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Dublin firms get energy smart

February 08

Dublin businesses have been finding out about the latest ways to cut their energy costs at a special energy efficiency briefing held by Ireland’s independent energy provider Energia.

The briefing held with the Dublin Chamber of Commerce was designed to educate businesses about ISO 50001, the Energy Management System that provides organisations with an internationally recognized framework for efficiently managing and improving their energy performance.

The training gives companies an overview of the ISO standard and how to implement their own energy management systems, helping them cut their energy bills and CO2 emissions by up to 20%.  Businesses that attended the training included An Post, Noonan, Oasis Group, Concern Worldwide, Meehan Associates Architects and EML Architects.

ISO 50001 is the world’s first global energy management system standard that promotes the widespread adoption of best practices and drives investment in energy efficiency. Commenting on the training, Cormac Mannion, Energy Services Manager, Energia said, “Energia have developed considerable expertise in the area of energy efficiency training. We have helped to boost many businesses’ competitiveness by giving them the knowledge and tools that help them save money by reducing their energy consumption.”

“Our website, www.energia.ie has all simple self-audit tools and  information for businesses looking to evaluate their energy efficiency. Becoming energy efficient can start with simple low cost initiatives such as staff awareness days and then progress to the likes of complete business wide process which includes reviewing purchasing processes, conducting an energy audit, implementing staff training and awareness programmes. What companies must also remember is that the environmental benefits to energy efficiency are huge -  by reducing their usage by even 10%, each company will be able to significantly reduce their annual CO2 emissions.”

“Energia have, in association with several Chambers around the country, been running a series of these workshops and we look forward to widening the scope and involving many more Chambers in the coming months.”

Energia has a 28% market share of the business energy and gas market on an all–island basis with over 65,000 customers.

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