The Digital Hub commits to energy efficiency

The Digital Hub has partnered with SEAI and commits to energy efficiency.  

The Digital Hub has signed a partnership agreement with Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) to affirm its commitment to energy efficiency.

Based in the historic Liberties area of Dublin city centre, The Digital Hub is an enterprise cluster for growing technology companies.

Home to over 70 established businesses and employing almost 750 people, The Digital Hub is the largest cluster of digital media, technology and internet businesses in Ireland, providing a space for indigenous enterprises to scale and grow.

The Digital Hub Development Agency has now become a member of the Public Sector Energy Partnership Programme through which it will lead by example in its contribution to the public sector energy efficiency target of 33% energy efficiency savings. The programme helps public bodies to save money, improve the environment, and meet national energy saving obligations.

As a first-step The Digital Hub will conduct an energy audit of active buildings on its campus with a view to scoping an Energy Performance Contract for multiple buildings. The Digital Hub will also establish and implement a structured energy management programme and an action plan for energy efficiency projects to deliver energy savings in the short and long term.

Since the project’s inception, over 200 companies have progressed through the enterprise cluster at The Digital Hub, generating thousands of skilled jobs.

Commenting on their membership of the Public Sector Energy Partnership Programme, Fiach Mac Conghail, CEO of The Digital Hub said: “At The Digital Hub, we are very much committed to playing our part as a State Agency in achieving sustainable energy savings and contributing to meeting required national targets. 

“Being part of the Public Sector Energy Partnership Programme with SEAI is a significant step and initiative that will support and provide expert guidance and focus to us as we set about achieving our sustainable energy goals.”   

SEAI is Ireland’s national energy authority investing in, and delivering, appropriate, effective and sustainable solutions to help Ireland’s transition to a clean energy future. It is funded by the Government of Ireland through the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment.

Written by Stephen Larkin

Published 15 July, 2019