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Wednesday 14 November 2018

Energy chairman visits Ballynagran

GLENEALY N.S. SET FOR RETROFITTING

Brendan Halligan chairman of SEAI and Tomás O'Leary, managing director of Mos Art present Sean and Allison Cooney and Joseph from Ballinacoola, Glenealy, with their Efficiency report, from the Ballynagran Engery Plus Community.
Brendan Halligan chairman of SEAI and Tomás O'Leary, managing director of Mos Art present Sean and Allison Cooney and Joseph from Ballinacoola, Glenealy, with their Efficiency report, from the Ballynagran Engery Plus Community.

MYLES BUCHANAN

SUSTAINABLE ENERGY AUTHORITY of Ireland's (SEAI) chairman, Brendan Halligan, visited the Ballynagran Energy Plus Community to meet the local committee and to present the first energy advisory reports to residents of the community.

He also paid a visit to Glenealy National School, which is to be partly retrofitted with Passive House standard materials, and Clermont College, a designated national centre of excellence for renewable energy.

The Ballynagran Energy Plus Community is a rural community west of Wicklow Town comprising approximately 600 homes clustered around the village of Glenealy and the surrounding rural countryside.

The overall mission of the project is to use a community fund provided by a local landfill at Ballynagran to create an exemplar Energy Plus community, significantly reducing energy costs for local people, and creating considerable local ' green collar' skilled employment and enhancing the overall quality of life for local residents.

The first phase of the Ballynagran Energy Plus project provides a free energy audit, radon test and low energy light bulbs to participating homes.

To learn more about the project, please pay a visit to www.ballynagran.com

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