Codema is Dublin’s Energy Agency and is committed to leading Dublin's low-carbon transition towards 2030 and 2050. We act as the energy adviser to the four local authorities in Dublin - Dublin City Council, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, Fingal County Council and South Dublin County Council - and support each council in leading and influencing this low-carbon transition by improving their energy efficiency, incorporating renewable energy technologies and reducing their greenhouse gas emissions.
We pride ourselves in being very successful in bringing innovative energy projects and methods to Ireland. For example, we are working with Dublin City Council and South Dublin County Council to develop Ireland's first large-scale district heating networks, which will supply homes and businesses in the Dublin area with low-carbon, renewable heat. Using our knowledge of European best practice, we are working with all four Dublin Local Authorities to implement Energy Performance Contracting, with two projects already ongoing in Dublin City Council. Our Energy Planning team is currently working on an Energy Master Plan for the entire Dublin Region, which will be the first of its kind in Europe and will provide evidenced-based solutions for reducing our carbon emissions towards 2030 and 2050. We are also using innovative methods to improve energy and climate awareness among citizens, such as our successful Home Energy Saving Kit scheme and our public consultation around the four Dublin Local Authorities Climate Change Action Plans.
Codema's vision is for a better quality of life for all citizens through a fair and inclusive transition to a low-carbon society.
Our mission is to accelerate Dublin’s low-carbon transition through innovative, local-level energy and climate change policy, planning and projects, in order to mitigate the effects of climate change and improve the lives of citizens.
We aim to achieve this by:
- Working with the four Dublin Local Authorities in leading and influencing the low-carbon transition
- Making innovative energy projects mainstream with wide-scale impact
- Influencing national and European policy through our on-the-ground knowledge of best practice models in Europe
- Supporting networks of communities in developing a low-carbon energy model
- Identifying and championing best-practice, low-carbon transport and building solutions
Codema was set up as a not-for-profit limited company by Dublin City Council in 1997 under the SAVE II Programme of the European Union. It was one of 14 local energy agencies set up around Ireland to help local authorities meet their energy performance targets through professional development and implementation of good and best practice.
To find out more about Codema and our work, please view our most recent Annual Report.