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Our Highlights of 2016 – We’ve had loads!

Tipperary Energy Agency TeamIts been another busy and exciting year again at Tipperary Energy Agency. With new project working coming in all the time and the growth of SuperHomes Ireland  we’re currently in the process of taking on 3 new engineers. This will bring our team to a record number of 17 staff members.  Here are some of our 2016 highlights.

 

Energy in Agri 2016-2158In September this year, our CEO Paul Kenny was named one of ’20 influencers who will shape our response to climate change’.”While he thinks big, he acts local”. You can see the full Top 20 list of influencers here 

 

 

 

Energy in AgricultureThe inaugural Energy in Agriculture event which took place on August 22 was another highlight of 2016. 1200 attendees at Gurteen Agricultural College for 30 talks, 6 practical demos and 44 exhibitors. 2017 date has been announced. Visit www.energyinagriculture.ie 

 

 

SuperHomes Ireland

Our SuperHomes scheme has been hugely successful in 2016 retrofitting 22 houses. SuperHomes is a groundbreaking project designed to help homeowners upgrade their homes to an A3 BER.  Apply for 2017 on www.superhomes.ie

 

 

Better Energy CommunitiesBetter Energy Communities Funding – Almost €2 million worth of energy upgrade work is coming to completion in Tipperary under the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland’s 2016 Better Energy Communities scheme. One such project was St Oliver Plunkett Primary school in Clonmel.

 

 

Some of our 2016 press

Irish Times, January 30 – Power to the people: is community energy the way forward?
Irish Examiner, September 5 – Paul Kenny’s piece entitled ‘Agriculture must focus on Green Energy Opportunities’.
Passive House Magazine – SuperHomes scheme offers home retrofit support 
Sunday Independent, Sept 25 – Meet 20 influencers who will shape our response to climate change