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Building Integrated Renewable Energy Systems (BIRES)



First International Conference on Building Integrated Renewable Energy Systems

6th- 9thMarch 2017

Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), Ireland

DIT Grangegorman



For the first time, Building Integrated-Renewable Energy Systems will bring leading universities and industry together. The event provides an unparalleled networking opportunity, as well as the best way to learn about innovations and best practices for installation, performance, management and financial returns of these systems. Submitted papers have undergone peer reviewing by experts in the field and each accepted paper has been given the opportunity to presented at the conference, included in the conference proceedings, and will be forwarded for selection for publication in a Special Issues of the International journal, Renewable Energy. Along with the academic benefits, an industrial, poster session, social and cultural programme will accompany the event that will ensure an enjoyable stay for all participants.

Schedule of Events BIRES 2017

Conference Themes

Building Integration of:

  • Solar thermal systems (STS)
  • Photovoltaic / Thermal (PV/T)
  • Thermal Storage (TS)
  • Hybrid systems (HS)
  • Renewable and Sustainable Energy Systems 

Key Dates

March 6th-9th Conference

Schedule of Events BIRES 2017


Conference Activities

  • Welcome Reception: 6th March
  • Keynote Speakers
  • Paper presentations
  • H2020 Research Collaboration meeting
  • Poster Session
  • Industry Exhibition
  • Accepted papers will be published in a Special Edition of ‌ Renewable Energy Journal 
  • Social event


The Conference will be hosted in the Dublin Institute of Technology, Grangegorman campus, Dublin. The campus is close to numerous amenities and public transport. Just a short walk from O’Connell Street, the main street in Dublin, the visitor will find numerous historical buildings and monuments, city parks, and a range of shops and theatres, cinemas and art galleries. The lively Temple Bar area, Phoenix Park, Natural Museum and Smithfield is close by, hosting a wide variety of interest to visitors.

Grangegorman is the new campus of the Dublin Institute of Technology, one of the great success stories in developing Ireland’s growth over the last few years. Developments in technology, research, education and enterprise have formed the key cornerstones of this growth. Combined with its historical, social and cultural diversity, and surrounded by outstanding scenery, Dublin continues to be a vibrant and exciting city and joy to its citizens and visitors. Local hotel accommodation is available here.

Registration and Fees

Authors and Delegates:  €325
Students and Posters:    €200
Accompanied persons:   €200    
TU1205 Cost members:  €100

Those wishing to partake in the Conference Dinner, the following costs apply:
Gala Dinner:                    €70

Contacts and Website:
Refer to the conference web site for Conference Fees and registration details.

Submit your abstract:
By visiting the Ex Ordo abstract submission system (you will be requested to set up an account first):


Organising Committee

Professor Brian Norton, Ireland, Chairman
Professor David Kennedy, Ireland, Deputy Chairman
Dr. Mervyn Smyth, UK
Dr. Jayanta Deb Mondol, UK
Dr. Aggelos Zacharopoulos, UK
Dr. Philippe Lemarchand, Ireland
Dr. Mick McKeever, Ireland
Donal Keys, Ireland
Andy Maguire, Ireland
Tim O'Leary, Ireland

Scientific Committee

Professor Kalogirou Soteris, Chairman (Cyprus)
Dr. Aeleni Laura (Portugal)
Dr. Almeida Manuella (Portugal)
Professor Braganca Luis (Portugal)
Dr. Buonomano Annamaria (Italy)
Professor Cabeza Luisa (Spain)
Dr. Cappel Christoph (Germany)
Professor Chemisana Daniel (Spain)
Professor Chwieduk Dorota (Poland)
Professor Coronas Alberto (Spain)
Professor Cristofari Christian (France)
Dr. Deb Mondol Jayanta (UK)
Professor Farkas Istvan (Hungary)
Dr. Fedrizzi Roberto (Italy)
Dr. Florides Georgios (Cyprus)
Professor Ford Andy (UK)
Professor Georgiev Aleksandar (Bulgaria)
Professor Kennedy David (Ireland)

Professor Kilic Muhsin (Turkey)
Professor Krstic Furundzic Aleksandra (Serbia)
Dr. Lamnatou Chrysovalanto (Spain)
Dr. Leindecker Gerald (Austria)
Dr. Mateus Ricardo (Portugal)
Dr. McCormack Sarah (Ireland)
Dr. Monteiro Da Silva Sandra (Portugal)
Professor Norton Brian (Ireland)
Professor Norvaisiene Rosita (Lithuania)
Professor Notton Gilles (France)
Professor Palombo Adolfo (Italy)
Dr. Radulovic Jasna (Serbia)
Professor Savvides Andreas (Cyprus)
Dr. Smyth Mervyn (UK)
Professor Tripanagnostopoulos Yiannis (Greece)
Professor Visa Ion (Romania)
Dr. Wansdronk Rene (The Netherlands)
Dr. Zacharopoulos Aggelos (UK)
Dr. Philippe Lemarchand (Ireland)

 Local Accommodation

Ashling Hotel
+353 (0)1 677 2324

Arlington Hotel O'Connell Bridge
+353 (0)1 804 9100

Maple Hotel
      +353 (0)1 855 5442

Phoenix Park Hotel
      +353 (0)1 677 2870

Best Western Plus Academy Plaza Hotel
+353 (0)1 878 0666

Beresford Hotel
+353 (0)1 813 4700

Trinity City Hotel
+353 (0)1 648 1000

Temple Bar Hotel
+353 (0)1 677 3333

Castle Hotel
+353 (0)1 874 6949

Croke Park Hotel
+353 (0)1 871 4444

Westin Dublin
+353 (0)1 645 1000