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


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


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


  • 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
Feature Project

Irish Building Stock Observatory

The Irish Building Stock Observatory was established and resourced by MaREI to provide a better understanding of the energy performance of the building sector.

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