Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council have been awarded ISO 50001 from Certification Europe for their Energy Management System for the energy use under the control of dlr. ISO 50001 is an internationally recognised certified energy management system for organisations.
An Cathaoirleach, Councillor Shay Brennan said “dlr play an exemplar role in energy efficiency and continue to set the benchmark in energy best practice as exciting and innovative sustainable energy solutions and practices emerge. dlr are investing in, and delivering, appropriate, effective and sustainable solutions to help Ireland’s transition to a clean energy future.”
Andrée Dargan, Energy Performance Officer and County Architect paid tribute to the co-operation of the cross-departmental Energy Team. Energy assessments are being carried out on our buildings that are Significant Energy Users to develop a plan to reduce energy use. 52% of public lighting in the county has been upgraded to LED. dlr has recently increased its electric fleet to a total of twenty-one and is considering more eco-friendly vehicles that are more versatile in their use, manufactured and fuelled with a lower carbon impact. Energy Performance Contracts are being progressed to improve energy efficiency in our Council owned buildings.
In 2017 Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council became the first Dublin Local Authority to reach compliance with ISO50001 Energy Management System for its full corporate energy load and won the Leadership in Public Sector category at the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland’s (SEAI) Awards 2019.