SMARTLAB installs energy & environment sensors in 70 buildings in Limerick city


The SMARTLAB project at the Citizen Innovation Lab is busy installing energy and indoor environmental sensors for almost seventy project participants and their buildings in Limerick city centre. The work is part of the SMARTLAB project’s policy living lab, which is working directly with a diverse cohort of Limerick citizens and other stakeholders to explore the potential of smart technology to support the decarbonisation of Irish buildings. SMARTLAB will develop insights and recommendations on the potential of the EU Smart Readiness Indicator scheme, the market for smart services, and the data governance needed to support energy data sharing in the Irish context.

The installation process has been a welcome opportunity to meet with a range of Limerick homeowners, businesses, and other building users to hear about their motivations in joining the project, and their desire to know more about the energy use and indoor environment of their buildings. See below for a video of some SMARTLAB participants discussing their buildings:

This project has been funded by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland under the SEAI National Energy Research, Development and Demonstration Funding Programme 2021, grant number 21/RDD/634.