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Energia supports Murphy Group with lighting upgrade
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JULY 14 2023
Upgrades at sites across the country helped to reduce lighting energy use by up to 70%.
Energia, has supported Murphy Group’s efforts to become more sustainable with a lighting upgrade at their sites across the country helping to reduce the carbon footprint at their water and wastewater treatment plants and reduce their lighting energy use by 70%.

As part of their lighting upgrades, Murphy Group has replaced outdated lighting with more energy efficient options, at their sites in Clonmel, Portlaoise, Portrane, Skerries, Wexford and Courtown. These lighting solutions have resulted in a number of key savings for the Murphy Group. At their Clonmel site, Murphy Group have seen an energy reduction of approximately 65%. Along with this significant reduction in energy usage, the Clonmel site has seen C02 savings of 12.6 Tonnes with KwH savings of 33,650 KwH.

The lighting upgrades are part of Murphy Group’s overall efforts towards lowering their carbon footprint and becoming more sustainable with total energy saving projects completed on their sites in 2022 estimated at reducing their consumption by 3,319,171kwh. This is the equivalent to 1,228 tonnes of carbon.

As a part of this process, Energia arranged for an energy audit to assess the current light levels in place and to capture the consumption data of the business. This data helps to prepare the upgraded lighting design, as well as to calculate the predicted savings. Energia also help to arrange the installation of the new lighting products, from the initial ordering to the safe recycling of the old products. The upgrade costs are spread across a number of years while significant savings are seen as soon as the project is complete.

Ross Sheridan from Energia said: “Like Energia, Murphy Group are committed to positively impacting upon the environment within which they work. As one of Ireland’s major suppliers and developers of renewable energy, we understand that to achieve this it is important to continue to embrace new solutions available. Through our lighting upgrades, we are able to guide businesses through the multitude of new technologies to help them to reduce lighting costs and their carbon footprint.”

Andrew McCourt, Operation and Maintenance Manager on behalf of Murphy Process Engineering said: “Safety and sustainability are a core value for us at Murphy Group at the heart of every project we deliver, and at every level of our business. Modern, up to date lighting technology is essential to that and we are delighted to have worked with Energia to upgrade our system. Since our foundation, Murphy Group has been involved in significant developments, so we know the level of expertise needed to make a project a success and we were pleased to see that in the team at Energia.”

To learn more about Energia's business lighting solutions, visit our dedicated web page here.