Irish Exploitation Workshop


On May 2nd, IERC organised the second Irish national exploitation workshop with different Irish stakeholders. This online meeting was a fruitful opportunity to present the SmartSPIN business model and various aspects of the smart energy service developed by the project and discuss its potential for exploitation in Ireland in the rented sectors.

The workshop was carried out as a conversation among stakeholders, such as the Cork City Council, the Dublin’s Energy Agency Codema, the Irish Green Building Council, JLL Ireland.

The attendees provided positive feedback about the exploitability of the SmartSPIN solution throughout Ireland. The main message received from them is that contractual templates need to be simplified to facilitate the adoption of business models like the one proposed by SmartSPIN by landlords and tenants. Moreover, the stakeholders who attended the exploitation workshop confirmed that the performance-based approach taken by SmartSPIN is helpful to achieve deep retrofitting and decarbonisation of existing buildings in Ireland. In addition, the multi-stage planning approach for the energy efficiency/decarbonisation measures proposed by SmartSPIN, which consists in starting from simple low-cost measures and then moving to medium and high-cost ones was considered effective and potentially beneficial for the Irish market.