Media Projects

Dr. Kirk Shanks and Aodhan MacPhaidín have fronted many reports and media energy saving campaigns. Some of their appearances are detailed below.
Dr. Kirk Shanks  and Aodhan MacPhaidín appearing in the RTE show 'My Family Aren't Wasters' - Visit the website

 My Family Aren't Wasters

In this RTE show, two families with high carbon footprints undertake a series of challenges to reduce the amount of energy and resources they waste. They are advised and monitored by our two energy experts, Dr. Kirk Shanks and Aodhan MacPhaidín, who’ve install state of the art sensors to see how electricity, gas and oil are used and wasted.

The idea of this very successful series was that the families should change their ways rather than just buy eco-friendly appliances.

Revisit the series on www.rte.ie/tv/wasters or each episode as below:

Episode One - Why we need to stop being wasters www.rte.ie/tv/wasters/ep1.html
Episode Two - The electricity challenge www.rte.ie/tv/wasters/ep2.html
Episode Three - The gas (non-electrical power) challenge. www.rte.ie/tv/wasters/ep3.html
Episode Four - The transport challenge. www.rte.ie/tv/wasters/ep4.html
Episode Five - Waste and recycling challenge. dynamic.rte.ie/av/243-2385864-512-288.smil
Episode Six - Are they still wasters? The revisit. dynamic.rte.ie/av/243-2388658-512-288.smil


Power of One Street

Power of One Street Logo
In 2007 eight families embark on an "energy makeover" where they learnt how to eat, sleep and live energy efficiency. With the help of energy advisors, Dr. Kirk Shanks and Aodhan MacPhaidín, all eight families made remarkable savings not only to their bank accounts but also for the environment.

In 2008, in phase two of the Power of One Street, five more families across Ireland took part in the energy saving programme and also two businesses and one School.

Take a look at how they fared on www.powerofonestreet.ie

Six-one news

Six-one news reported on the progress of the Power of One Street campaign
22 March 2007 www.rte.ie/news/2007/0322/6news_av.html?2231286,null,230
20th April 2007 www.rte.ie/news/2007/0420/6news_av.html?2240499,null,230
5th June 2007 www.rte.ie/news/2007/0605/6news_av.html?2255842,null,230
25th July 2007 www.rte.ie/news/2007/0725/6news_av.html?2273114,null,230
19th Oct 2007www.rte.ie/news/2007/1019/6news_av.html?2300979,null,230
14th April 2008 www.rte.ie/news/2008/0414/6news_av.html?2361734,null,230
6th June 2008 www.rte.ie/news/2008/0606/6news_av.html?2384195,null,230

Power of One-Energy Tips

Power of One Energy Tips are presented by Aodhan MacPhaidín on YouTube

Introduction: www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2BSZMAmNxw
Kitchen Energy Tips: www.youtube.com/watch?v=qc_fGRnKfPM
Heating The Home - Energy Tips: www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGAmnKg0k4Q
Attic Insulation Energy Tips: www.youtube.com/watch?v=FI2CsNkDCDk
Appliances Energy Tips: www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WdbOnEPQ0I
Heating Tank Insulation Energy Tips: www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbgDTKo1hcg

 Morning Ireland

Homes of political party environment spokespersons were tested by our Energy Experts on behalf of Morning Ireland in February 2007. In the first in a series, the PDs Fiona O'Malley and Sinn Féin's Arthur Morgan allowed Morning Ireland to carry out an energy audit of their homes www.rte.ie/news/2007/0212/morningireland_av.html?2218265,null,209

Our two energy experts, Dr. Kirk Shanks and Aodhan MacPhaidín, accompany Aoife Kavanagh on visits the homes of Fergus O'Dowd, Fine Gael, and Eamon Ryan, Green Party, to see how green political representatives are at home www.rte.ie/news/2007/0213/morningireland_av.html?2218708,null,209

 Independent Profile

The Independent profiled Aodhan MacPhaidín on Thursday June 05 2008 www.independent.ie/lifestyle/jobs-careers/my-career-building-green-1398742.html