Ours To Protect – Greencastle Energy Master Plan 16/01/24

Highland Radio are delighted to partner with Coimisiún na Meán in launching a new series dealing with various topics on sustainability.

Donna-Marie Doherty of Highland Radio will have a weekly feature on Tuesdays at 12:30 covering a real mix of different topics and interviews with businesses and experts who have a common interest on expertise in sustainability.

Coimisiún na Meán stated; ‘”Ours to Protect”, is a unique and exciting audio project – a collaboration of local and regional broadcasters from across the country who have come together to tackle climate change, champion climate action, and inform and educate audiences all over Ireland about how they can make a difference.’

This week Highland Radio spoke to Susan McAleer, Manager of Greencastle Community centre & Member of Greencastle sustainable community & Eithne McLaughlin, SEAI Mentor:

Did you know?
Greencastle sustainable energy community is in the process of setting up an Energy Master Plan and you can get involved.
There are 32 Sustainable Energy Communities (SECs) in Donegal > https://www.seai.ie/community-energy/sustainable-energy-communities/sec-map/index.xml?z=9&lat=54.89456371290071&lng=-7.876416625801657

Why it’s important!
Any SEC can apply to get an Energy Masterplan, just like Greencastle >  https://www.seai.ie/community-energy/sustainable-energy-communities/join-the-sustainable-ener/index.xml
Each plan is tailored to its location, meaning no to are the same.
Participating homeowners get a free BER certificate, ideal for those who were considering retrofitting > https://www.seai.ie/home-energy/building-energy-rating-ber/

What can I do to reduce my energy use in the meantime?
Turn down the temperature in hallways and bedrooms (around 15-18°C). (SEAI)
You can reduce your heating bill by 10% by lowering your room temperature by just one degree (SEAI).
Service your boiler yearly – it will be more efficient, improve safety, as well as reducing fuel consumption by 10% (SEAI).

Listen back to past episodes

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