Kilmacud Crokes benefits from SEAI Better Energy Communities Project


Energy Action was involved in an energy efficiency retrofitting project at Kilmacud Glenalbyn Sports Club, at Lower Kilmacud Road, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin as part of SEAI’s Better Energy Communities Programme. The project received significant funding support from SEAI, Musgraves, and ENPROVA.

The work carried out will improve the clubs overall thermal efficiency by insulating the attics of the Georgian House and by insulating the attics and cavity walls of both the 1980 and 19 90 wings containing the club house and changing rooms. The existing heating system will be improved by replacing the old gas boiler with a new 98% efficient condensing boiler.

The clubs electrical efficiency will be improved by the installation of a token system for the lighting controls of the sports pitches. This system will allow lights to be put on for 30min intervals after which they will then automatically switch-off.  Motion sensors and energy efficient bulbs will be installed in the function rooms. An upgrade of the hot water system in the off-site changing rooms at Leopardstown will also be carried out. Finally, the project delivers an energy efficiency awareness message to members of Kilmacud Glenalbyn Sports Club, and makes some specific recommendations to the club executive on efficient operation of heating and waterheating controls. The overall cost of the project shows a pay-back period of only four and a half years through projected energy savings.

Energy Action Ltd, based in Newmarket, Dublin 8, was established in 1988 with the objective to alleviate fuel poverty in Dublin by provision of insulation in the homes of older and low income people. It creates employment opportunities for the long-term unemployed that are creative, sustainable and ecologically sound.

Charles Roarty, General Manager, Energy Action.

Kevin Foley, Chairman Kilmacud Crokes.

Gerry McGough, Energy Action.