2012 Sustainable Energy Award for Tyndall National Institute
Tyndall National Institute was joint winner of the main award for ‘Outstanding Leadership in Energy Management’, presented at the recent annual SEAI national awards.
Tyndall’s award was as a result of the successful implementation of an intensive energy reduction programme focussing on the site’s significant energy users, which has resulted in a 30% reduction in energy use and a zero carbon impact from its new 5,500m2 building. The judging panel commented that ‘Tyndall has developed and implemented effective energy management processes which have achieved substantial reduction in their energy footprint at the same time as the energy intensity of the building has significantly increased’.
Tyndall Facilities Manager, Pat Mehigan explained that ‘since 2008, we have embarked on a proactive and intensive energy reduction campaign through changing energy consumption behaviour, consistently challenging production and support service requirements and investing in energy efficient equipment. The focussed energy management emphasis continues to be an outstanding success in delivering sustained savings. With our ISO 50001 certified energy management system, we are well positioned to ensure we continue to effectively manage our energy use’.
As the winners of the competition were announced, the SEAI acknowledged that 'Organisations entering this year’s Sustainable Energy Awards have achieved savings of €28 million securing vital Irish jobs'.