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Daire Reilly

 

PhD Researcher

 

Biography

 

Daire Reilly is a PhD research student in the Department of Civil and Building Services Engineering at Dublin Institute of Technology. The PhD research is an enterprise partnership scheme, funded by Irish Research Council and ESB Electric Ireland, entitled ‘Micro-generation and energy Efficiency in Domestic Dwellings’. It is supervised by Dr Aidan Duffy (DIT) and Dr Michael Conlon (DIT) and David Willis (Electric Ireland). The aim of his is to remove the barriers from energy efficiency and micro-generation investment in the residential sector.

The project aims to deliver a user friendly simulation tool which will identify the most cost effective retrofit measures for a dwelling on a case by case basis citing capital cost, installation cost, financial savings, fuel savings and any state grants associated in the output report. 

Early stages of the project saw the review and refinement of Electric Irelands (then) current practices. The output from this stage was the development of simplified simulation tool which is now available to all residential customers here.  The Energy Wizard has been widely recognised as an innovative and user - friendly tool and won a bronze award in the 2011 Digital Award for “Best User Experience”. The EnergyWizard has also been simplified for use in conjunction with a smart phone application available on itunes and Google play markets here.  

Publications

Reilly, D., Duffy, A., Willis, D., & Conlon, M. (2013). Development and Implementation of a Simplified Residential Energy Asset Rating Model. Energy and Buildings, 2013.  DOI