Tipperary Co Co has been the recipient of a number of awards in recognition of energy saving projects implemented over the last number of years.
These include Green Public Sector Organisation of the year 2018
Irish Planning Institute President's Award for the ‘Tipperary Renewable Energy Strategy 2016
Sustainable Energy Agency Ireland Public Sector Award 2015
The lead local authority in meeting energy 2020 energy targets – achieved a 35% Energy efficiency target
The annual Energy in Agriculture in Gurteen College
Delivered 113 energy savings projects between 2006 -2018
Generated €1.4 million in cost savings
Reduced energy consumption by 13,619 MWh savings in 2018
Total energy savings of 79, 449 MWh since 2006
€2 million worth of energy efficient upgrades completed in 2018 under the Better Energy Communities
81 home retrofitted as part of the Superhomes Initiative
Contributed to the reduction of 2,000 tons Co2 emissions and save 7,000 Kwh of energy
Participating in a number of EU energy projects – Smart Space, CVPP.
This has been achieved by a continuous effort to reduce energy demand, investment in renewable energy and development of an energy management system which reduces energy consumption and the Councils carbon footprint. Over the past decade, over 80 sustainable energy projects have been implemented. The Council has retrofitted low energy and LED public lighting, undertaken extensive deep retrofits of leisure centres and offices, upgraded mechanical and electrical systems, installed biomass boilers and PV arrays on public buildings, switched from fossil fuel heating to heat pumps in libraries and offices, retrofitted thousands of social housing units and upgraded energy efficiency controls.