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. Attendees heard from Tipperary Energy Agency and SuperHomes Ireland about the different grants available. Information stands were also placed in various other libraries. Tipperary County Council staff members were also invited to lunchtime talks in Nenagh and Clonmel Civic Offices to learn about the funding. A total of 84 people attended the events throughout the week.

It was also announced during Sustainable Energy Week that Presentation Secondary School, Ballingarry has been chosen to be part of a pilot project which is funded by Tipperary County Council. 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 week project will see the students carry out an energy audit of their school and learn how to complete energy saving calculations and financial calculations. They will also research the different grants available and make recommendations for what can be done in their school. They will then present their findings at the end of the 5 weeks.

Presentation Secondary Ballingarry were the only school in the county to be chosen to take part in the project starting in September 2019. If the project is successful, it is hoped that it will be rolled out in more schools around the county from September 2020.