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Rochestown House, Phase 2 - part of a wider upgrade project, this energy upgrade of existing social housing for the elderly is located in Sallynoggin. The upgrade was to pilot a retrofit project to Passive House EnerPHit Standard and was part of a wider EU EuroPHit Pilot. There is a continuous post occupancy energy evaluation linked to a Building Management System. This exemplar project won the RIAI 2017 Sustainability Award and fed into the roll-out of the SEAI Deep Retrofit Pilot Programme of which DLR is a participant.

The Mews - is a new build social housing project completed in partnership DLR Architects' + Housing Department. The project is to near Zero Energy Build nZEB A1 Building Energy Rated social housing. It is one of a number of completed projects / near completion housing projects designed and coordinated by the DLR Architect's Department. 

We are the first Dublin Local Authority to reach full compliance with ISO50001 Energy Management System for our full corporate energy load


Domestic PV + Battery Trial - using a new infill site family home within DLR's Social Housing Stock, the project links the roof photovoltaics PVs (solar panels which use the sun's energy to convert into electrical use within the home) to energy storage batteries (see photo above). Currently Ireland's Electrical Grid does not have a domestic feed-in tariff, which means that any electricity generated on-site cannot be fed back into the grid. TO help mitigate against fuel poverty and enhance the use of the renewable PV, dlr Energy Team + the Housing Department +Solo-Energy are trialling this pilot project.  Storing PV electrical energy in excess of the on-site demand within the battery + tying in the house to a cheaper night-time electrical tariff to allow the battery to be further topped up where required.  This project has a continuous post occupancy analysis being carried out by our project partner Solo-Energy. All evaluations will be fed back to the dlr Energy Team to allow for evidence-based future implementation.

Energy Bills Platform - Energy Elephant, use of this platform is linked to all DLR's big energy users within the corporate building stock. It is linked to monthly meter readings which help generate 'accurate' bills and energy usage to facilitate good energy management. The system helps generate reports to aid energy review and management. See site map above with some of the buildings currently linked to the Energy Elephant bills platform.

SEAI Better Energy Communities Programme, DLR apply annually for the SEAI BEC grant. Successful projects were carried out over a number of years including BEC2014 - read more.

SEAI EXEED Programme - dlr Energy Team have applied to the SEAI EXEED Programme to bring County Hall, dlr's largest building Significant Energy User to EXEED Managed Certification.

Partners - The dlr Energy Team have worked with a number of Energy Suppliers including successful partnerships under the Energy Obligated Scheme with Electric Ireland, SSE Airtricity, ENPROVA, and Energia.

Green Business liaison includes: Site Visits to Business/Industry for business knowledge swaps, trialling indigenous energy products, Upcoming Community Projects with Hub Controls & other Smart Meters, Trialling Plus Heat Panels within a dlr Heritage Building.