Sports and Leisure
We have vast experience working with GAA clubs and county boards, as well as tennis and athletic clubs. We worked with Laois GAA county board on the LED flood-lighting of O’Moore Park, one of Ireland’s busiest grounds, to make annual energy savings of €15,000.
Our building services engineers designed the transformation of Nenagh leisure centre into Ireland’s first NZEB leisure centre. They are currently working on Ireland’s first solar-powered swimming pool, at Lahinch Sea World. Other project expertise includes energy efficient lighting design for pitches and astroturf, and building design services to upgrade lighting, heating and insulation in club houses and dressing rooms.
For over 20 years, Tipperary Energy Agency has led the energy transition from the grass-roots community level through energy awareness workshops, energy mentoring, energy grant coordination and turnkey energy project development and implementation.
Our building services team has worked on numerous community buildings and facilities, large and small, including lighting upgrades and helping to create warmer and more energy efficient community buildings.
In recent times, we have completed a number of Energy Master Plans for communities in Loughrea, Terryglass, Tramore, Newcastlewest and county Tipperary. Tipperary Energy Agency also collaborates with Community Power, providing technical advice and services to communities who want to implement large scale community renewable electricity generation projects such as solar farms and wind farms.
Tipperary Energy Agency provides an energy management programme of works to Tipperary County Council (TCC). As a result of this work the council has been successful in reducing its energy consumption and resulting carbon emissions. The Council continues to be a leading local authority in energy performance.
Other public sector organisations that we work with include the Health Service Executive, Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), the Irish Aviation Authority and the Office of Public Works (OPW). The services we offer include:
- strategic energy management
- generation of display energy certificates and non-domestic BERs
- energy efficiency design reviews
- corporate sustainability management
- behavioural change programmes
- project development and turnkey implementation including auditing, design, public procurement, PSDP and project management.
Ireland’s first renewably heated school is in Tipperary, complete with solar PV, advanced ventilation and heat pumps, thanks to our involvement. We have successfully worked on a number of school projects under the Department of Education’s Summer Works Scheme, such as heating and insulation upgrades, which have vastly improved the comfort and energy efficiency of these buildings.
Healthcare buildings incur high energy costs. We have successfully completed projects on a number of nursing homes, large hospitals and hospices throughout Munster. Works have included lighting, insulation, replacement of windows and doors, heat pumps and ventilation systems. Our most recent project in North Tipperary Hospice received 50% funding via SEAI’s Better Energy Communities Scheme.
Energy use can be a significant cost to any business and can represent a high proportion of operating costs. Tipperary Energy Agency can provide businesses and SMEs with the knowledge, support and access to funding to improve their organisation’s energy efficiency.
A starting point for any business to understand their energy usage is an energy audit. An energy audit is an assessment of the energy needs and efficiency of a building or buildings.
Examples of our work for businesses and SMEs include the installation of PV panels, LED lighting, external flood-lighting, heatpumps and insulation in offices, warehouses, other buildings and pipeworks.