Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Awards EcoMerit Certification to Leopardstown Park Hospital

Monday, December 19, 2016
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Leopardstown Park Hospital, Foxrock, Co. Dublin was awarded the EcoMerit Certification by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.  The EcoMerit programme is endorsed by the Environmental Protection Agency and supported by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.  It assists organisations to prevent waste, conserve water and increase energy efficiency, thus reducing their carbon footprint and making them more sustainable.

An Cathaoirleach, Cllr. Cormac Devlin presented the Hospital with its Certification stating

It is a great privilege to award the EcoMerit Certification to Leopardstown Park Hospital, which has not only excelled in the efficient management and use of resources but has also committed to a programme of continuous environmental improvements for the future.”



Ann Marie O'Grady, CEO of Leopardstown Park Hospital said:

“By ensuring that equipment is only consuming energy when in use and routinely monitoring our water, waste and energy bills, the environmental and financial benefits are considerable. It demonstrates that, even with an old buildings infrastructure, significant strides can be made in terms of both the environment, but also our commitment as a publicly funded agency to effective and efficient use of tax payers’ money”.


Leopardstown Park Hospital, which is a specialist Hospital for older persons, providing care in the form of rehabilitation, residential care, respite services, a welfare home and day care services, achieved EcoMerit Certification by completing a major lighting upgrade and installing LED lights throughout the site. Insulation improvements were also made to the oldest parts of the buildings in order to conserve heat and improve comfort. Between these two measures, the hospital will save up to €50,000 per year and reduce their carbon emissions by up to 39 tonnes.