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Most Governments in the developed World signed up to the Kyoto Protocol and agreed to reduce their Energy Consumption and CO² emissions by 20% by 2020 based on 1990 levels. Most of these have not commenced any initiatives which might contribution greatly to these goals.

A reduction in emissions can be achieved by carrying out works on many of the 55 million plus existing housing stock in Europe and many Governments have decided to initiate a blanket drive to the “Retro Fit” of all of Europe’s existing housing stock with a view to stimulating jobs within the construction industry at the same time as meeting their targets of reducing CO2 emissions.

There are various grant schemes, subsidised loans, and other proposals in the pipeline to encourage owners of existing buildings to introduce insulation, replace windows and upgrade heating systems into their buildings. In many cases, particularly in buildings built post 1950, this will have a significantly positive effect on the heat efficiency of these buildings.

It is now time to widen the networking and to share the information and understanding which could achieve the management energy efficiency in heritage buildings pre 1945. The International Scientific Committee on Energy & Sustainability (ISCES) will hold its inaugural Symposium on 8th & 9th May 2014 in Dublin Castle, Dublin, Ireland. There will be four main themes of the 2 Day Symposium:

This is an opportunity to put Ireland on the international map of state of the art lead research in developing policies, theories and sustainable products in the development of strategies and systems for making our existing, heritage and traditional buildings more energy efficient whilst enhancing and securing their heritage values and perhaps more importantly contributing in a positive way to governments achieving their international commitments in reducing energy demand and CO² emissions across this very important sector.

Target Audience
Engineers, architects, designers, Heritage specialists, local authority planning departments, policy makers, government, state parties and equipment manufacturers in building services.


Wed 7th May
Time Description
15:00 – 17:30 Registration
17:30 – 19:00 Welcome Reception

Thursday 8th May
09:15 – 09:30 Welcome Session
09:30 – 09:45 Opening
09:45 – 10:15 Session 1
10:15 – 10:45 Session 2
10:45 – 11:30 Tea/coffee in exhibition area
11:30 – 12:00 Session 3
12:00 – 12:30 Session 4
12:30 – 13:00 Session 5
13:00 – 14:15 Lunch
14:15 – 14:45 Session 6
14:45 – 15:15 Session 7
15:15- 15:45 Tea/coffee in exhibition area
15:45 – 16:15 Session 8
16:15 – 16:45 Session 9
16:45 – 17:00 Wrap Up Session
19:30 – 22:00 Presidents Dinner

Friday 9th May
09:15 – 09:45 Session 10
09:45 – 10:15 Session 11
10:15 – 10:45 Session 12
10:45 – 11:30 Tea/coffee in exhibition area
11:30 – 12:00 Session 13
12:00 – 12:30 Session 14
12:30 – 13:00 Session 15
13:00 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 16:00 Closing Session
16:00 – 16:15 Closing Ceremony with Minister
16:15 – 17:00 Closing Drinks (if sponsored)


Few conference centres in the world can claim a location so steeped in history as that of Dublin Castle. Situated in the very heart of historic Dublin, the castle has been completely restored and is now fully integrated into Irish society. Dublin Castle has played host to European Union Presidencies, Heads of State, and leaders of business, industry and government. It is also a major tourist attraction, with unique historic layers revealed throughout the complex from the Medieval Tower to the world treasures of the Chester Beatty Library, the Viking Defense Bank and splendid State Apartments. Dublin Castle Conference Centre will provide an exceptional venue for ISCES.

Sponsorship & Exhibition

There are a number of Sponsorship and Exhibition opportunities available at the ICEEHB 2014 conference. If you have any queries or would like to discuss specific needs and packages we would love to hear from you. Please note exhibition places will be allocated on a first come first served basis, so it is best to book early. Please contact:
Peter Cox
Tel: + 353 87 616 5703
E-mail: peter@carraig.ie

Contact Details

Programme, Sponsorship & Exhibition Sales
Peter Cox
Tel: + 353 87 616 5703
E-mail: peter@carrig.ie

Accommodation, social programme, registration, venue
Claire Shiels,
Conference Partners Ltd,
11 – 13 First Floor,
The Hyde Building,
The Park, Carrickmines,
Dublin 18,
Tel: +353 1 296 8675
E-mail: claires@conferencepartners.ie