Commercial

Ireland is under intense pressure to meet emissions  targets and the commercial sector must play its part in improving energy efficiency and reducing emissions.

Energy audits will see large commercial buildings,  obliged to display their energy efficiency ratings and  those not meeting set standards, will have to improve their energy mix and make necessary changes to  building infrastructure, in order to come into line with  set benchmarks.

We at energysmart, through our team of experts, across mulitple energy related disciplines, can carry out energy  audits and DEC assessments and implement the necessary works, resulting in more efficient heat  or electricity generation and control of energy losses.

The SEAI under the Accelerated Capital Allowance Scheme, offer commercial enterprises a grant, in the form of a tax write off of the whole of the cost of Energy saving upgrades over one tax year as opposed to writing it off over a period of 8 years.

It must be emphasised that we at energysmart are not tax advisors and as it is a tax write off it is a very simple process regarding a communication between your firms accountant and the Revenue  Comissioners.

Additional information and help is availble from the SEAI. For a full overview of SEAI grant assistance available to businesses, click here should you have any questions regarding potential energy savings and / or grants, by all means call us on 012542214 and speak to one of our dedicated team of smart energy advisors.

CASE STUDY IRISH HEART FOUNDATION

In December of 2019 energysmart carried out a Solar PV roof install for the Irish Heart foundation at their head office building located on Lower Rathmines road Dublin. Shading issues were a concern due to various roof obstructions. We overcame the problem of shading by using Enphase Micro inverters. Micro inverters allow for each panel to act independently as opposed to a String set up where all the panels are connectedto a single inverter. In a sting configuration where several panels are connected in series, should one panel experience shading, it can a detrimental effect on the overall production of all panels in that string. Using micro inverters overcomes this problem by allowing for autonomous panel production thereby minimzing potential losses.

EV Chargers

Business owners are increasingly under pressure to install EV chargers for their workforce to allow them to charge their cars whilst parked at the workplace.

EO Chargers and their associated hub/cloud technology offer businesses the opportunity to install multiple chargers and should they wish, to Monetize the charging infrastructure, billing users for their charging sessions.

If you are a business owner and would like to discuss the install of one or more EV chargers for your business, then get in touch with us today via telephone or email.

Biomass

Biomass boilers use sustainable biomass fuel such as wood pellets or wood chips to generate heat, replacing the need for the burning of fossil fuels.

EU legislation dictates that Biomass users are expected to meet certain sustainability criteria in such a way as to show that the bioenergy generated will reduce emissions by 70 per cent or more as compared to fossil fuel options.

With the correct certified supply chains in place generating heat in Ireland through the use of Biomass boilers could have a significant impact on our carbon footprint and help us to meet future emissions targets.

To encourage businesses to switch from fossil fuels to Biomass the SEAI is offering assistance in the way of an installation grant and then on going operational support (feed in Tariff), to those enterprises that choose to do so.

Contact us today if you would like to know more about making the switch from a fossil fuel based heating system to a Biomass Boiler and the potential savings that can be made.