The second in a series of Smart Cities & Communities seminars hosted by Enable on ‘Smart and Energy Efficient Buildings and Communities’ will take place on Thursday 18 June from 09:00 to 11:00 via Zoom.

We all spend most of our time in buildings, either at home or at work – although much more at home these days due to the Covid-19 pandemic. For this, we want our home to be a comfortable and safe shelter, our work environment to be attractive and stimulating, and most of all, we want our buildings to be energy efficient and environmentally safe. Buildings are what shapes our towns and cities. Having a smart and energy efficient living and working environment within energy efficient communities is important to all of us. Sustainable Cities and Communities has been prioritised by UN as one of the 17 global sustainable development goals for 2030. One of the key pillars of sustainable cities are smart and energy efficient buildings and communities as nearly 30% of global CO2 emissions come from heating and powering our buildings.

Smart and Energy Efficient Buildings and Communities will give an overview of ongoing research in which Enable investigators and industry partners have been engaged, presenting research including latest developments in building energy efficiency and automation systems technology, energy efficient community technology, and smart buildings.

ENABLE is a national research programme funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and is a unique collaboration of 3 of Ireland top ICT Research Centres (CONNECT, Insight and Lero) who engage with industry to work on Internet of Things (IoT) challenges in Smart Cities and Communities context. We collaborate with companies on industry driven research projects through match funding mechanism.

Event Programme

09.00am – 10:00am – Speakers
Dirk Pesch, University College Cork (moderator)
Susan Rea & Alan McGibney, Cork Institute of Technology
Ken Brown, University College Cork
Diarmuid McSwiney, Analog Devices
Brian Cassidy, Cork City Council
Ciaran Gilsenan, Dogpatch Labs Dublin

10.00am – 11:00am Q&A Session
Interactive session between audience and speakers, moderated by Dirk Pesch.

Registration for webinar: