We are working to reduce dependence on fossil fuels through promotion of renewables and encourage planning of energy networks into the future to allow for viable businesses, industry, schools, homes and travel into the future - read more here
We promote IS399: 2014 Energy Efficient Design at the earliest stage of design to ensure proper consideration and costing of energy efficiency design. SEAI EXEED programme is based on IS399. DLR has submitted an application for County Hall for which we are working towards SEAI EXEED Managed Certification for dlr's largest Significant Energy User (SEU) building. Energy Statements are required for Planning Permission - read more here.
Under the County Development Plan we were committed to producing a Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) within a lifetime of the CDP. However since becoming a member of EU wide Covenant of Mayors, Climate and Energy (december 2016) we have upgraded this to produce a Sustainable Energy & Climate Action Plan (SECAP) and are committed to reduction of 40% CO2 emission by 2030 across dlr County. See the Climate Action Plan here.
We are working to improve energy performance by lowering the CO2 emissions and aggregate energy consumption across the County through promotion of new build to near Zero Energy Build (nZEB), Passive House or equivalent standards. Both standards emphasise on-site care and quality assurance to ensure effective airtightness and on-site attention to detail and trade training. Please see our Exemplar Projects.
We support the development of green businesses in conjunction with DLR Green Business Officer & Local Enterprise Office. This includes Solo Energy Battery Storage of PV generated electricity, Plus Heat trial - Infra Red Heaters, and the upcoming trial of Smart Meters.
We support Smart Dublin and roll-out of Smart City Projects.
Check out our Energy Policy (in related documents) which covers our corporate energy usage. We also have an energy management system which is across 120 buildings, 23,500 public lights and our 300 fleet.
We are maintaining an Energy Management System EMS compliant to International Standard ISO50001 across DLR's corporate energy load with the objective of improving our energy consumption performance by 33% by 2020 from our baseline of 2009. Our Energy Management System is across our entire energy corporate load which includes 120 buildings, 23,500 public lights, 300 fleet. In compliance with ISO50001, DLR's EMS focuses on its Significant Energy Users (SEUs) Public Lighting, County Hall, LexIcon, Ballyogan Operations Centre and the three Leisure Centres, Meadowbrook, Loughlinstown and Monkstown.
We actively engage with Government Departments, the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) and other stakeholders for energy improvement
We pursue energy grants to encourage energy efficiency programmes and trial exemplar projects which include the SEAI Better Energy Communties Grant Programme, EXEED Programme, Deep Retrofit Programme. See SEAI Grants