Noel Lawler Green Energy Solutions in continuing its diversity of energy services offered to customers reached another significant landmark last week, having secured an 8 year Energy Performance Contract with Dublin City Council. This model for energy savings is a truly smart way to save your business money while reducing it’s carbon footprint and helping contribute to national targets for energy usage and greenhouse gas emissions.
Focussing on delivering specialist Energy and Sustainability advice some of the key areas where we are seeing strong demand for our services now are :
- Providing strategic energy strategy advice to Local Authorities in developing energy masterplans within Brownfield and Greenfield sites.
- Providing Carbon and Energy Roadmaps for Local Authority and Multinational Clients.
- Designing large waste to heat projects using innovative technology to reclassify previous waste streams as biofuel .
- Delivering funded cost and carbon reduction projects to clients through energy reduction projects
- Delivery of environmental pillar of companies Corporate and Social Responsibility (CSR) Programme
- Cost saving projects through optimisation and rationalisation of existing equipment large equipment intensive sites
- Building Energy Modelling and Simulation
- Building and Site Sustainability Assessments – LEED and BREEAM
For smart innovative energy solutions please do not hesitate in contacting us on firstname.lastname@example.org or Daniel Ring on 0862381269. We work closely with The Sustainable Energy Agency of Ireland (SEAI ) who are anxious to fund similar performance based energy projects.
Front Row : Trevor Gary DCC, Terence O Keefe DCC, Mr Daniel Ring Noel Lawler Green Energy Solutions, Mr Brendan Kenny CEO DCC
Back Row : Jim Begley DCC, Ms Majella Kelleher, SEAI, Mr. Philip Goode Noel Lawler Green Energy Solutions, Mr Cormac Healy DCC, Joe Hayden Codema, Gerry Wardell Codema, Alan Ryan SEAI, Declan McCormac, Codema
Noel Lawler Green Energy Solutions secure Ireland’s first Local Authority Energy Performance Contract Awarded 18th July 2016 by Dublin City Council
Dublin City Council today awarded Ireland’s first local authority Energy Performance Contract (EPC) project to Noel Lawler Green Energy Solutions. Working closely with the Dublin Energy Agency, CoDEMA, the project will save the council up to €100,000 on its energy and maintenance costs per year.
An EPC is a contractual agreement by an Energy Service Company (ESCo) to guarantee energy savings over an agreed period of time.
The project involves the upgrade of 3 Dublin City Council Sports & Fitness facilities namely Markievicz Sports and Fitness Centre, Finglas Sports & Fitness Centre and Ballymun Sports and Fitness Centre by using an Energy Performance Contract. In this instance, the EPC project will achieve average energy savings of more than 30 per cent per year through a range of energy-efficiency upgrades. These include:
• new LED lighting,
• new combined heat and power systems to efficiently heat the swimming pools
• improved building control systems which will help manage all of the equipment in the centres to ensure that they are working together effectively.
Speaking earlier as the contract was signed, Chief Executive Brendan Kenny said: “Today marks a real milestone for Dublin City Council, who will be the first local authority to implement an Energy Performance Contract in Ireland. This project is a great example of how the public sector can work together to drive efficiencies and I would like to thank the great teams in CoDEMA, the SEAI and the Department of Energy for their support and technical assistance. I would also like to thank the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport who are providing up to €518,000 towards the upgrades. I would like to personally congratulate Noel Lawler Green Energy Solutions and we look forward to working with them on this project. ”
Joe Hayden, Executive Engineer with Codema, added: “The EPC model is very successful and is well-established in countries such as Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic, so it is great to see it finally arriving in Ireland. EPC not only provides the council with the security of guaranteed energy savings, it also saves on the cost and hassle of maintaining these upgrades over the lifetime of the contract.”
This EPC contract involving the three leisure centres will run for eight years and Dublin City Council expects the work to get underway later this year.
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Noel Lawler Green Energy Solutions have a number of vacancies for Energy Project Developers. This role involves working with our new and existing clients to firstly identify energy reduction opportunities within their estates and to then structure energy projects to deliver the savings identified. You will be responsible for establishing energy and carbon roadmaps for customers and should be able to present and report to clients the business case for these.
You should be competent in carrying out energy assessments and audits. Ideally be experienced in identifying the opportunities on sites and getting these developed and delivered as projects for clients. You should also be familiar with financing options, grants and tax incentives available to clients. Familiarity with SEAI mentoring and advice schemes and registration on these as a mentor would be an advantage.
Certified Energy Manager or a recognised energy qualification would be preferable. Contact email@example.com
NLGES are delighted to be appointed by Brown Thomas to help with their energy carbon and waste reduction programme whilst fulfilling their company’s Energy Audit obligations under SI 426. SI 426 Energy Audits
NLGES are very pleased to have won the tender competition to develop the energy strategy for the Councils 18 acre site in Kilkenny City. As a ‘home town’ project we are particularly pleased to bring our national and international experience to this project.
NLGES have been appointed by Croke Park to carry out a strategic review of their Mechanical and Electrical plant and systems. As one of Europe’s largest stadiums the reliability and resilience of these systems are critical on event days
NLGES are pleased to be involved in the implementation phase of the energy project they devised in 2015 with Eden Bleu Resort in the Seychelles. The LED lighting upgrade is now substantially complete. We are next hoping to progress implementing a PV installation.
This audit involved surveying the store and taking live measurements on energy consumption. This allowed us to identify annual savings which represent a 38% reduction in electricity costs combined between energy efficiency upgrades and rationalization of ESB standing charges and supplies. We have as part of our initial works already applied for €9,500 of these savings through changes in utility tariff structures.
These savings were split across the following areas following our survey of the store
- Utility tariff adjustments 13%
- Refrigeration 21%
- Lighting 58%
- Ventilation and controls 8%
This Kilkenny Chamber business award category was open to any commercial businesses across all sectors who could demonstrate consistent application of good environmental practices aligned to recognised Irish /EU environmental standards.
Noel Lawler Green Energy Solutions provided evidence in their business plan of ongoing and ambitious goals for further environmental improvement and sustainable development in terms of the following:
- Contribution to climate change in terms of water and energy usage and conservation
- Practices that support nature biodiversity and engagement in opportunities for eco-innovation.
ALSO Finalist in Exporter of the Year 2015 – Noel Lawler Consulting Engineers NLCE
This strategy outlines the practical steps that can be taken by Eden Blue Hotel to firstly reduce its carbon and energy footprint and secondly to develop a sustainability road map embracing not simply energy reduction but encompassing a wider sustainability agenda.
The report includes an opportunity register in relation to energy saving interventions. Following this initial assessment an investment of €685,655 would yield annual savings of €357,254 and therefore a simple payback of 2 years and 5 months would be achieved.
This project if implemented on a phased basis could operate as a self-financing model only requiring an initial small percentage of the required investment to implement some of the suggested interventions and using the savings to energy savings to finance the subsequent projects.
Please see one of the many testimonials on our home page from the manager Trevor Smith. Testimonials