The Youghalarra National School, in association with Tipperary Energy Agency, carried out several energy saving works to reduce their energy bill
In 2017, Youghalarra National School, in association with Tipperary Energy Agency, carried out several energy saving works to reduce their energy bill. The national school received grant funding through the Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland’s Better Energy Communities Scheme and invested a total of 84,800 EUR.
The following work was carried out on the school:
• a new heating system was installed;
• upgrades to the windows;
• installation of external wall insulation;
• a ventilation system with full heat recovery was installed to maintain a constant temperature in the building.
The new heating system included an air to water heat pump with a zoned control management system, which alone greatly reduced the energy consumption of the building.
12 photovoltaic panels were also installed on the building’s roof to offset the energy load of the school even further. The work which was carried out will greatly reduce the school’s energy bill.
Tipperary Energy Agency were involved in the project from the beginning, managing it throughout. Principal Brian Russell said ‘The pupils notice a big change, the classrooms are warmer and the damp smell is gone.’
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