Transforming Conventional Homes into ‘Super Homes’ for a More Sustainable Future

28 Mar , 2024  

The International Energy Research Centre (IERC), based at Tyndall National Institute, is working towards the transition to cleaner energy systems both nationally and globally. Conventional homes will have a significant role in supporting this transition. Households could be transformed into eco-friendly ‘super homes’ by introducing distributed energy resources (DERs), such as solar panels, battery storage, […]


International Energy Research Centre Maximising Daylight to Improve Health

15 Nov , 2023  

Researchers at the International Energy Research Centre (IERC) are developing novel daylight enhancing techniques to improve health and wellness while also potentially eliminating the use of electrical lighting during the day. The health and wellness benefits of exposure to natural daylight have long been recognised. Accessing the right levels of natural light at the appropriate […]


Retrofitting homes could generate health and wellbeing benefits of up to €600 million annually

27 Apr , 2021  

The International Energy Research Centre (IERC) at Tyndall National Institute has today launched a report on the multiple benefits of retrofitting homes on the first day of its annual conference on The Post-pandemic Charge Towards our 2030 Targets. The IERC are calling on the Government to exceed the current home retrofitting ambitions in terms of speed […]