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Codema & Dublin City Council Shortlisted for 2 LAMA Awards

05th January, 2017

We are delighted to announce that Codema and Dublin City Council have been shortlisted at this year's LAMA Community and Council Awards in 2 categories.

We are nominated in the 'Best Energy Smart Initiative' category for the Home Energy Saving Kit, which we launched in association with Dublin City Public Libraries in March 2016.  The Home Energy Saving Kit contains 6 practical tools to help you save energy at home and is available for the public to borrow free-of-charge from a range of Dublin City library branches.  The kit helps you take the first step in becoming more energy efficient by identifying problem areas in your home and helping you make sense of the energy you consume on a daily basis.

We are also nominated in the 'Most Innovative Authority' category for assisting Dublin City Council with the energy efficient upgrade of three of its Sports and Fitness Centres (Markievicz, Ballymun and Finglas) using an Energy Performance Contract.  Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) is the provision of energy services with guaranteed energy savings. An Energy Services Company (ESCo) implements all of the energy saving measures which can be financed from the resulting savings.

In this instance, this EPC project will achieve average energy savings of more than 30 per cent per year in each of the centres through a range of energy-efficiency upgrades.  These include:

  • new LED lighting
  • new combined heat and power systems to efficiently heat the swimming pools
  • improved building control systems which will help manage all of the equipment in the centres to ensure that they are working together effectively

Impressively, the project will save the council up to €100,000 on its energy and maintenance costs per year, and will help to deliver 2% of the 3% annual energy savings required of Dublin City Council to stay on track of 2020 energy targets.  It is an excellent example of innovation in this area and shows how a local authority such as Dublin City Council can lead by example in delivering Ireland’s first local authority EPC, while meeting its social objectives and developing a new model of how the public sector and private sector can work together to guarantee energy performance.

The LAMA Community and Council Awards 2017 takes place on Saturday, 4th February in the Crowne Plaza Northwood Hotel.  Well done to all the teams involved in Codema and Dublin City Council and best of luck to all the finalists that are shortlisted.

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