Dublin City Council – 2nd Energy Performance Contract

In 2019 Lawler Sustainability won a second Energy Performance Contract (EPC) with Dublin City Council. The energy contract involves the upgrade to the efficiency of 7 of its sports facilities and will see a saving of €1 million over the term of the contract.

To read more about our 1st Energy Performance Contract with Dublin City Council click here.

Energy Performance Contract

As the Energy Service Company (ESCo), working with Coedma, 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. The contract also includes full maintenance of all equipment associated with the upgrades.

Lawler Sustainability worked with Coedma to carry out regular Measurement and Verification (M&V) of savings in each of the buildings – Ballyfermot Sports & Fitness Centre, St. Catherine’s Community Sports Centre, Ballybough Youth & Community Centre, Cabra Parkside, Poppintree Community Sports Centre, Irishtown Sports & Fitness Centre and Bluebell Recreation Centre.

The most relevant energy-saving measures deployed across the seven leisure centres were:

  • Building Management System (BMS) Optimisation, new BMS interface and additional control points
  • Energy Metering
  • New LED Lighting
  • New Variable Speed Drives (VSDs) on Pumps
  • New EC Fans on AHU Units
  • Solar PV on 5 of the Sites
  • Natural Gas Condensing Modular Boiler Pack and LPHW Rearrangement
  • Chemical Pool Controllers and New Sensors
  • Heat Pump with Heat Recovery
  • Measurement and Verification (M&V) Protocol
  • DCC Ballyfermot received a new CHP system to efficiently heat the swimming pool
  • Improved building facilities management and effective management of all equipment.

As the second Energy Performance Contract (EPC) that Lawler Sustainability has won through public tender with Dublin City Council (DCC), the projected savings for this EPC were 30%.

The baseline energy consumption in the centres was c. 4,809 MWH/annum, and Lawler Sustainability will reduce this consumption by 1,455 MWh via a 3-month implementation phase, which is the CO2 and energy saving equivalent of removing approximately 99 Irish 3-Bed Semi Detached Homes (at 14,650 kWh/year, CER/17042, CRU, 2017).


Not only will these savings be guaranteed, and savings shared between Lawler Sustainability and DCC, but DCC will have:

  • An M&E Engineer Team at the other end of the phone, 24/7
  • Improved and Multi-Site Driven Maintenence Protocols
  • More time for Centre Managers
  • Better, More Accurate Comfort Conditions
  • Reduced Energy Costs
  • Reduced CO2 Emissions and a Partner that is Incentivised to Reduce Energy, Carbon and Promote Energy Efficiency Best Practice in Each of their Facilities
  • Automation of their Facilities’ M&E Systems

It’s no wonder they call it a win-win contract.

We hope you enjoyed reading about our 2nd Energy Performance Contract with Dublin City Council.

Learn more about our Energy Solutions and Energy Performance Contracting (EPC), here, or view more of our Project Portfolio, here.

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