Special Working Groups

Energy Efficiency Design SWG — Spin 1, 2008


Energy Efficient Design (EED) helps investors to design, construct and manage projects so that energy usage is minimised during subsequent operation.


  • Promote EED as a means to develop the best energy-saving opportunities for the least initial investment at the project design stage
  • Develop an EED methodology for implementing EED in design projects in industrial processes

Members: Members of Energy Agreements Programme and engineering design companies

Activities: The SWG sponsored 6 projects that demonstrated either the benefits of the EED methodology or the associated design tools


  • Energy Efficient Design Methodology (See links below)
  • Case studies (See links below)

Opportunities identified

  • Energy-saving opportunities maximised
  • Capital costs reduced in both utilities and processes
  • Successful energy management, through delivering the required infrastructure at the design stage

Reports & Guides (click on link to download)

Energy Efficient Design Methodology Document

Case studies

  1. EED Linkage with IS393 - Pfizer Ireland Pharmaceuticals, Little Island, Cork
  2. EED Challenge extended to Equipment Supplier, Astellas Ireland Co. Ltd, Killorglin, Co. Kerry
  3. CHP Project EED Review – Leo Pharma Dublin
  4. Pinch Technology Avert Capital Investment – Lakeland Diaries, Co. Cavan
  5. EED applied to Greenfield Project – Elan, Athlone, Ireland
  6. Process Integration Study – Novartis, Cork

(Some files are large and may take time to download.)

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