Leicester, Jonathan Chadwick, Associated Architects, UK

Listed Legend: Breathing New Life into Brooklyn Brownstones - Michael Ingui, Baxt Ingui Architects, NYC
Lunch: 1.00pm to 2.00pm
Afternoon Parallel Tracks:
What is ‘nZEB’ and How Do We Get There: European, National and Local Perspectives:
Chair – Rebecca Minch, Principal Officer Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment
Industry Kickstarting De-Carbonisation

Chair – TBC, Irish Green Building Council
Supply Zone: Renewable Energy and Smart Grids

Chair – Andy Lundberg, Director of nZEBRA
2.00pm Roadmap to nZEB and Beyond – The European Perspective: Jens Lausten, Coordinator of the European Performance of Buildings Directive Concerted Action Hard or Soft Landing – Impact of nZEB for Contractors: Rob Fox, former Contracts Manager with Walls Construction and Founder of Site Passport I’ve Seen the Future Grid and I like it – Jay Stuart, Principal at EcoCo
2.35pm Irish Regulations and nZEB Requirements: Seán Armstrong, Advisor Building Standards, Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government, Ireland Re-Tooling the Construction Community for nZEB: Art McCormack, Director nZEBRA Tackling the Smart-Grid Challenge: Test-Bed for South Dublin County Council – Dudley Stewart, Director, Micro Electricity Generation Association (MEGA)
3.00pm Local Authority Implementation of nZEB: Pádraig O’Gorman, Senior Executive Officer, Housing & Community, Wexford County Council Post-Grad Upskilling for Post Carbon Society: Cormac Allen, Assistant Head School (Architectural Technology), DIT You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet: Emerging Technologies in Energy Arena - TBC, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Coffee 3.30pm to 4.00pm
Closing Plenary Session
4.00pm to 5.30pm
4.00pm: Inspiration Zone: “How We’re Going to Fix the Planet”:

Thought-leaders from opposite sides of the Atlantic explore in jargon free lingo how we’ve arrived in this mess and what’s the most likely route out the far side
James Freihaut, Professor of Architectural Engineering, Penn State University and Professor J Owen Lewis, Professor Emeritus of Architectural Science and Executive Committee Member for Ireland, International Energy Agency

4.40pm: Essential Issues Facing Construction Community in Delivering nZEB:
Tomás O’Leary, Co-Founder nZEBRA
5.00pm: My Top Three Take-Aways on Meeting the nZEB Challenge:
Tom Enright, Chief Executive, Wexford County Council
Tom Parlon, Construction Industry Federation
Sabine Leribaux, Founding Partner, architectesassoc, Brussels
Scott Foster, Director, Sustainable Energy Division, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
5.30pm Reception Complimentary post-forum drinks reception

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