Energy Performance Contracts (EPC) are mutually beneficial agreements between Lawler Sustainability and the client, whereby we make a number of energy upgrades to the building’s mechanics and electrics, and split the energy savings between the two for a set period. After this contract time, any energy savings made belong completely to the client.
Based on the simple business case of energy savings funding capital investment, this model delivers energy and maintenance efficiencies, while offering a performance guarantee and sharing of savings achieved. It also allows building owners and operators to concentrate on running their businesses knowing that a performance-based contract is optimising their energy and maintenance expenditure.
The EPC model is very successful and is well-established in countries including Germany, Austria, and the Czech Republic. We would encourage the public and private sector alike to embrace this model, its proven achievements can be seen in the examples below.
In 2017, Lawler Sustainability was honoured at the European Energy Awards in Berlin, for our positive work in relation to energy efficiency and sustainability. Our work with Dublin City Council (DCC) and Codema Energy Agency in developing an Energy Performance Contract at three DCC leisure facilities, Finglas, Markievicz, and Ballymun was acknowledged here.
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.
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.
Since then, Lawler Sustainability has gone on to perform Energy Performance Contract works across the country. Here are some examples:
- Ballyfermot Leisure Centre
- St. Catherine’s Sport and Community Centre
- Ballybough Sport and Community Centre
- Cabra Sport and Community Centre
- Loughinstown Leisure Centre
- Monkstown Leisure Centre
- The Savoy Hotel Limerick
- Leisureworld Bishoptown
- Bluebell Sport and Community Centre
- K Club, Kildare
- Kelly’s Hotel & Resort Rosslare