IERC - International Energy Research Centre - Cork

Prof. Tony Day
Executive Director
Tel: +353 (0)21 234 6949

The International Energy Research Centre (IERC) leads collaborative research to meet global societal needs for secure, affordable and sustainable energy services. It is focused on demand side energy efficiency and embedded energy generation at the building, community and city levels.

The IERC aims to address global societal needs for secure, affordable and sustainable energy services by transforming the efficiency of energy-enabled services and enhancing the quality of people's lives. While a range of solutions exists to help reduce energy use, integrated system thinking is required to provide low-carbon solutions that will deliver efficiently and effectively throughout their lifetimes. The IERC aims to develop a truly collaborative ecosystem delivering economic impact through research and business partnerships. The Centre aims to develop new products and services that will ensure real energy demand reductions across society and capacity build for our partners. The IERC has developed a collaborative research and IP model to engage key stakeholders in delivering integrated, system-level solutions. The IERC is funded jointly by the Department of Enterprise, Jobs and Innovation and the Department of Energy, Communications and Natural Resources.

Research areas:

  • Smart cities and sustainable communities
  • Low carbon heating and cooling
  • Monitoring, measurement and analysis of energy
  • Embedded and micro generation systems

Research performed by:

  • Cork Institute of Technology
  • Dublin Institute of Technology
  • Dublin City University
  • Limerick Institute of Technology
  • NUI Galway
  • Maynooth University
  • Tyndall National Institute
  • University College Cork
  • University College Dublin
  • University of Ulster
  • I2E2 Research Centre