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.
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 (EnMS) across DLR's corporate energy load certified to the internationally recognised standard ISO50001: 2018. The corporate energy load includes 120 buildings, over 23,500 public lights, and 300 fleet. In accordance with ISO50001, DLR's EnMS focuses on its Significant Energy Users (SEUs) Public Lighting, County Hall, Block 1 Harbour Square, Ballyogan Operations Centre, dlr LexIcon Library and Cultural Centre, and the four dlr Leisure Centres. In 2020, dlr surpassed the public sector target of 33% energy efficiency performance improvement from our 2009 baseline. We are on course to achieve the 2030 target of 50% energy efficiency improvement, recording a 51% improvement in 2020 and 2021. In addition to the energy efficiency target, public sector bodies are also pursuing an absolute reduction in energy-related emissions of 51% by 2030. This absolute reduction is measured against a baseline average of 2016-17-18 and means even as our delivery of services expands, our energy-related emissions must fall.
We actively engage with Government Departments, the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), Codema and other stakeholders to achieve energy improvement.