Upcycling goes Innovative and Creative across Tipperary

Tipperary County Council’s Environment & Climate Action Section extended a challenge to the people of Tipperary, to use their imaginations and get creative to make something new from what would otherwise have ended up as waste. It’s clear to see from the entries received, that this challenge captured the imagination of young and old. The […]

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Walsh & Walsh Architects Emerge Winners of Design Competition

Today, it has been announced that Tipperary based architects Walsh & Walsh have won a national design competition for the best energy efficient home extension and renovation, scooping the €3000 prize fund. The competition was an initiative of ‘Sustainable Tipp’, which is supported by Tipperary County Council and Tipperary Energy Agency to raise awareness about […]

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Up-Cycling Challenge & Repair Directory

Tipperary County Council has compiled a Repair & Reuse Directory to list all service providers in County Tipperary that offer repair and reuse services as part of a waste prevention initiative. It is an effort to encourage people to repair or reuse items rather than throw them away. To ensure the directory represents as many […]

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Sustainable Gardening Course – Starting June 2nd

Tipperary County Council Environment and Climate Action Department will be delivering a 5 Week Online Sustainable Gardening Course for Green Schools Coordinators, Tidy Towns/Residents Groups working in the county of Tipperary to improve their areas for biodiversity by Aoife Munn. This 5 week course covers; Reducing your waste, Wildflower areas, Planting for pollinators, growing your […]

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Tipperary SME’S Tell Their Story About Sustaining Our Environment

Tipperary SME’s are sustaining our environment and supporting climate change in a number of innovative ways, either through viable enterprises, re-purposing old items, selling local produce online and contributing to the circular economy. Eleven enterprises are telling their story and showcasing how their businesses are adapting to overcome these challenges. Examples include SME’s transforming native […]

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Have your say in Tipperary’s County Development Plan

Do you have a vision for Tipperary’s low carbon future? What climate action would you like to see in the county? What actions do you want in biodiversity, water and the environment? Now is your chance to have your say! Tipperary County Council are currently preparing the new Tipperary County Development Plan 2022 – 2028. […]

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Tipperary Co Co Surpasses 2020 Energy Efficiency Target

Tipperary Energy Agency provides an energy management programme of works to Tipperary County Council. As a result of this work, Tipperary Co Co has been successful in reducing its energy consumption and resulting carbon emissions. The Council continues to be a leading local authority in energy performance. 39% Improvement in Energy Efficiency 2019, despite an […]

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Sustainability at Home Online Course

Tipperary ETB are running an 8 week online course entitled ‘Sustainability at Home’. The online course will offer tips for self sufficiency, waste and plastics reduction, shop better and save money! The start date is Tuesday. 22nd September 2020. Register your place on http://www.fetchcourses.ie

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Repair and Reuse Directory for Tipperary Shops

The Environment Section, Tipperary County Council is putting together a Repair and Reuse Directory of all the shops in the county that offer any of the services following repair services: Bicycle Repairs & Servicing Clothes Alterations Computer & Mobile Phones Repairs Domestic Appliances Repairs Facia, Soffit, Gutters & Roof Repairs Furniture Repair & Upholstery Heating […]

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Judging to begin on NZEB design competition

Thank you to everyone who entered our NZEB design competition. The competition is now closed and judging will commence on all the entries received. Judging will take place on the plans and details submitted and the winner will be announced later this year. The winner will receive a €3,000 cash prize and will also be […]

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Final weeks to enter NZEB design competition. Closing date July 31st.

We are into the final few weeks of our NZEB design competition. Closing date for entries is July 31st. Nationwide entries are being accepted for the best design of the extension of a home to Nearly Zero Energy Building (NZEB) standard. The whole dwelling and the extension must be to NZEB Part L performance requirements. […]

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Become a shareholder in Community Power and own part of a solar farm in Tipperary

Community Power are now inviting members of the public to become a shareholder in Community Solar Tipperary and own part of a 4-5MW solar farm in Tipperary. Community Power is Ireland’s first community owned electricity supplier.  They are a partnership of community energy groups working for a sustainable energy future for Ireland.  Community Power grew […]

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Tipperary School Wins Solar Schools Competition

Presentation Secondary School, Clonmel have been named as one of four winners in the Secondary School category of the Solar Schools Competition. The competition, which was ran by Friends of the Earth, invited schools to come up with an idea for a local climate action project. The school will now complete their climate action project, […]

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Webinar to focus on Energy Democracy in Local Communities, so everyone has access to Community Power

An online webinar aimed at discussing how we can build energy democracy in local communities so that everyone has access to community power will be held on Tuesday, March 24th. Co-hosted by Tipperary Energy Agency and Friends of the Earth Ireland, the webinar will be free to join but places are limited so registration is […]

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Sustainable Communities Course

Tipperary ETB are holding a Sustainable Communities Course over two Saturdays. 14th March and 21st March from 9:30-4:30 in Knockanrawley resource centre.  Live better by using less Create a personal and community action plan Upcycling making chemical free cleaning products Apps for household waste Contact Ruth to register 062 52688

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CountrySide Wild On Flowers Initiative

Environment and Climate Action Staff at Tipperary County Council will be giving out FREE packs of Wildflower Seeds next week at the following marts. Cahir Mart – 4th March, 2020 Tipperary Mart – 6TH March, 2020 Cashel Mart – 7th March, 2020 There will be 800 packs of Native Irish Flower seeds distributed at the […]

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Fancy winning Solar Panels for your School?

Friends of the Earth are hosting a competition to find schools with great ideas for Climate Action, and giving them the chance to win solar panels for their roof*. Prizes At least 8 schools (potential for up to 16 winners*) across the country will win solar panels. Primary and Secondary school winners in each of the 4 […]

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Selfbuild Ireland Announced As Media Sponsor For NZEB Competition

We are delighted to announce that Selfbuild Ireland are now on board as media sponsor for our NZEB Design Competition. ‘Sustainable Tipp’ is now accepting entries for the best design of a home extension to NZEB standard.  There is a €3000 prize fund for the best designs. The competition is open to designers and homeowners […]

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Sustainable Tipp Milestones

It has been a busy year and a half since SustainableTipp.ie went live. Below we look back on the milestones since 2018; June 2018 – sustainabletipp.ie went live August 2018 – Energy in Agriculture took place at Gurteen College Energy Transition Survey circulated on social media and at Energy in Agriculture Vox Pop created at […]

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€2.7 million worth of energy upgrades for Tipperary communities in 2019

In 2019, the Tipperary Energy Agency delivered €2.7 million worth of projects through SEAI’s Better Energy Community  grant scheme. There were 13 beneficiaries in total including local authorities, public sector organisations, private sector, i.e. a hotel, small-medium sized enterprises, bar/restaurant, gaa clubs, community centres, scouts hall and a section 38/39 organisation. Grants of between 30-50% […]

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Design Competition for NZEB Home Extensions is Launched

A design competition for energy efficient home extensions was launched at an NZEB (Near Zero Energy Building) conference in Thurles today.  ‘Sustainable Tipp’ is now accepting entries for the best design of a home extension to NZEB standard.  There is a €3000 prize fund for the best designs.  ‘Sustainable Tipp’ is a partnership of stakeholders lead […]

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More Life Changing Retrofits of Tipperary Homes in 2020

The Tipperary Healthy Homes Scheme gives Tipperary home-owners the opportunity to retrofit their home to a B2 building energy rating (BER) standard.  Funding of 80% is available to achieve this for people in receipt of certain supplements. Forty homeowners in Tipperary have had these life changing retrofits completed over the last two years. They include […]

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4th year students complete energy awareness journey

4th year students from Presentation Secondary School, Ballingarry have completed their 4-week energy awareness project. The project which is funded by Tipperary County Council Environment Section will saw the students, under the guidance of Tipperary Energy Agency, learn about energy audits, the importance of them and how to carry out an energy audit. The students […]

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Over 40,000 homes need to be retrofitted to bring Tipperary’s housing stock to an average B1 BER

Tipperary Energy Agency has recently developed a housing strategy for Tipperary’s housing stock.  This housing strategy has been developed to track the retrofit of Tipperary homes, as well as analyzing the current state of housing in Tipperary. This analysis was also conducted to help plan Sustainable Tipp’s upcoming actions to reduce emissions from Tipperary’s housing […]

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Over 80 Tipperary People Learn About Energy Efficient Grants During Sustainable Energy Week

To celebrate Sustainable Energy Week 2019, Sustainable Tipp held a series of events around the county to inform the people of Tipperary about the different grants and funding options available to carry out energy efficient upgrades. Information events were held in Nenagh, Clonmel and Thurles libraries aimed at homeowners, sports club, businesses, and community groups. […]

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Sustainable Energy Week Events June 17th – 22nd

Are you a homeowner, school, sports club, community group or business looking to cut your costs? To mark Sustainable Energy Week 2019, we are delighted to be holding 3Energy Efficient Grant Scheme Information Events. Come along to hear from Tipperary Energy Agency Engineers and find out how you can access up to 50% funding to carry out energy efficient upgrades to your premises […]

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Ballingarry School To Take Part In Council Funded Pilot Project

Presentation Secondary School, Ballingarry has been chosen to be part of a pilot project which is funded by Tipperary County Council Environment Section. The project will see 4th year students, under the guidance of Tipperary Energy Agency, learn about energy audits, the importance of them and how to carry out an energy audit. The 5 […]

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Tipperary County Council have improved their energy efficiency by 46% from a 2005 baseline

Tipperary County Council is a leader in energy conservation and collaboration on the bio-economy. Director of Environment Services Seán Keating informed members about the successful strides being made at last week’s meeting of the council in Clonmel. “We have improved our energy efficiency by 46% from a 2005 baseline, against a national target of 30% […]

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Moyne Templetuohy GAA Club plays host to the launch of Sustainable Tipp

“Sustainable Tipp – accelerating Tipperary’s transition to a sustainable, low carbon economy” Sustainable Tipp is the planned energy transformation of Tipperary’s housing, commercial, public and community buildings. It is an opportunity for communities, farmers, homeowners and business owners to save energy, save money and become more sustainable. In 2017, Tipperary’s Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) […]

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Tipperary based organisations invited to have their say on Sustainable Transport plans for the county

In 2017, Tipperary’s Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) was formally adopted by Tipperary County Council. It is now time to review this plan for 2020. Tipperary based Hauliers, Licensed Operators, Public & Private Bus Operations and Large SMEs with fleet cars are invited to attend a half day workshop to have their say on sustainable […]

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Tipperary Co Co tops the list of Local Authorities leading the way with energy reductions

Tipperary County Council has taken top position among local authorities in the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland’s Annual Report on Public Sector Energy Efficiency Performance. In 2017, the council achieved a 46% reduction in energy use. The announcement comes after members of the Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action visited Tipperary in late November to see […]

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Tipperary leading the way in Ireland’s fledgling energy transition

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action visit Tipperary On November 27th, members of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action visited Tipperary. A groundswell of community-led action, supported by Tipperary County Council, Tipperary Energy Agency and local skills, training and education has created a small but significant low-carbon ecosystem. First the group visited a home […]

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Homeowners nationwide urged to avail of energy efficient grants to beat the cold winter snap

As the cold weather sets in, homeowners nationwide are urged to avail of up to 50% grants to carry out cost effective and sensible energy measures in their homes. These include insulation, window upgrades and advanced ventilation. Heat and hot water are provided by renewable energy technologies such as solar photovoltaic panels and heat pumps. […]

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Heavily subsidised energy audit for Tipp Community Groups

Tipperary Energy Agency are delighted to announce that they are offering Tipperary based community groups and sports clubs the chance to get an energy audit worth €1,500 carried out on their building for only €500. The energy audit will determine potential energy saving opportunities which could be made in the building. Once the energy audit […]

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Tipperary Ag College Scoops National Award

Gurteen College were crowned Energy Team of The Year at last nights 2018 SEAI Sustainable Energy Awards which took place in the Mansion House, Dublin. Gurteen fought off competition from Musgrave and the Dublin Airport Authority to scoop the award. The college is a registered charity founded in 1947 and offers a range of recognised […]

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Gurteen College Gearing Up For National Award Ceremony

Gurteen College are this week gearing up to attend the 2018 SEAI Sustainable Energy Awards on Thursday, 25th October. They have been shortlisted in the Energy Team of the Year category. The college is a registered charity founded in 1947 and offers a range of recognised Teagasc and other courses to people who intend making a […]

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SuperHomes Launches a call for Homes for it’s 5th Year.

The Deep retrofit program SuperHomes Ireland run by the non profit Tipperary Energy Agency is now open for 2019. Homeowners can benefit by up to 50% grants for deep retrofitting their home to an A3 rating, and the SuperHomes Ireland initiative aims to support homeowners through the challenging process of understanding, designing and delivering deep […]

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Tipp Tackles Climate Change Through Citizen Led Energy Conference

Citizens must be mobilised and empowered to lead effective energy and climate transition. Citizens leading Ireland’s Energy and Climate transition is the focal point of an upcoming conference which will take place on Wednesday, September 12th in Hotel Minella, Clonmel, Tipperary.  The conference will support and inform the ongoing National Dialogue on Climate Action and will […]

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Tell us what you know about the Energy Transition in Tipperary

The ‘Energy Transition’ in Tipperary refers to County Tipperary’s journey to a more sustainable future and a move away from fossil fuels. This is part of a radical transformation regarding Ireland’s Energy System. The country will be required to meet new Climate Policy objectives which will result in a transformative low carbon energy system by […]

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Interested in saving energy in fun ways this Autumn?

NUI Galway and Tipperary Energy Agency have joined forces to work with 40 households in Tipperary to help them reduce their energy use. Are you sick of washing towels that were only used once? Are you interested in challenging your household to see how much energy you can save this autumn? Then we want you! We […]

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Energy in Agriculture 2018 is Launched

Energy in Agriculture 2018 event, which will take place on Tuesday, 21 August at Gurteen College, Co. Tipperary, was launched at the weekend by Denis Naughten TD, Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment. ‘Energy in Agriculture 2018’ is being organised jointly by Teagasc, Tipperary Co. Council, IFA , Tipperary Energy Agency and Gurteen College […]

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Win a FREE Renewable Heating Suitability Assessment for your business

Tipperary Energy Agency is looking for organisations in Tipperary to take a few minutes to complete their Building Heating Survey.  Tipperary Energy Agency can help businesses and large heat users reduce heating fuel use, cost and emissions while simultaneously contributing to a Sustainable Tipp.

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European Investment Bank Assists in Tipperary’s Energy Transformation

European Investment Bank (EIB) is supporting the implementation of Tipperary’s €37M investment programme in energy efficiency over the next 3 years. Tipperary joins London, Manchester and Paris as a recipient of the ELENA facility (European Local Energy Assistance). Tipperary Energy Agency is the first organisation in Ireland to secure this project development support for local projects.

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