Shay Kavanagh founded Fuinniv Independent Consulting in 2017. He provides high quality technical expertise, supporting enhancement and application of energy standards, policies and programmes.  He has successfully delivered results for national agencies, local authorities, communities and industry. Shay regularly delivers projects with fellow energy experts in the areas of research and development as well as energy planning for communities. 
Shay graduated with honours from UCC's Electrical Engineering degree in 1996 before working as a hardware design engineer for several years in Galway. He returned to UCC in 2005 and achieved a Master's with distinction in Sustainable Energy Engineering.
Shay worked with RVR in Kenmare,  focusing on renewable energy system design, sales and training prior to working with  SEAI from 2008-2016 as a key in-house technical expert focusing on energy efficiency, particularly energy in buildings. He managed substantial technical development of Ireland's Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) technical methodologies and guidance for BER as well as managing the HARP database. Shay is a chartered engineer with Engineers Ireland. His Twitter page is here and his LinkedIn page is here
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