This year’s Energy Best Practice Demonstrations area at the Energy Show is the new, more dynamic format for what was formerly known as the retrofit best practice area. Retrofit is still an important market segment but with both domestic and commercial new-build taking off, this dedicated demonstrations area is now more all-embracing.
This show segment is spearheaded by the National Insulation Association of Ireland (NIAI) and supported by a number of other industry representative bodies such as the Heat Pump Association (HPA) and the Irish Solar Energy Association (ISEA). The principal objective is to promote energy best practice in terms of the correct and most appropriate product/system selection, and installation excellence.
The new format comprises specially-constructed display rigs and cut-away examples, along with a series of live demonstrations and voice-over presentations extolling best practice in the sector. This area is now a show highlight as it also affords the opportunity for inter-active participation with visitors, and facilitates Q&A sessions after each presentation.
Initially introduced as a dedicated insulation area, it has grown and expanded over the years to incorporate related industry sectors. Full programme and live demonstration schedule is as follows.
Wednesday 5th April — 10.30am, 12noon and 2.30pm
Thursday 6th April — 10.30am and 2.30pm
Brief intro by Henry Sheahan, NIAI Chairman followed by context-setting address by Michael Hanratty. Actual demonstrations will then cover the following:
- Cavity wall and insulation
- External wall
- Internal wall
- Attic Insulation
- Foam Insulation
- Heat Pumps
Each programme will conclude with a Q&A.