Fingal County Council has taken another positive step in its efforts to reduce its energy consumption by engaging Lawler Sustainability to deliver significant energy efficiency upgrades for the Civic Offices in Blanchardstown and County Hall in Swords.
Fingal County Council – Energy Performance Contract
Lawler Sustainability has been awarded a €1 million energy performance contract to design, install and maintain a suite of energy efficiency measures.
The primary measures for both buildings include the installation of a solar photovoltaic (PV) system and full upgrades of the lighting, boiler, air handling, and building management systems.
The contract, lasting for a total of nine years, will create total energy savings of 1.3GWhs per annum which represents 37% of total energy consumption at present.
Fingal has already delivered energy reductions of 39%, beating its initial target of reducing energy consumption by 33% in the decade to 2020. This has also seen them manage to achieve ISO50001 Energy Management Certification for its energy management systems. The Council is now tasked, under its Climate Change Action Plan, with reducing its 2009 energy consumption levels by 50% by 2030.
This contract is one of four similar energy performance contracts that Codema, Dublin’s Energy Agency, has facilitated on behalf of the Dublin Local Authorities in the past five years.
“We have experience of successfully working with other local authorities on energy performance and will be implementing a model that has a proven track record which maximises environmental impact while simultaneously generating commercial savings.” – Daniel Ring, Managing Director of Lawler Sustainability.
“This project will play an important role in achieving the climate and energy efficiency targets set out in Fingal County Council’s Climate Change Action Plan 2019 -2024. It will act as an exemplar for other public bodies across Ireland, as well as for businesses in Fingal who want to become more sustainable.” – Cllr Daniel Whooley, The Deputy Mayor of Fingal.
“This is a natural next step for us in our efforts to lead the way in terms of Climate Change Action within Fingal. With the help of Codema, we have already met our energy consumption to 2020 and are firmly focused on meeting our 2030 target. The team from Lawler Sustainability has a big role to play in helping us achieve major reductions in energy consumption and CO2 emissions.”- AnnMarie Farrelly, Chief Executive of Fingal County Council.
“The Energy Performance Contract model is very successful and is well-established in countries such as Germany, Austria, and the Czech Republic, so it is great to see it continue to strengthen its foothold in Ireland. Energy Performance Contracts not only provides the Council with the security of guaranteed energy savings, but it also saves on the cost of maintaining these upgrades over the lifetime of the contract.” – Joe Hayden, Senior Executive Engineer with Codema.
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