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Ireland’s first Local Authority Energy Performance Contract

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 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.



EPC Signing

EPC Signing

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.