Belfast Met energy projects win European Energy
win for Belfast Met – The Belfast Met led GenComm and BIMcert projects have both
been selected to present in Brussels in
June at the European Energy Week event.
these two international projects Belfast Met are helping to shape Europe’s
energy future and now on the biggest stage of all Belfast Met staff can
showcase their projects.
Policy Conference in Energy Week, 18-20 June, 2019 is the biggest European
conference dedicated to renewables and efficient energy use in Europe. The conference takes place in Brussels
Schuman district at the European Commission’s Charlemagne building and the
Residence Palace. This week in Brussels is the largest event dedicated to
initiatives that support the European energy transition.
EU Sustainable Energy Week was launched in 2006 and is organised by the European Commission. Participants can build new connections and meet stakeholders who are promoting energy efficiency and renewable energies.
is a £9.39 million project which aims to answer the energy sustainability
challenges facing remote communities in North West Europe. GenComm will deliver
three pilot facilities , one fuelled by solar power in Germany, one by wind
power in Co Antrim and one by bioenergy in Scotland to measure their ability to
produce and store hydrogen. Its viability as a sustainable energy solution for
heat, power and fuel will be examined.
BIMcert is a European wide project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research programme. The project aims to provide a training and qualification scheme for the skills required to support the implementation of BIM (Building Information Modelling) across the construction chain. BIM offers the opportunity for improved efficiencies for the construction industry in energy, materials and time.
Week in Brussels will bring together public authorities, energy agencies,
industry associations, companies, and civil society organisations. Past
speakers have come from city councils, the European institutions, private
companies, research organisations, citizen groups and NGOs. Participants can learn
about successful policies to meet the EU’s energy and climate goals.
well as having a three-day stand at Energy Week the Belfast Met team will also be
able to build contacts in the ‘Networking Village’ area where participants can
exchange ideas on policies, showcasing the talents of Belfast and Northern
Paul Mc Cormack, Belfast Met’s GenComm Programme Manager welcomed the news of securing a place during Energy Week, saying:
“All of the GenComm and BIMcert teams are delighted with the news that we have been chosen to take the international platform in Brussels to showcase our highly innovative work. We are on the cusp of a low carbon economy and GenComm is pioneering new energy models. The current energy model for Europe is not fit for purpose. Our GenComm project helps us all move in the right direction. Likewise with the BIMcert project we are taking digital design and energy efficiency in construction to a new level. Energy efficiency is a key directive from Europes side and we are pioneers in this field. This honour recognises the innovative strength of the projects, the fantastic talent in the project teams and importantly the vision and skills of the wider Belfast Met team”
For further information, please contact Belfast Met Communications Officer Eugene McCusker, telephone 02890 265277, email firstname.lastname@example.org