Dublin City Council – Energy Performance Contract

In February 2015, Dublin City Council and Codema issued a public tender notice which revolutionised the way that energy conservation works are carried out and energy savings are achieved in local authority buildings in Ireland.

Annual Energy Savings of 42%
Annual Energy Cost Savings of €170,000
Dublin, Ireland

Ireland’s First Ever Energy Performance Contract

The tender to carry out energy upgrades to Ballymun, Finglas, and Markievicz sports and fitness centres formed Ireland’s first-ever Energy Performance Contract (EPC) for a local authority.

An EPC is a contract that is awarded to an Energy Service Company (ESCo) to deliver guaranteed energy savings within a building and in turn, these savings help to cover the cost of carrying out the works.

Lawler Sustainability was awarded all contracts under a highly competitive Government procurement process.


Energy Saving Measures

As part of this agreement, we employed a number of energy saving measures and upgrades to achieve the desired energy cost savings.

Our team installed new CHP plants, boilers, pumps, heat recovery AC systems, lighting

upgrades, building management systems, and more across all three facilities in Finglas, Markievicz and Ballymun.

Following just two years after Lawler Sustainability completed these upgrades, each leisure centre was able to boast annual energy savings of 42%. They also saved €170,000 in energy costs and a further €70,000 in maintenance costs.

Our team carried out energy upgrades to Ballymun, Finglas, and Markievicz sports and fitness centres.

Dublin City Council – 2nd Energy Performance Contract

Following the success that Lawler Sustainability had with Ireland’s first-ever Energy Performance Contract (EPC) in 2015, Dublin City Council again approached our team to complete their second EPC, this time covering seven different leisure facilities.


Guaranteed Energy Savings

As the Energy Service Company (ESCo), working with Codema, Dublin’s Energy Agency, we have calculated that the project will achieve energy savings of approximately 35% and will offset carbon emissions by 321 tonnes each year.

We guarantee energy savings over an agreed period of 8 years. These savings will be shared between Lawler Sustainability and the Dublin City Council.

Additionally, the contract includes full maintenance of all the equipment associated with the upgrades.


Measurement and Verification

Lawler Sustainability worked with Codema to carry out regular Measurement and Verification (M&V) of savings in each of the buildings including Ballyfermot Sports & Fitness Centre, St. Catherine’s Community Sports Centre, Ballybough Youth & Community Centre, and more.

The energy saving measures and upgrades deployed across the seven leisure centres included:

  • Building Management System
  • LED Lighting System
  • Heat Pump with Heat Recovery
  • Solar PV Integration
  • Energy Metering
As part of this agreement, energy savings will be used to cover the cost of the works.

Continuing to Drive Energy Performance

Cormac Healy, Dublin City Council

I confirm that Lawler Sustainability completed the implementation of an Energy Performance Contract for 3 Leisure Centres for Dublin City Council satisfactorily. They completed their works to the highest standards in a professional and competent manner and continue to drive energy performance through the service element of the contract, delivering on promised energy savings. An added value of the EPC is the reduced hours our centre managers now need to spend in plant rooms and entering into the procurement process with several M&E contractors. Having a professional (ESCO) at the end of the phone, who we know has a vested interest in the building’s performance and operation has saved our managers valuable time. This allows them to concentrate on their own core remit: spending more time with customers. In addition, both staff and customers have all commented on the increased levels of comfort since the upgrades.


Expert Advice

Speak to an expert today

Simply drop in your contact details and let us know a good time to reach you and one of our expert engineering team will call to discuss your needs and how we might be able to help

Speak to an Expert

Trusted To Deliver
Proud to work with leading Irish and global brands

Kilkenny Office

Penthouse Office Suite,
11 Patrick Street, Kilkenny, R95 VNP4

Dublin Office

Citywest Business Centre,
3013 Lake Drive, Citywest, Dublin 24

London Office

Morrell House,
98 Curtain Road, London, EC2A 3AF

Cork Office

Acorn Business Centre,
Blackrock, Cork. T12 K7CV