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Our Highlights in 2017

2017 was another busy year here at the agency. Here is a look back at some of our highlights.

 

european-investment-bankEuropean Investment Bank Assists in Tipperary’s Energy Transformation

In September, the European Investment Bank (EIB) supported the implementation of Tipperary’s €37M investment programme in energy efficiency over the next 3 years. Tipperary joins London, Manchester and Paris as a recipient of the ELENA facility (European Local Energy Assistance) More

Tipperary Energy Agency Expands Non-Residential Team

group-1-2017Over the last number of years the Energy agency recognised a key need to provide detailed technical services to the non-residential and commercial sector for renovating and new build M&E services.

We approach the challenge of renovating by addressing both fabric and services to minimise client costs and carbon footprint. We provide best practice energy engineering and we are wholly independent design and specification experts. More

SuperHomes IrelandSuperHomes Hits Another Milestone

During October SuperHomes reached a new milestone and were absolutely delighted to announce our first SuperHome to achieve a A1 Building Energy Rating (BER). The SuperHome in Dublin joins many homes that have already achieved A2/A3 certification. We’re taking applications for 2018 on www.superhomes.ie

 

20 Healthy Homes for Tipp

Demand Control Ventilation (DCV) Tipperary healthy homesIn May we launched a ground breaking scheme (funded by the SEAI, Electric Ireland & Co. funded by Horizon 2020) which saw 20 Tipperary Homeowners undergo a life changing deep retrofit, upgrading their homes to a near “A3” Building Energy Rating.  Aileen McCarthy, a COPD sufferer from Cullen saw not only a transformation in the comfort of her home, but since the removal of the coal fire, introduction of heat pump and demand control ventilation, she reports greater energy levels. You can read Aileen’s story here We are accepting applications for 2018 Tipperary Healthy Homes

 

Thousands Attend Energy in Agriculture 2017

energy-in-agri-20171August 22nd saw 2500 visitors descend on Gurteen College for the 2nd Energy in Agriculture event. The successful event presented 30 talks, 5 popular one to one energy clinics, 4 live demos and over 60 industry related exhibitors. Mark August 21st  in your diary for Energy in Agriculture 2018

 

 

St Oliver Plunkett NS future proof school

st-olivers-national-school1During October, almost €6.5 million worth of energy upgrade work came to completion in Tipperary under the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland’s 2017 Better Energy Communities scheme. St Oliver Plunkett School in Clonmel availed of 50% funding back in 2016, bringing the school up to current building and technical standards for educational facilities. Find out what Principal Paul Murphy had to say about their new future proofed school here

Our Chairperson, Seamus Hoyne announced EU Green Week 2017 Ambassador

Seamus Hoyne, was revealed as EU Green Week Ambassador for back in May 2017. He was one of only three European environmental leaders nominated to the role. EU Green Week, organised by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Environment, is the key event in the environment policy calendar and attracts policymakers, leading environmentalists, stakeholders and other interested parties from across Europe and the globe. More

Citizens Assembly Holds Inspiriting Discussions on Climate Change

In October, our CEO, Paul Kenny was invited to speak at the Citizens assembly. Paul told the Assembly that the public needs to be made part of the solution by allowing the sale of electricity from the roofs of people’s homes, promoting community heating and co-operative wind energy and currently Ireland’s citizens are specifically excluded from benefiting from the energy transition that is taking place. You can read Paul’s submission here

Tipperary on Target to Reduce CO₂ 30% by 2020

April saw the formal adoption by Tipperary County Council of The Covenant of Mayors, Sustainable Energy Action Plan. This action plan includes 32 processes which will reduce Tipperary’s energy related CO₂ emissions by 2020. These actions cover a wide range of sectors including agriculture, education, planning, residential, local authority and the commercial sector. Read the full report here