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Dr Sam Coulter-Smith, Master, Dr Brian Motherway, CEO of the SEAI and Minister Pat Rabbitte, TD
February 28th 2013
Energy Minister, Pat Rabbitte formally announced a €70m Energy Efficiency Fund that will dramatically improve energy efficiency savings in public and commercial buildings right across the country in the Rotunda Hospital.
The Rotunda is deemed an exemplar site and was selected for the launch because of its particiaption in a number of energy efficiency programmes over the past number of years. These included installing a completely new boilerhouse plant and undertaking an extensive programme to upgrade the lighting system throughout the main hospital building. Funding for the projects was received from the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) and HSE Estates.
Speaking at the launch, the Master, Dr Sam Coulter-Smith said: “We are delighted to be a part of this worthwhile initiative and to show our commitment and leadership by our participation in this beneficial scheme that has the dual advantage of bringing down costs and improving the environment.
The energy savings generated by these projects are phenominal. Our utility usage has been dramatically reduced since 2010: