Kerry County Council has been to the fore of the energy movement in Ireland since the formation of our Energy Section in 2001. This year we became one of only a handful of Local Authorities who have achieved ISO 50001 certification of our Energy Management System (July 2017).
The Energy Section monitors the organisation energy consumption in the delivery of services tracking the organisation progress to achieving our 2020 target of 33% energy improvement, which we are on target to achieve.
To demonstrate commitment to energy efficiency the Chief Executive signed the Kerry County Council Energy Policy in May 2016.
The energy section has also delivered many energy saving projects in conjunction with Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland and has been an exemplar local authority in this regard, receiving a 10 year legacy award in 2011. This year we are working closely with Kerry Sustainable Energy Co-op http://ksec.ie/ in the delivery of a SEAI Better Energy Communities Grant. https://www.seai.ie/grants/community-grants/
The organisation is currently participating in OPW’s Optimising Power @ Work programme aims to change staff behaviour in relation to energy use and eliminate energy wastage within public buildings. http://www.opw-energy.ie/
We have been involved in a number of European project over the past few year in the area of district heating:
Links to related documents:
- Public Sector Energy Efficiency Strategy: http://www.dccae.gov.ie/documents/Public%20Sector%20Energy%20Efficiency%20Strategy.pdf
- National Mitigation Plan: http://www.dccae.gov.ie/documents/National%20Mitigation%20Plan%202017.pdf
- National Climate Policy: http://www.dccae.gov.ie/en-ie/climate-action/topics/climate-action-at-a-national-level/national-climate-policy/Pages/default.aspx
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