Workshop a success

The 3rd and final dissemination workshop took place in UCD, in Dublin. The event was a success, being well-attended by people from academia and industry, across a range of disciplines. Participants from IMPRESS included representatives from UCD, Geonardo, Sirus, Stam and IES. Slides used in the presentations are available on request.

Industry Days 2019

On February 5th and 6th, Richard O’Hegarty (UCD), Luis Cardona (ah) and Irma Nedi (Hypucem) represented the IMPRESS project at the Industry Days 2019 conference in Brussels. Taking advantage of this opportunity, our stand showcased the technologies developed during the project as well as the main results and achievements attained.

3rd IMPRESS Workshop

The 3rd IMPRESS Workshop will be held in the Urban Institute at University College Dublin on 19 March 2019. It will run from 12.00 to 19.00, with a dinner to follow. A full programme is in the attached image; this is a draft, but we do not expect it to change. See you there!

IMPRESS at the Green Building Network

The UCD members of the IMPRESS team attended an Irish Green Building Network meeting last night, which discussed the use of heatpumps in achieving nZEB compliance. The focus was mostly on new-build construction, but there was also some discussion of heatpumps in the context of building retrofit.

IMPRESS at the EASME Industry Days Expo

Following an invitation from EASME, the IMPRESS project will participate in the Industry Days Expo in Brussels on February the 5th and 6th 2019. EU Industry Days is an annual gathering for stakeholders from any sector of industry or the research and innovation community. For more details about EU Industry days please click here.

Happy New Year!

Welcome to 2019! Progress continues on the IMPRESS project.

Project Meeting

The IMPRESS team met last week for a productive team meeting in Amsterdam. The team covered the development of the panels, installation in Ireland and Romania, and plans for future work.

IPCC report on 1.5 K

Not an IMPRESS activity this time. Last week, the IPCC released the draft text of their latest report, entitled “Global Warming of 1.5 °C: an IPCC special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, in the context of strengthening the global response to…

Flexural Testing (mostly) Complete

The team at UCD have completed the majority of the flexural tests on the demonstrator panels, including full-size and smaller panels. Analysis is still underway but there are some promising results so far – watch out for the journal paper to come!

Dissemination to students

The IMPRESS team at UCD has been very active in promoting the project to the academic and student body within the university. Other academic staff have expressed an interest in running student projects connected to the themes of IMPRESS, and the UCD team were delighted to learn that three Masters projects will be running this…