SSE Ireland West Limerick retrofit project slidepack
Energy Efficient Floodlighting for Killeaney AFC Pitch“The new lighting system means our local sports teams can practice all year round The Projectin a much safer environment” The Killeaney AFC sports facility is used by schoolboy teams in the local area on a daily basis. To improve the training facilities and reduce energy costs, club members decided to apply for funding to implement a new energy efficient lighting system that would help keep the facility open all year round. Energy Efficiency: The installation of a Service: As well as providing a sports The new lighting system means multiple teams An energy efficient lighting system helps to Over 100 people a week use the new facility highly efficient ﬂoodlighting system will and social facility that can now be used can now train together reduce energy costs help to significantly reduce the amount during the winter months, multiple of energy required to operate the facility teams can also now use the facility at during the winter months. any one time. Sustainability: The upgraded facility Excellence: The improved facilities provides the Knockdown community provide a benefit to all age and social with a year round venue for sports and groups. The energy efficient lighting will social activities. also help keep costs down during the winter months. Teamwork: Volunteers of all ages from various community groups in Safety: A qualified health and safety Sports teams can now practice during New pitchside lighting The new lighting means sport can be played Knockdown worked collaboratively to officer was employed to oversee all of the winter months all year round drive the development of this project. the construction works. 1 2 3 4 5 Community Funding Project Project Community Fund Application Awarded Construction Completion Opening January 2012 March 2012 August 2012 October 2012 October 2012 “The support from Airtricity community fund has allow us to Airtricity Community Project Type deliver a facility that will provide a much needed service for Investment Beneficiaries Energy Efficiency Sustainability Knockdown community. The new lighting system means our €5,000 150 local sports teams can practice all year around in a much safer environment whilst keeping costs down”. People per week Michael Cummane Secretary Killeaney AFC
Replacement windows and doors at Templeglantine National School“Pupils, teachers and parents are delighted with the new windows and doors at the The ProjectNational School.” The single glaze windows and doors at Templeglantine National School were first installed in the 1970s, so heat loss was a real issue for the school. Airtricity’s Community Fund helped Templeglantine National School install over 50 new double glaze windows and doors, helping to significantly reduce its annual energy costs. Energy Efficiency: The replacement Service: The National school is at the of single glaze windows and doors with heart of the local community, therefore All single glazed windows have been replaced Double glazing has helped reduce energy costs. New doors at Templeglantine NS. a double glazed model has helped the not only will this project benefit pupils with double glazing school to improve heat retention in each and teachers, but local groups such as classroom. This improvement has also the Choltas Music group will also avail of helped to increase the school’s BER, the improved facilities. which was also awarded to the school Excellence: The Community Fund by Airtricity’s 2010 Community Fund. package has significantly improved the Sustainability: As well as making building’s efficiency, replacing windows measurable improvements to the and doors that were originally installed school’s energy use, pupils and teachers in the 1970s. now have a far more comfortable Safety: Safety assessments were Pupils and teachers now enjoy a comfortable and Templeglantine NS recieved €29,000 to upgrade The school’s BER rating has improved significantly. working environment. warm classroom environment. windows and doors. carried out prior to construction and a Teamwork: All the project labour and fully qualified contractor was employed supplies were sourced from local to carry out the installation during the 1 2 3 4 5 suppliers, with school staff, pupils and summer, whilst pupils and teachers Community Funding Project Project Community parents providing a helping hand with were on their summer holidays. Fund Application Awarded Construction Completion Opening the planning and development process. December 2011 March 2012 June/July 2012 August 2012 September 2012 Airtricity Community Project Type “Pupils, teachers and parents are delighted with the new Investment Beneficiaries Energy Efficiency Sustainability windows and doors at the National School. The upgrades will €29,000 500 have a real positive impact on the building and we hope that heat loss will be reduced by as much as 50 percent, helping us to significantly reduce the school’s energy bills.” People per week Joe Fitzgerald Board of Management Templeglantine National School
Templeglantine Community Hall Retrofit“Airtricity’s funding will revive the Templeglantine Community Hall to become an The Projectefficient landmark building for all to be proud of.” Templeglantine community hall was built by voluntary labour in 1974. By modern standards, the building was poorly insulated, had an inefficient heating system and leaked heat through its single glazed windows. A survey revealed a Building Energy Rating of (F). The Community Fund is helping to transform this once energy-wasting community hall into a vibrant, energy efficient local landmark. Energy Efficiency: Upgrading the Service: The community will have a Local schools and social groups will use Senior age groups will find the hall more inviting with In 2009 the Community Fund helped upgrade lighting system to a higher spec and modern, multi-purpose space that the new hall on a daily basis. a warmer and more comfortable hall temperature. emergency lighting to the value of €1,500. better performing T5 ﬂuorescent light, will be utilised by local sports teams, as well as implementing an Energy musicians, drama clubs as well as Management Action Plan (EMAP) will providing a more pleasant environment help to reduce the building’s energy for senior age groups. consumption. Excellence: The reduced hall running Sustainability: To sustain the efficiency costs will allow for further development of the building, proper insulation along within the community, as well as acting with the eradication of draughts and as a catalyst to help people pursue higher performance windows will see efficiency within their own homes. Before the upgrade, insulation in the The suggested Energy Management Action Plan will help An environmentally friendly ‘grey water’ system current heat loss of the building reduced Safety: All personnel entering the building building was extremely poor. to reduce the building’s running costs and carbon footprint. will further reduce running costs. by over 75%. site during construction are required to Teamwork: Pro-active communications comply with the Health and Welfare at 1 2 3 4 5 about the energy efficiency benefits. Work Act 2005, including wearing of hard hats and high visibility vests. Project Community Funding Project Community Construction Fund Application Awarded Completion Opening June 2011 September 2011 January 2011 July 2012 August 2012 Airtricity Community Project Type “Airtricity’s funding will revive the Templeglantine Investment Beneficiaries Energy Efficiency Sustainability Community Hall to become an efficient landmark building€47,000 1,500 for all to be proud of. The funding is being used to re-insulate the building including wrapping the outside of the hall in insulation. Through these measures we aim to cut heat loss People per week by over 75%, greatly reducing our running costs.” Christy Walsh, Templegantine Muintir na Tire
Applying to the Community Fund Download The Community Fund Application Form Download your Community Fund application form at www.airtricity.com Tell Us About Your Project Fill out your application form, telling us about your community group and your project. Remember to attach quotes for the energy efficiency / sustainability measure you are looking for funding for. Send Us Your Project Details Submit your completed application form to our Community Liasion Officer, Anne Reynolds. This can be done via post or email. 5 Months Airtricity Reviews All Projects All Community Fund applications are evaluated on a competitive basis – remember, funding sought must relate to an energy efficient or sustainability project. Funding Awards Airtricity Community Liaison Officer, Anne Reynolds, will contact all successful applicants, letting them know how much funding their respective projects are to be awarded. Community Photo 6 To celebrate your successful Community Fund application, Anne Reynolds will organise a visit to your community and present successful groups with their Community Funding.
Airtricity Energy ServicesWe have two energy service businesses that operate in Ireland -Airtricity Utility Solutions, Ireland’s largest street lightingcontractor and Airtricity Home Energy Services, which providesenergy efficiency improvements for our customers. 20 AHES employees 33 Direct and indirectAirtricity Home Energy Services worked on the Limerick Home Energy retrofit project. Service EmployeesAirtricity Home Energy Services (AHES) delivers energy efficiency improvements for domestic andnon-domestic customers. Improving the energy performance of homes and businesses is one of thebest ways to reduce overall energy consumption, carbon emissions and energy bills and we work withcustomers to help them reduce their energy consumption and cost by providing practical advice. 15,000 Jobs competed 20 Home EnergyAHES allows us to do more, by providing energy efficiency improvements direct to our customers. last year. Service vehicles Under the national ‘Better Energy’ plan launched by the Department for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources (DCENR) in the Republic of Ireland, Airtricity Home Energy Services offers a number of services, such as: • Boiler Upgrades • Insulation • Maintenance • Heating Control upgrades • Solar panel installations
Airtricity Energy ServicesAirtricity Utility SolutionsAirtricity Utility Solutions is Ireland’s leading street light contractor,providing full in-house design, estimating, consultancy and projectmanagement services. Our promise is to provide public lighting 120 Airtricity Utility 8 Regional depotssolutions that we, our customers and the community at large can Solutions across the Republic employees of Irelandbe proud of. These solutions will be cost effective and in keeping 250,000 100with the landscape. Streetlights Specialised vehicles,Core lighting services maintained across the fully rated, tested Republic of Ireland and certified• Term maintenance contracts• Design “Airtricity Utility Solutions is committed to ensuring• New lighting schemes that each local authority’s Public Lighting contract• Amenity lighting is managed to the highest possible service, safety• Sports floodlighting and excellence standards while at the same time• Industrial lighting delivering an efficient and value for money service• Car park and floodlighting schemes to councils and the communities they serve.” Gerry Burke, General Manager, Airtricity Utility Solutions
SSE Ireland at a glanceSSE is Ireland’s fastest growing and third largest energy utility. “Our ambition in Ireland is to become the leading energy company on the island through the efficientOur purpose is to provide the energy people need in a reliable and operation of, and investment in, a balanced rangesustainable way. We operate and invest in thermal and renewable of businesses.”energy generation, supply and related services across Ireland. Mark EnnisSince 2008, SSE has invested around half a billion Euro in Ireland. Chairman, SSE Ireland A Snapshot of SSE Ireland SSE Generation The third largest generation capacity owner in Ireland. We own and operate four thermal generating plants Airtricity Ireland’s third largest and fastest growing energy provider. We supply domestic and commercial gas, 1,568MW 780,000 Of all island Domestic and in Ireland, including the 620MW Tarbert power plant electricity and home energy services customers in the installed generation commercial, gas, in County Kerry, and 25 onshore wind farms Republic of Ireland. Airtricity is powered by SSE capacity, including electricity and home across the island. and is Ireland’s greenest supplier. 500MW of wind energy services farm capacity customers Airtricity Energy Services We have two energy services business that operate in SSE Renewables 250,000 1,400MW Street lights are Of onshore and offshore Ireland - Airtricity Utility Solutions, Ireland’s largest The largest renewable energy developer in maintained on wind capacity in street lighting contractor and Airtricity Home Energy Ireland, with around 1400MW of onshore and behalf of 25 local Ireland in construction Services, which provides energy efficiency offshore wind capacity in Ireland in construction authorities in the or with consent for improvements for our customers. or with consent for development. Republic of Ireland development.
Athea Wind FarmThe consented wind farm at Athea is located approximately 6km to the north of Abbeyfeale, close to the villageof Athea. Construction enabling works are now underway. The development is adjacent to SSE’s operatingDromada wind farm (28.5MW). Once Athea is complete, SSE will operate over 100MW of wind generationcapacity in County Limerick. The wind farm is expected to create around 50 full time jobs over the constructionphase of the project. At the construction peak, around 160 people will be employed on site. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Planning Construction Grid Connection Turbine Wind Farm Pre construction Consent enabling works Works delivery Commissioning 2010 2010–2012 Commenced June Commence August 2013 December 2013 2012 January 2013 33.65MW The Athea wind farm will add 16 The project involves the a further 33.65MW of wind construction of 16 wind turbine capacity to SSE Ireland’s foundations, a substation renewables portfolio. building and 16 wind turbines. 17,000 38,025 Athea Athea Wind Farm will The green energy produced produce enough electricity at Athea will help to offset to power 17,000 homes 38,000 tonnes of harmful CO2 emissions every year
County LimerickRetrofit ProjectIntroductionAirtricity approached Limerick County Council (CC) with the proposal to do a deepretrofit of a number of council homes in the Limerick area of our Tournafulla,Rathcahill and Dromada windfarms.Together with Limerick CC we submitted an application to the SustainableEnergy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) for additional funding to ensure the area couldmaximise the benefits from this project. With the combined funding we have beenable to complete a full deep retrofit of 107 homes.The full thermal upgrade of these 107 homes in the areas of Athea, Ardagh, Headline NumbersBroadford, Carrigkerry, Drumcollagher, Glin, Mountcollins, Newcastle West, 107 €484,050 99Templeglantine and Tournafulla will greatly improve the energy efficiency ofthese homes as well as vastly enhance the comfort levels for the residents. The total number of The total combined The total number of days homes that received investment by Airtricity, between the projectWorking together with the SEAI and Limerick CC, Airtricity is delighted to have a full deep retrofit. Limerick CC and the SEAI application and thebeen able to improve the energy efficiency of so many homes in the communities to complete the project. project completion.around our windfarms. 1 2 3 4 5 July 2012 August 2012 August 2012 October 2012 October 2012 Airtricity and Limerick CC submitted the SEAI notified us that our project We began planning by conducting Upgrade works began, with full quality Retrofit works were completed application to SEAI’s Area Based Pilot. application was successful. site and home visits. assurance implemented throughout. on schedule.
County LimerickRetrofit ProjectCFL LightsCompact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) combinefluorescent efficiency with incandescent convenience.Replacing traditional incandescent lamps with screw-in CFLs can provide energy savings. Although moreexpensive to buy CFLs last up to ten times longer anduse only one fifth of the energy.Energy efficient windows and doorsA large part of a house’s heat loss occurs throughthe windows and doors. The replacement windowsand doors in this project are specifically designedto minimise heat loss and condensation. Wherereplacements were not required we servicedthe existing doors and windows to improve theirperformance. Building Energy Rating (BER) Cavity Wall InsulationAttic insulation A Building Energy Rating (BER) is an indication The insulation of external walls will provideInsulating the 50 sq.m. (540 sq.ft) attic space of a of the energy performance of a home. It covers considerable energy savings with some 35% oftypical house could save around €76 a year (up to energy use for space heating, water heating, heat lost through the walls in a typical house. If the20% of a typical fuel bill). There are a variety of ventilation and lighting calculated on the basis of house has suitable cavity walls, the application ofsuitable materials including mineral wool, rock standard occupancy. The objective of this retrofit insulation within the cavity is generally the mostwool, sheeps wool, polystyrene, cellulose fibre project is to make improvements such as attic and cost-effective solution. This involves blowing orand multi-layered foil. Mineral wool was used to cavity wall insulation to help improve the energy pumping the insulation into the cavity throughinsulate the attic space of each of the 107 homes. performance of each home. holes drilled in the outer surface.
County LimerickRetrofit in NumbersThe Funding That Made It All Happen A large number of people will benefit from TOTAL INVESTMENT the upgrades0 €100,000 €200,000 €300,000 €400,000 €500,000 = 20 people Airtricity €50,000 Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) €414,050 We estimate that over 300 people will benefit from the energy Limerick County Council €20,000 efficiency upgrades.Window and Door Upgrades The People Who Worked On The Project 31 Homes Homes that received new windows and doors 20 Airtricity Home Energy 3,000 Working hours were Homes that had their windows and Services staff worked undertaken by the doors serviced on the project. Airtricity Home Energy 76 Services Team Homes Projected Savings For Windows and Doors Upgrades 51,150kWh The same as heating three average Irish homes for a full year* *Based on typical annual consumption of 16,900kWh
County LimerickRetroﬁt in NumbersCFL Lighting Upgrades Insulation Upgrades 13,000m 2 The total amount of insulation installed 535 CFL light bulbs were installed This is roughly the same size as the pitch at Croke Park. as part of the retroﬁtProjected Savings From CFL Installation 8,560kWh The equivalent of powering one and a half Irish homes for a full year* *Based on typical consumption of 5,300kWhBuilding Energy Rating 107 Projected Thermal Savings For Insulation 448,050kWh Building Energy Ratings The same as heating 26 average were completed Irish homes for a full year* *Based on typical annual consumption of 16,900kWh
County LimerickRetrofit in Numbers Over 300 people will benefit as a result Safety is paramount so risk assessments were of the energy efficiency upgrades carried out before undertaking all work 20 Airtricity Home Energy Services Staff worked Over 30 homes received new windows and doors to Airtricity staff worked on cavity wall insulation on the project over a period of 21 days help improve heat efficiencies. at each of the 107 homes.