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With the field of Sustainable Energy the Development Unit’s expertise is specifically related to a number of critical areas to ensure that we can respond to gaps and niches in the energy market. 

  • nZEB Building Optimisation Our energy team has specific expertise in relation to nZEB Optimisation both for residential and non-residential buildings.  Our knowledge comes from our team of engineers, architects and analysists who can assess energy performance and define optimisation solutions.  We work closely with the Tipperary Energy Agency and other technical experts to research and develop new solutions for nZEB buildings (e.g. Superhomes 2.0 on Optimisation of Air Source Heat Pumps) as well as demonstrate new technologies (e.g. FREED demonstration of Battery Storage and PV optimisation technologies). 
  • Capacity Building related to Sustainable Building: We have developed specific expertise in relation to capacity building and support for construction workers and operatives within the field of Low and Near Zero Energy Buildings (nZEB) .  We led the Build Up Skills and QualiBuild Initiatives which both set strategic objectives and implemented actions to increase the knowledge and skills of construction workers in the field.  We represented Ireland on the European Build Up Skills Platform and continue to engage with EU Commission, EASME and EU partners in this field.
  • Training and Development: We design, develop and delivery training and education programmes to multiple clients across Ireland and the EU in the field of sustainable energy.  Working with our Department of Flexible Learning we can provide accredited (or non-accredited) programmes to relevant target groups and also utilise Blended and on-line learning techniques.
  • Network Management and Support: Our extensive networks across Europe with public and private sector stakeholders within the sustainable energy field places us in a unique position to manage and coordinate relevant networks and support specific actions.  From 2017 to 2020 LIT will coordinate the deliver the Consortium delivering the EU Managenergy Service for EASME.



FREED will develop a new service, which provides Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SME’s) with access to innovation in energy technologies, currently unavailable in the Northern Periphery and Arctic Region (NPA). FREED will also facilitate the transfer of technology innovations to SME’s across the NPA to widely benefit the region.

Super Homes 2.0

Superhomes 1.0, a concept developed by the Tipperary Energy Agency (TEA) combines a range of deep retrofit measures with Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP), Wood Stoves and Photovoltaic (PV) technologies.

Train To NZEB

Train to nZEB is a 36-month EU funded project under Horizon 2020 with the main aim to establish a functioning network of training and consultation centres (known as Building Knowledge Hubs, BKHs) in the construction sector.

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The new ManagEnergy is an European Commission initiative dedicated to regional and local energy agencies with the objectives of assisting them in becoming leaders in the energy transition and of increasing sustainable energy investments in regions and cities.



This is a ten-country study, funded by the European Commission and jointly run by the European Construction Industry Federation (FIEC) and the European Federation of Building and Woodworkers (EFBWW).

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