It is an exciting time for Tipperary Energy Agency with a new state of the art office on the horizon after the Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage recently approved €9.52 million under the Urban Regeneration Development Fund for the development of a Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Energy in Nenagh. Once completed, the Centre of Excellence will be home to the Tipperary Energy Agency headquarters.
The development is a partnership and collective leadership of Tipperary County Council working with Tipperary Energy Agency, North Tipperary Development Company, Community Power and Limerick Institute of Technology.
The Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Energy, located at Martyr’s Road in the town, will be an exemplar in energy positive and carbon neutral design. It will be the national destination of learning and education for sustainable energy technologies, hosting over 130 social and sustainable energy professionals and researchers, in a state of the art ‘demonstrator’ building and will be a pilot centre for innovation in active and smart grid technology.
The centre will be Ireland’s very first New Zero Embodied Carbon Building which will produce more energy than it uses. Designed to LEED Platinum standard, it will provide a collaborative working environment in a sustainably designed building and will act as a demonstrator for how buildings can contribute to the energy transition.
Tipperary Energy Agency were involved in the planning and design of the building and will base their office there. Speaking about the announcement, Siona Daly Acting CEO of Tipperary Energy Agency said,
‘The new Centre of Excellence will be a fantastic investment for the town of Nenagh and County Tipperary. It is an exciting time for Tipperary Energy Agency as we look forward to basing our office there. Well done to all involved and special thanks to the hard work and dedication of the Planning Section in Tipperary County Council.’