Energia cuts energy costs and carbon footprint for Frank Keane BMW

New lights installed in showroom on the Naas Road will reduce energy bill by almost €12,500

Eleanor Rosney
by Eleanor Rosney on 22nd September, 2015

Energia has driven down Frank Keane BMW’s carbon footprint by 39 tonnes by upgrading their lighting systems.

The project was part of a major new funding scheme to incentivise Irish businesses to increase their energy efficiency while reducing their energy costs.

After an audit of the company’s showroom, Energia identified significant savings that could be made by replacing fluorescent tubes and spotlights with energy efficient LED lights.

These changes have reduced Frank Keane’s annual electricity use by 85%, cutting their carbon footprint by 39 tonnes of CO2 and generating yearly cost savings of almost €12,500.

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The work was carried out under Energia’s “Cash for Kilowatts” scheme that provides funding to companies for energy efficiency projects. It means that any company spending more than €5,000 on an energy efficiency project can qualify for funding of up to 30% of the project value. The new scheme is open to all businesses, whether or not they are customers of Energia.

Mark Bradley, Head of Business, Frank Keane BMW said: “We are delighted with this energy efficiency work by Energia.”

It is helping us to substantially reduce our energy usage, which benefits the environment through a big CO2 saving. It also makes strong business sense as we save large amounts on our energy costs.

Cormac Mannion, Energy Service Manager, Energia added: “Our ‘Cash for Kilowatts’ scheme is an important new initiative to promote energy efficiency upgrades among Irish businesses.

“Energia is offering companies a double incentive. They benefit from the reduction in their ongoing energy costs by installing new efficient systems in areas such as lighting and heating. Reductions of 75% and 30% in lighting and heating bills respectively are possible. But we’re also offering funding for up to 30% of the project cost to a business upon its completion.”

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