A & L Goodbody
A&L Goodbody is one of Ireland’s premier corporate law firms. Our Belfast based lawyers, together with colleagues from our Dublin, London and New York offices provide a comprehensive full service, across every facet of business law including: banking & financial services, commercial property, corporate & commercial, employment, energy & natural resources, EU & competition, intellectual property & information technology, litigation & dispute resolution, projects (PFI/PPP) & construction and restructuring & insolvency.
A&L Goodbody is a leading law firm in the Renewable Energy Sector with market leading specialists in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland and is actively involved in new significant developments in this dynamic and evolving industry having acted for international and domestic developers, financial institutions, utilities, government entities, funds, equity houses, system operators/owners and industry associations.
Aramark Environmental Services
B9 Organic Energy
B9 Organic Energy have evolved from the B9 family of companies most commonly known for the production of renewable energy from wind farms in Ireland, UK and more recently, Canada. B9 Organic Energy Ltd has been set up specifically to develop the vast reserves of renewable energy embedded in organic matter. This organic matter is more commonly known as organic waste or can be specifically grown as energy crops.
The energy potential can be tapped into by the natural process of anaerobic digestion (AD). This natural process is essentially the action of naturally occurring bacteria which break down the organic waste into biogas or natural gas and is most commonly found at landfill sites where it is called landfill gas.
Bailey Architecture has recently joined the Action Renewables Association. The company specialises in residential architecture.
The practice is run by Seamus Bailey who worked in some of Northern Irelands leading award winning architects practices before returning to set up Bailey Architecture in The Glens of Antrim.
The practice bases it principles of providing designs that respect the unique natural surroundings of each clients site whether it be in the rural or urban. We have a keen interest in sustainable design and the integration of suitable renewable technologies into our projects to minimise future energy and heating costs for our clients.
We provide advice to our clients through our wide network of contacts we have across the renewable industry in Northern Ireland. www.baileyarchitecture.co.uk
Belfast City Council
brites is a heating fuel locally made by Balcas, based in Enniskillen. Firmly established as the largest producer of wood pellets in the UK and Ireland, brites offer quality, price-stability and sustainability on a national scale direct to customer’s doors. Wood pellets are a locally available fuel that will reduce carbon emissions to the atmosphere and help combat climate change. Over 4100 commercial and residential customers now rely on brites, delivered in bulk or tipped loads, as a convenient and green fuel for their heating and hot water.
CareyGlass has recently joined the Action Renewables Association, the Company has been an integral part of the Irish and UK construction industry since its foundation by three brothers in 1965. The company has grown over the years and now employs 430 staff across Ireland and the British Isles. Carey’s renewable division; CareyGlass Solar specializes in the design, manufacture and installation of solar thermal and photovoltaic solutions. The structural and engineering department ensures that all products and solutions are optimized to give the best total guaranteed performance for each and every application. www.careyglass.com
For Dimplex Renewables, there is nothing new about Renewables, We have been building heat pumps for over 30 years, and constant innovation across a global network of research and development facilities, including our Global Energy Centre in Dunleer, Co. Louth, and Renewable Technology Lab in Portadown, has enabled us to become a global leader in the renewable heating sector.
With one of the widest ranges of renewable products available that includes heat pumps, solar-thermal water heating systems, heat recovery ventilation systems, SmartRads, unvented cylinders, and cutting-edge smart controls which optimise the performance of all of these technologies once installed. Dimplex Renewables continues to expand its portfolio to meet the needs of its customers in both domestic and commercial markets.
Dimplex renewables have a state of the art training and sales facility in Craigavon, production facilities for Heat pumps in Newry, Solar and Cylinders in Portadown, along with R&D in Portadown and Dunleer.
A company within the ESB Group, ESB Independent Energy (ESBIE) was established in January 2000 to compete in the liberalised electricity markets and build long-term relationships with customers. The company has now changed its name to Electric Ireland.
Since their foundation, Electric Ireland continues to provide top quality service ensuring they remain the foremost electricity supplier throughout the island of Ireland. As part of the ESB International Group, Electric Ireland have the unique advantage of having access to their own power generation capacity, Dublin Bay Power Plant in the Republic, Coolkeeragh in Northern Ireland and various renewable sources throughout the country. Their continued investment in a variety of power sources and technologies underpins their commitment to their customers.
Geothermal Energy Ltd
Geothermal Energy Ltd is based in Rathcoole, Co Dublin, and are the first Irish company to focus on deep geothermal energy resources incorporating the exploration, development, and generation of these resources. The Company was established to explore, lead and drive opportunities in the geothermal renewable energy section.
They aim to identify and develop deep geothermal energy resources as heat or power products and to demonstrate the commercial and environmental benefits of such ventures.
Gilbert-Ash has its origins at the beginning of the last century with the formation of the family construction firm, P. Carvill & Sons in Warrenpoint, Co. Down. The main office is now in Belfast which is the centre of the contracting operations, however there is still a branch in Warrenpoint.
An associated company Gilbert-Ash Fitout Ltd, is responsible for smaller building projects and maintenance, refurbishment and shopfitting. It has also carried out several contracts in Europe and further afield.
Today the company is steered by a young, dynamic and ambitious management team, poised to lead the company into the future.
GRAHAM operates in the construction, asset management and project investment sectors. In successful operation for over 200 years adapting to our challenging and ever changing world, GRAHAM are responding to global climate change by adopting renewable technologies that don’t cost the earth.
We deliver innovative solutions to projects regardless of size, scope and complexity. Our business remains focused on sustainability, where we are building and maintaining infrastructures and facilities in the most energy efficient and cost effective manner.
Our new company head office which we designed and built to latest international environmental standards, that of BREEAM Excellent, serves as a flagship of sustainable solution design. Awarded Most Sustainable Building 2010 by Sustainable Ireland, Sustainable Building Project 2009 by Action Renewables, and runner up in the International Sustainability Awards alongside the New Portrait Gallery, Sydney, demonstrates not only our commitment to a sustainable future but our ability to meet challenges and deliver innovations along the way. http://www.graham.co.uk/homepage/
Lightsource is a leading solar project developer, with full service capability from project development through to operating and maintaining operational systems. Our vision is to use proven solar technology to meet rising renewable energy demand with a fleet of utility scale power plants providing clean, renewable electricity to consumers. We are currently the largest developer of utility scale solar energy in the UK with over 66MW of operational solar projects with a further 18MW in Europe.
Manufacturing Northern Ireland
Manufacturing Northern Ireland represents almost 500 manufacturers throughout Northern Ireland. Formed in 2002 as the Northern Ireland Manufacturing Focus Group to oppose the introduction of business rates for manufacturers, the group ran a very high profile campaign and succeeded in having industrial rating capped at 30%, saving the Provinces manufacturers over £40m each year. Members range from light and heavy engineering to food processors and furniture manufacturers.
The association has since been renamed and lobbies Government on a range of issues including industrial rating, energy costs, local business taxation and banking which together add to the cost of doing business in Northern Ireland. We offer advice to members on a range of issues and hold occasional seminars in a range of locations on topics such as sustainable technologies and skills training with a variety of partners such as Carbon Trust, Invest NI and DEL.
The National Trust is a conservation charity founded in 1895 to protect special places and ensure that people had the opportunity to enjoy them. Today the Trust has over 56, 000 members in Northern Ireland and a total membership of over 4 million making it Europe’s largest environmental and conservation body. The charity has been active in Northern Ireland since 1936 and from small beginning has grown a conservation movement which owns, protects and provides public access to 40 square miles of scenic countryside and around 120 miles of the magnificent Northern Ireland Coastline.
The National Trust has also set a target to reduce consumption of fossil fuels for heat and electricity by 50% by 2020, i.e. by 2020 we plan to meet 50% of our energy requirements from renewable sources. We are well on the way with a number of our larger oil consumers already switched over to biomass.
Solmatix Renewables is a leading Northern Ireland service company that specialises in the design, manufacture and installation of solar water, solar PV and heat pump cylinders within the domestic, commercial and volume housing sectors.
Operating throughout UK and Ireland, Solmatix have carried out approximately 500 installations ranging from private homeowners to high street retailers. Solmatix delivers the highest standards of product and service quality whilst achieving cost competitiveness due to vertical integration and economies of scale. Established in 2008 by Richard Bell, a former engineer within the Aerospace, Defence and Marine industries, Solmatix have benefited from significant growth from humble begins to our new head office in Lisburn, Co. Antrim.
South Eastern Regional College
South Eastern Regional College (SERC) is one of the top 30 UK Colleges aiming to be in the top 20 worldwide by 2020. SERC work with over 1,000 businesses across Ireland delivering training, product prototyping, business improvement consultancy, and staffing solutions. Our core business is to provide the skills and knowledge which companies need to overcome barriers to success and to compete successfully in the global economy.
SERC’s award winning Environmental Skills Centre is a hub for specialist training in sustainable development and energy renewable technologies. This includes areas like Heat Pump Installation, Biomass and Solar Technologies, Energy Assessment, Wave and Tidal Energy, Deep Geothermal Power, Energy Storage and Passive and Zero Carbon Homes.
Companies such as Ferroli, Dimplex Group and Baxi partner with SERC. SERC work closely with bodies such as Global Maritime Alliance, BPEC, and Action Renewables.