The church in Julianstown, Co. Meath, decided to upgrade its windows, doors and ventilation.

Key results

  • 3,907kg

    of carbon savings
  • €14,472

    in SEAI funding
  • €953

    in thermal energy savings


St. Mary’s Church has been serving the parish of Julianstown, Co. Meath for the last 40 years. There are four masses in the week plus funerals, weddings and baptisms.

The church was built in 1982 replacing an earlier church, which was completed in 1837.

The project

Prior to getting the work done, the church’s windows were in very poor condition and a lot of the heat was escaping.

They conducted an energy audit which recommended the installation of destratification fans, along with upgrading several of the doors and windows throughout the building.

The project was coordinated by: SE Systems.

The Church is better for the parishioners that use it. The process was easy, the advice was excellent, and the execution was seamless and it has made the church more user friendly and warmer for less costs. We were very lucky with all the tradesman, they were top class which made the job very easy.
Father Brendan, Parish priest, St. Mary's Church


The measures improved the amount and quality of the heat while also bringing down the bills, which was an amazing achievement.

When the fans are on, they bring an airiness to the building and the damp smells have completely vanished.

The project cost €28,944 in total. SEAI funded 50% of it as a not-for-profit project, which amounted to €14,472.

To date, the church has saved €953 in thermal energy and 3,907kg in Carbon savings.

SEAI's community supports

This project was a recipient of a SEAI community grant. SEAI provides a range of additional community supports including free mentoring, technical supports and funding. In addition to grant funding, projects are able to apply for energy credits.

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