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Think Energy kicks off in South Dublin County Council

22nd April, 2016

Codema officially launched the Think Energy campaign in South Dublin County Council on Thursday, 21st April as part of Eco Week, in partnership with the OPW’s Optimising Power @ Work initiative. Think Energy aims to inform and inspire staff in South Dublin’s County Hall to become more energy efficient by understanding more about the building they work in and learning how their own behaviour can play a significant role in reducing the overall energy use of the building.

As part of the launch, Codema set up a stand in the entrance hall of South Dublin’s County Hall from 10am – 2.30pm on the day, where they gave staff great tips for saving energy at home and in work and invited them to participate in a quick survey about saving energy. They also gave demonstrations of its Home Energy Saving Kit, which contains six practical tools to help you make sense of the energy you consume on a daily basis, and its interactive lighting display which guides you around the most common bulb types on the market and explains the difference between the cost, energy efficiency and lifespan of these bulbs.

The Mayor of South Dublin, Cllr Sarah Holland, said: “I am delighted to be launching Think Energy in South Dublin’s County Hall.  Our behaviour can have a huge impact on how much energy a building consumes and this campaign will allow staff to make small but significant changes at home as well as in the workplace.”

Eddie Conroy, County Architect, added: “Energy is a challenging yet important topic to communicate so in planning the Think Energy programme for the next 12 months, we made sure to include seasonal activities that are both relevant and engaging for staff, such as the recruitment and training of campaign ambassadors, informative lunchtime energy talks and staff field trips.  We are confident that staff will not only learn how to contribute to the campaign in the workplace but also apply lessons learned to their home, saving money while increasing comfort and doing their bit to combat climate change.”

The Think Energy campaign will run in County Hall for the next 12 months, and will include some great events, competitions, talks and many other ways for the staff to get involved!
More information about the Think Energy campaign can be found on www.codema.ie/thinkenergy.