Carlow County Council
Upgrade of lighting system by replacing the existing quad by LED fitting and by the installation of occupancy sensor.
Installation of PV Panels, with a capacity of 5kWp.
SEAI BEC 2017 programme
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Carlow Assembly Rooms facilitates the offices of the Environmental and Water Services section of Carlow County Council. The lighting of the building is a source of a large electricity demand. After successfully upgrading their lighting and installing PV panels, the benefits and cost savings were clear. The 3 Counties Energy Agency (3CEA) through the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland’s Better Energy Communities programme is helping by administering state-wide funding for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.
- Thanks to the lighting upgrade and the installation of PV panels, Carlow County Council saved money and reduced its carbon footprint through the BEC 2017 Programme.
- The lighting upgrade has resulted in a much better quality of light by using the newest technology LED lamps. The decrease in wattage has led to much lower electricity bills.
- The installation of PV panels on the roof of the building has led to a reduction in grid imported electricity on the site.
Annual Energy Savings
Annual C02 Savings
|ANNUAL ENERGY (KWH)||ANNUAL VALUE (€)||ANNUAL CO2 (TONNES)|
|IMPORTS BEFORE PROJECT||31,621 kWh||€4,964.50||14.8 tonnes|
|IMPORTS AFTER PROJECT||21,857.93 kWh||€3,431.70||10.2 tonnes|
|SAVINGS||9,763.07 kWh||€1,532.80||4.6 tonnes|