Energia has supported Fitzgeralds of Sandycove’s efforts to become more sustainable with a lighting upgrade, helping to reduce the carbon footprint of the well-known south county Dublin pub. By availing of Energia’s Lighting Solutions offering, Fitzgerald’s has replaced outdated lighting with more energy-efficient options, all while maintaining the atmosphere and character of the building. This has resulted in estimated lighting savings of 82%.
As a part of this process, Energia arranged for an energy audit to assess light levels in place and to capture the consumption data of the business. This data helps to prepare the upgraded lighting design, as well as to calculate the predicted savings.
This upgrade is one of many steps for the team at Fitzgeralds as part of its Go Green initiative, which has included adding solar panels to the roof, developing their own herb garden for the kitchen, renewing the emphasis on recycling waste and upgrading the cold room.
Ross Sheridan from Energia said, “Fitzgeralds of Sandycove has a long history dating back to the Edwardian era, but now they are looking to the future and the steps they can take to help protect the environment for generations to come. Energia is committed to climate action, but we know that for some businesses it can be difficult to know where to start. Our lighting upgrades help businesses to find the best solution for them as well as offering encouragement to those who are taking steps towards sustainability and becoming more energy efficient.”
Fitzgerald’s manager Will Agar said, “When we bought the bar in February, one of our big priorities was to make the business more environmentally friendly. Joining Energia has helped us to do that, not only with the lighting upgrade but through the support and guidance we have received from them. The whole process was so quick and has made a big difference. We knew it would make the pub brighter, but it was important to us to have the option to dim the lights for a nice atmosphere. Energia worked with us to make sure that was a priority.”