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Public Sector Energy Efficiency Strategy available

In 2009, the Government set a national target to improve energy efficiency by 20% by 2020.

It also decided that the public sector should provide leadership on energy efficiency, so they were set the more challenging target to improve its energy efficiency by 33%. This commitment was made in Ireland’ 3rd National Energy Efficiency Action Plan (NEEAP 3), the Energy Policy White Paper Ireland’s Transition to a Low Carbon Energy Future 2015-30 and the Programme for a partnership Government 2016, to develop and publish a public sector Strategy.

Since 2009 the public sector has improved its energy efficiency by 21%, however to push this further a Public Sector Energy Efficiency Strategy has been developed and approved by the Government and it is now being rolled out.

The Department of Communication, Climate Action and Environment (DCCAE) will soon write to all public sector CEOs informing them of the strategy. There will be a meeting of Energy Performance Officers (EPO) next week to decide on how to start the process as directed in the report. The effects of this report will have an impact on the entire construction industry and it is anticipated, that, not only will this affect senior management and site managers, but it will have a significant impact on all construction workers.

It is expected that construction workers will require upskilling and training in low energy efficient construction and an understanding of near zero energy building (nZEB). So get yourselves prepared.

The QualiBuild Foundation Energy Skills courses (FES) are now being rolled out this year at venues around Ireland, starting in Galway, Cork, Dublin and Limerick. Further ones will be added as demand requires. Read more at this link, be prepared and sign up.  FES Courses

Remember the QualiBuild FES course is accredited and can be used for the CIRI CPD at: Structured CPD Resources, Events and Information 


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