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Energy  - Future Proofing the County


Future proofing the County - How

  • 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 
  • promote IS399:2014 Energy Efficient Design at the earliest stage of design to ensure proper consideration and costing of energy efficiency design. 
  • the County Developement Plan 2016-2022 commits Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council (DLR) to produce a Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) within the lifespan of the Plan
  • energy performance can be improved 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
  • support development of green businesses in conjunction with DLR Green Business Officer Local Enterprise Office
  • support Smart Dublin and roll-out of Smart City Projects   (see DLR's Public Lighting Section in action on the photo banner above)

Future proofing DLR Corporate Energy

  • DLR has an Energy Policy covering our corporate energy usage
  • we are maintaining an Energy Management System 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 (see DLR's ISO50001 EMS Certificate on the photo banner above)
  • we actively engage with the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) and other stakeholders for energy improvement
  • we pursue energy grants to encourage energy efficiency programmes which include the SEAI Better Energy Communties Grant Programme. See SEAI Grants