Clanna Gael Highlights 70% Reduction in Carbon Footprint

Jonathan Neilan

As part of Dublin’s Climate Action week, Ringsend Irishtown Sustainable Energy Community (RISEC) and Clanna Gael Fontenoy, in conjunction with the City of Dublin Energy Management Agency, organised a walking tour of the RISEC area.  The event was oversubscribed and attendees included docklands project officers, credit union leaders, councillors, and local residents.  The tour started in Clanna Gael Fontenoy where Chairman Brian Delany gave an enthusiastic description of sustainable energy initiatives taken at the club and the vision of a transition to a zero carbon club over the next five years.
Clanna Gael Fontenoy has reduced energy consumption, costs and carbon footprint by over 70% since the first energy audit was carried out in 2018. Projects implemented include LED lighting on the main pitch, internal LED lighting, solar PV and an energy management information system.  At present smart heating controls are being installed which will maintain and enhance gas savings and in the future the club hopes to connect to the Dublin district heating scheme which will be developed in parallel with the Poolbeg SDZ development.  All projects received grant aid from SEAI through grants administered by RISEC (

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