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25/11/19 Plans underway for LYIT’s Green Day



With just four days to go until Letterkenny Institute of Technology’s (LYIT) Green Day, plans are well underway for an extensive exhibition of products, services and initiatives that will be of interest to businesses, households and students from all over Donegal, Derry and Strabane who have an interest in improving energy performance both at home and at work.


The exhibition will take place on Thursday (28 November) in the main campus of LYIT from 9.30am to 2.30pm and admission is free.  Exhibitors will include the OPW Optimising Power initiative, recycling demonstrations with Voice Ireland, local suppliers of energy efficiency technologies and electric vehicles, information on Green mortgages, reusable cup promotions, health & fitness checks, display of student projects and opportunities to meet the Green Campus team. 


“This is a great opportunity for businesses, homeowners, public sector organisations, students and others to call in and see what is on offer and to learn a bit more about what they can do at home or at work in meet our obligations as a society in terms of reducing our carbon foot print and achieving greater levels of sustainability” says Mary Daly, Estates Manager with LYIT.


This year’s event has joined up with the multi-national EU funded SMARTrenew project led by Dr. Nick Timmons, Principal Investigator of LyITs WiSAR Lab and will include a seminar with an international panel of experts looking at how renewable energy can help achieve Ireland’s Climate Action targets. 


Dr. Nick Timmons says “this seminar is being hosted by the €1.6m SmartRenew Project, partly funded by the Northern Periphery and Arctic (NPA) Interreg programme, and will see international experts sharing their experiences, insights and learning on how they have embraced smart renewable energy technology including battery storage to improve their energy performance and includes experts from Iceland and Denmark”.


Speakers will include Alan Ryan from SEAI, Ireland, Ragnar Ásmundsson from HeatRD in Iceland, Eddie McGoldrick from Power on Technologies in Northern Ireland, Andy Frew, Northern Ireland Housing Executive and Magda Kowalska from PlanEnergi in Denmark. 


“This is part of an exciting project that sees both Donegal County Council and Derry City and Strabane District Council working alongside LYIT and we are encouraging businesses operating in this area, public sector organisations, policymakers, learners and lecturers to come along to the seminar,” adds Dr. Timmons.


The event will take place in the Main Campus of Letterkenny Institute of Technology from 9.30am to 2.30pm on Thursday 28 November and admission is free.  

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