Ciara Ahern
Funded Investigator
TU Dublin Energy Transition Energy Policy & Modelling

OVERVIEW 

Engaged in energy and building research, particularly building stock energy modelling,  Energy Performance Certification and energy policy, heat pumps, and the Irish housing stock.

CURRENT PROJECT

Robust real-time energy stock modelling using AI and Machine Learning applied to EPC databases.

BACKGROUND

  • Residential stock energy modelling, the default effect and statistically relevant modelling data
  • Thermophysical characteristics of the Ireland’s housing sector
  • Integration of heat pumps to retrofitted dwellings
  • Vernacular and current thermal characteristics of the residential sector in Ireland
  • Energy Performance Gap
  • Deep Retrofit
  • Optimsiation of Heating Systems