Seminar on heat reduction in business
Now more than ever business owners need to consider the impact to their business model of reducing their heat costs, carbon footprint, and more importantly insuring that the money spent on heat stays locally.
Using wood heating systems is one solution which meets all of the above criteria but many businesses do not know how to go about implementing a change.
The Tipperary Energy Agency, in association with the South East Regional Authority and other energy agencies from the southeast, are hosting a wood fuel business to client seminar in Hotel Kilkenny on November 9.
This seminar provides an overview of the financial considerations in using locally processed and sourced wood fuel for commercial heat to replace expensive imported fossil fuels.
Mr Paddy Phelan, event coordinator noted: “Biomass heating systems have moved into the mainstream. There are a range of Irish companies who have built up significant expertise and market share to be able to meet the needs of a wide range of businesses. We are organising this event to assist businesses in meeting with potential suppliers of heating systems and wood fuel. Also, we want to re-enforce the point that using wood as a fuel is a commercial business decision as much as an environmental one.”
Speakers at the event will include Liam Griffin, CEO Griffin Hotel Group, who will present his experience of using wood heating in a number of the group’s hotels.
Speakers from the Dept of Education, HSE, and North Tipperary County Council will outline experiences from the public sector with Pierce Buckley from Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland who will showcase best practice examples funded by the Government.
Businesses which attend will be entered into a draw to receive a free independent feasibility study completed by a local energy agency in the southeast for heat loads of more than 50kW.
The event is being organised as part of the Regional Biomass Business Development (RBBD) project which is co-funded under the INTEREG IV C programme. The event follows a successful study visit to Sweden to see where a number of biomass projects which supply heat to residential and commercial buildings and support local jobs and enterprise.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 052-7443090 at TEA to register for this seminar.