Appropriate Working Environments (AWE AK)

Appropriate Working Environments (AWE AK)

Project Title: Appropriate Working Environments

Funding Period: June-2009 to July-2010

Funding By: Industrial Development Authority (IDA)
                   Enterprise Ireland
                   Industry Partners:
                         Intel, Kildare, Ireland
                         Xerox, Dundalk, Ireland
                         Analog Devices, Limerick, Ireland
                         DePuy (Johnson & Johnson), Cork, Ireland

Researcher: Anna Kosiel

Project Description 

The aim of this research is to investigate practical methods of reducing the cost of providing “appropriate working environments” for product, people and machines in Irish Manufacturing Plants. The most common high energy users in semi-conductor, pharmaceutical and medical device facilities are cleanrooms and laboratories. The HVAC systems which support these controlled environments are obvious targets when tying to reduce energy consumption costs. The primary focus of the project is to examine energy efficient methods of reducing facility energy usage whilst maintaining the optimum environmental criteria for people, product and machinery.

Environmental Research Institute

University College Cork, Lee Road, Cork