Galway City Council support campaign to reduce energy usage and costs in City Hall
Galway City Council is progressing an energy conservation campaign to reduce overall energy use in City Hall this winter. Delivered by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) and the Office of Public Works (OPW), the Reduce your Use energy efficiency initiative provides a structured programme of energy saving activities that public bodies can undertake during the winter months.
The campaign aims to get staff on board by simple internal messaging on turning off lights and monitors when not in the office, closing doors to offices, turning down the internal heating system to 19 degrees and reducing energy waste in general.
Supporting the campaign, Mayor of Galway, Cllr. Eddie Hoare said:
“Analysis from the Office of Public Works demonstrates that Reduce Your Use works, with an average of 20% energy savings in a sample of 29 buildings where the campaign was implemented in 2022/23. Some buildings achieved over 50% savings. This campaign is very timely as it reduces overall energy costs while at the same time lowering our Green House Gas emissions. I hope other organisations in the City will be able to initiate a similar campaign.’’
An energy efficiency assessment has been carried out by Aramark, and the Galway City Council Facilities and Climate Action departments are leading the project. If your business or organisation wants to Reduce your Use, you can find tips and information at www.gov.ie/reduceyouruse or email firstname.lastname@example.org