Public Sector - Energy Leadership
Dublin City Council
Dublin City Council (DCC) is the largest Local Authority in the country. Employing 6000 staff, the Council delivers over 500 services to the people living, working and visiting Dublin city. There is extraordinary support from the Senior Management team to address the 5 key Climate Action Areas, which include: Energy and Buildings, Transport, Flood, Nature and Resource. DCC has delivered energy savings of 36.5% since beginning its energy journey. It has used innovative contracts to achieve its objectives, exhibiting to other public bodies what can be achieved through replication and coordination. The Council recognises the multiple benefits of energy efficiency such as alleviating energy poverty in social housing and, through sustainable urban mobility plans, improving the air quality in the city.
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Energy Performance Contracting: DCC pioneered EPC for Local Authorities and now has two contracts saving over 5GWhs of energy (about 335 average houses) and 1000 tCO2e per annum