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SDS in partnership with Climateq at NISEP Launch 2018

Climateq, in partnership with SDS, presented their offering of subsidised energy saving solutions at the NISEP (Northern Ireland Sustainability Programme on Thursday 31st May at the Crown Plaza Hotel, Shaws Bridge, Belfast. Pictured below is Samantha Flavell (Director at Climateq Ltd), Aaron McClean (Senior Energy Engineer at SDS) and Stephen Dunn (Director at SDS).The grant funding…
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SDS + Climateq to present at NISEP Launch 2018

Climateq, in partnership with SDS Energy, is offering a range of NISEP subsidised energy saving solutions to organisations based in Northern Ireland who want to reduce the running costs of the air conditioning and lighting. The Northern Ireland Sustainable Energy Programme (NISEP) in conjunction with Energia, ensures a minimum of 20% funding for approved technologies…
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ESOS Phase 2 – Is your Organisation prepared?

We have now passed the half way mark between the initial ESOS deadline of 5th December 2015 and the forthcoming deadline for phase 2, which is set for 5th December 2019. The key question for any qualifying organisation at this stage is, where do you currently stand? • Are you considering your approach to the…
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Rising Energy Costs – Have you been affected?

Whilst there has been the positive news of an increase in those reporting growth since Q3 2016, the Quarterly Business Monitor Q4 2016, published by InterTrade Ireland last month, has also highlighted that a higher proportion of businesses are reporting ‘energy costs’ as an important issue compared to the previous quarter. Around half of the businesses surveyed by…
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SDS at IrBEA National Bioenergy Conference 2017

Pictured above: Justin Maguire – Sustainable Heat Solutions Manager at Bord na Mona and Annemarie Roddy – Business Development Manager at SDS Energy at the National Bioenergy Conference. IrBEA’s 16th National Bioenergy Conference had a excellent turnout of 190 attendees Thursday 9th February. The highlights of the event (as detailed by IrBEA) include: Bioenergy conference…
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SDS is an independent energy partner to Forth River Innovation Factory

Forthriver Innovation Factory receives Sustainability Award

With BREEAM assistance from SDS, Heron Bros Ltd picked up “Sustainable Building Project of the Year” at the recent Sustainable Ireland Awards on 8th September 2016 for Belfast City Council’s Innovation Factory at Forthriver Business Park. Key Features The award winning Innovation Factory was designed and built on a brown field site formerly used for…
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SDS at the NISEP Grant Scheme Launch 2016

Last month Annemarie Roddy was presenting on behalf of SDS at the NISEP Grant Scheme Launch. The event took place at the Royal Belfast Golf Club, Craigavad on Thursday 19th May 2016 and provided organisations with an opportunity to find out more about the current funding available to help manage energy costs and to see…
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SDS at The National Construction Summit 2016

Jacqueline Gibson was speaking on behalf of SDS yesterday at The National Construction Summit 2016. The presentation addressed 3 Simple Steps to Energy Efficient Building Solutions and Bottom Line Savings – a simplified approach to control energy costs, increase efficiency and profits, and demonstrate commitment to sustainability and the wider corporate responsibility agenda. I was delighted to present on behalf…
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RSUA Sustainability Award goes to CREST

With BREEAM assistance from SDS, Paul McAlister Architects have won the Sustainability Category at the recent Royal Society of Ulster Architects (RSUA) Awards for the CREST pavilion building. CREST – Centre for Renewable Energy & Sustainable Technologies is truly deserving of the recognition. The pavillion is one of the most sustainable buildings in the UK and Ireland and meeting the Passive…
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Energy Compliance: Simple Approach to Stay Ahead

In addition to providing Certified Energy Assessments and Reports in relation to EPCs (BER in ROI), DECs and TM44 Air Conditioning Inspections, we also provide Consultancy Services to assist clients in meeting the recent Heat Network Regulations with respect to the supply of Distributed Heat. Furthermore, we would like to introduce our EPC Plus+ Service, which we…
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Sustainability Presentation at Ulster University

Last month, SDS had the pleasure of delivering a “Sustainable Design and Construction” presentation at Ulster University, Jordanstown. Stephen Dunn, Director of SDS Energy and Jacqueline Gibson, Senior Sustainability Consultant, covered everything from the foundations of sustainability in relation to our planet, world population and consumption profiles to BREEAM assessments, Dynamic Simulation Modelling and an extensive…
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ESOS – Is your organisation Compliant?

If your organisation qualifies for the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) and has missed the deadline of 29 January 2016 you should expect enforcement action by the regulator (Environment Agency) in the near future. Now that the date has passed, the Department of Energy and Climate Change’s position is rather ominous: They stated “If you will not…
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ESOS its not too late to comply

ESOS – It’s not too late to comply with the regulation

The 5 December compliance deadline has passed and non-compliant organisations could now be facing penalties but it’s not too late to comply with Article 8 (4-6) of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive (2012/27/EU). The Environmental Agency (EA) will not take enforcement action for late notification of compliance provided it is received by 29 January 2016.…
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ESOS route to compliance

ESOS – Take the SDS Route to Compliance

Following our recent post in relation to the ESOS Submission Period Extension. We would like to reiterate the importance of taking action to provide evidence to the Environment Agency (EA) of steps being taken to actively seek an accredited ESOS Lead Assessor to prepare and report on behalf of qualifying organisations. Qualifying Criteria: • Organisations…
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ESOS Submission Period Extended

The Environment Agency (EA) have announced the approach which will be taken in relation to ESOS compliance notifications submitted after the deadline of 5th Dec 2015, providing contact has been made with EA prior to this date. In the latest newsletter, the Environment Agency set out the approach to late ESOS assessment notifications. The key points to consider:…
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Energy Institute technical visit to Mercedes-Benz Belfast

The 2015 Energy Institute (EI) Northern Ireland branch AGM was held at Agnews Mercedes-Benz of Belfast on Tuesday 16 June. EI members including Nicola Murphy and Nigel McCormick of SDS and Osvaldo Mauro-Hun of Biogreen Energy were given a guided tour of the Mercedes showroom and given the opportunity to test the Mercedes electric vehicles,…
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Balmoral Show 2015

The Sustainable Village at The Balmoral Show

A BIG thank you to Golda for organising The Sustainable Village at The Balmoral Show and calling to see Stephen & Angela from SDS.

Ground breaking activity in Biogas in Northern Ireland

Ground breaking activity on Biogas in Northern Ireland

Energy developer BioGreen Energy took another step forward in Northern Ireland this week as site works commenced in Tyrone on the latest of a string of on-farm biogas plants. Speaking at the ground-breaking event in Caledon Co. Tyrone, BioGreen representative Osvaldo Mauro-Hun was on a welcome break from the office and getting his hands dirty…
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SDS at The Energy Institute Annual Dinner 2015

SDS at The Energy Institute Annual Dinner 2015

Some photo highlights from SDS at The Energy Institute Northern Ireland Branch Annual Dinner on Friday 20 March 2015 at Titanic Suite, Titanic Belfast.