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  • 1.  
  • 2. What is an Ecovillage?
    • Urban or rural communities
    • Creating a supportive social environment with a low impact way of life.
    • Integrate various aspects of ecological design, permaculture, ecological building, green production, alternative energy, community building practices, and much more.
  • 3. VILLAGE MISSION STATEMENT 1999
  • 4. The Cloughjordan Ecovillage
    • Many kinds of ecovillage worldwide
    • Common theme – living within the planet's capacity to support us
    • Themes of our Ecovillage:
    • A model development – educational
    • Modern levels of comfort etc
    • A great place to live – for all ages
    • A place where it's easier to live sustainably
  • 5. Community Buildings
    • 3 Community spaces -potentially!
    • Coach House
    • Education Building
    • Cultural/Artistic Space
  • 6. Economic Sustainability -earning a living
    • Economic sustainability is a key objective
    • Eco-Enterprise Centre
    • Creation of new business opportunities, co-ops, partnerships, synergies
    • 16 live/work units
    • Education and training
  • 7.  
  • 8. Education
    • Green Building
    • Renewable Energy
    • Ecological Design
    • Permaculture
    • Organic Production
    • Woodland Crafts
    • Silviculture
    • Transition Training
    • Sustainable Planning
    • Leadership Training
    • Rural Development
    • Resilience Skills
    • Community
    • Third Age Studies
    • Systems Training
  • 9. Links and Partnerships
    • Carnegie UK Trust
    • Centre for Appropriate Technology
    • The EDEN Foundation
    image by Solearth
    • Irish Rural Link
    • NUI Maynooth
    • University of Limerick
    • Tipperary Institute
    • Transition Network
    • Sustainable Ireland
    • The Falkland Centre for Stewardship
    • Centre for Human Ecology
    • SERVE
  • 10.  
  • 11. ECO-ENTERPRISE CENTRE
    • Construction starts Summer 2010
    • 750 sq m eco-enterprise centre
    • shared use offices
    • creative workshops
    • eco-innovation engineering spaces
    • food production unit.
    • € 450,000 grant from Enterprise Ireland
  • 12. POTENTIAL FOR.....
    • Production of:
    • food
    • biofuel
    • building materials
    • Use of local materials: eg myscanthus
  • 13. 16 LIVE-WORK UNITS
    • Ground floor space (30-70 sq m) for:
    • retail/ office use
    • demonstration
    • therapeutic clinic
    • First floor: living space
  • 14. BUSINESSES EXPECTED.....
    • Space already booked for:
    • Architectural practice
    • Environmental consultancy
    • Organic bakery
    • How about you?
  • 15. I.T. INFRASTRUCTURE
    • Each home / workplace will be connected to:
    • a village Campus Area Network (CAN)
    • via a 100Mbps Multimode Fibre
    • a layer 3 ethernet network.
  • 16. NETWORK FUNCTIONS (1)
    • 1. Monitoring and Management of the District
    • Heating System. 2. Phone system:
    • - Asterix (Free PBX) system in Comms Centre.
    • - IP phone in each home/workplace
    • - office-type functionality for each unit
    • - free internal calls
    • - external calls at VoIP rates
    • 3. High Speed broadband......
  • 17. NETWORK FUNCTIONS (2)
    • 3. High Speed broadband:
    • - This link will initially be provisioned at a 10Mbps symmetric, uncontended bandwidth
    • - Capable of providing 100Mbps.
  • 18. FUTURE I.T. USES (1)
    • 1. IPTV for:
    • standard TV channels in all homes etc
    • WebEx or Video-conferencing facilities
    • 2. Smart Electricity Metering:
    • economies of scale and more efficient use of power when we generate our own power
  • 19. FUTURE I.T. USES (2)
    • 3. Servers:
    • Business-standard access speeds will be available, allowing high bandwidth server- based applications
    • Examples:
    • - File Sharing,
    • - Bulk and/or high quality printing
    • - Local Currency Exchange bank.