Yvonne Finn

Dip BscEng PGDip

Lecturer

Department of the Built Environment, Carlow Campus

e: yvonne.finn@itcarlow.ie      t: 059 9175428

 

Ms Finn's background is in the area of Building Services with a more directed focus on the areas of Facilities Management and Energy Management within this very broad field.

  • Academic and Research Experience
  • Publications AND OUTPUTS
  • Research Supervision
  • Engagement and Collaboration

Academic and Research Experience

Currently in the process of initiating a supervised master’s programme with a research student in relation to the area of artificial lighting and its effects on work force production. Regular attender of the SSL (Society of Light and Lighting) Masterclasses in the area of artificial lighting. Has attended LightBytes, which is a day where peer reviewing of the lighting industry takes place.

Interested in energy management in the facilities industry and has attended The Annual National Sustainability Summit, BIFM Ireland Conferences and the Annual National Construction Summit. Visits at least one key Pharmaceutical or Energy Award Winning Commercial Premises each year, e.g. Pfizer in Newbridge, MSD in Carlow and Eir HQ in Dublin 8. This year attended the CPD lecture on Energy Management of Businesses by Declan Keogh of 3 Counties Energy.

Intention to increase  knowledge of computer simulation packages relating to building energy usage simulations by initially doing a 3 day face-to-face Virtual Environment training course, covering ModelIT, SunCast, ApacheSim, ApacheCalc, Macroflo and VE Compliance.

Main areas of teaching are:

To NQAI level 8

  • Facilities Management

  • Energy Management

To NQAI levels 7

  • Indoor Environmental Engineering and Management (Lighting, Sound and condensation)

  • Energy management and BER/DEAP/SBEM packages

To NQAI levels 6 & 7

  • Building Services Engineering

    • Mechanical Services – heating, ventilation, air conditioning, water supply and drainage

    • Electrical services – electrical supply, distribution and installations, lighting

  • Fire Safety – building requirements and fire psychology

  • Security – building security and personnel

Currently in the process of initiating a supervised master’s programme with a research student in relation to the area of artificial lighting and its effects on work force production.

Intention to increase my knowledge of computer simulation packages relating to building energy usage simulations to complement my existing knowledge in the area of energy management.

Publications and Outputs


 

Research Supervision

Currently in the process of initiating a supervised master’s programme with a research student in relation to the area of artificial lighting and its effects on work force production. This will be done in conjunction with Yvonne Kavanagh and Carmel Maher, making it the first cross departmental research masters in the institute.

My area of focus will relate to artificial lighting calculations especially those relating the Lumen Method, colour correlated temperature, and the possible effects of daylight.

Engagement and Collaboration

In conjunction with Darren Kavanagh, established the Eureka Science and Technology Festival in 2018. This is a week of engineering and science based events and activities that are designed to encourage and promote engineering and science to all age groups in the greater Carlow region.

Has carried out unpaid consultancy work for a start-up business in the area of developing their food production premises.

Over the past number of years in conjunction with Martin O’Neill, developed numerous programmes for local Carlow communities to help them understand energy usage and wastage.

Along with Pascal Harte, was the institute representative and promotor of our construction programmes when visiting construction programmes in Gendan University, Beijing and JIVIAT University, Xuzhou.

Was the Irish lead of the programme “Energy Efficiency in the Built Environment (EEBE)” which was a 3 year Canada – European Union student & faculty exchange project (2010-2013) funded by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada and EU.