An energy masterplan for the Clonburris Strategic Development Zone

Project Insights

  • €40,000

    Total Project Costs
  • 1 yr

    Project Duration
  • 2016

    Year Funded

Project Description

Element Energy were commissioned by South Dublin County Council to develop an energy masterplan for the Clonburris Strategic Development Zone (SDZ) and surrounding areas, including an assessment of a range of low carbon, renewable and decentralised energy opportunities. This energy masterplan aims to future-proof SDCC's planning and energy policy in light of the potential future impact of national and European legislation. A key objective of this initiative is to continue to develop the evidence base available to SDCC to allow planners, Council staff and other local stakeholders to make more informed policy decisions relating to energy provision in South Dublin. It is also hoped that the work will act as an exemplar for other local authorities to demonstrate the value of the energy master planning process, to encourage similar initiatives elsewhere. The focus of the masterplan is on the various energy provision options available to supply the buildings on this site, including; Site-wide and partial district energy/heat network schemes; Block-level/community energy supply; Individual building-level energy systems; Energy provision options presented include low carbon and renewable heating and cooling technologies such as air-source, ground-source and water-source heat pumps, biomass heating and combined heat and power (CHP), solar thermal, gas CHP, and solar photovoltaic renewable electricity generation.

Project Details

Total Project Cost: €40,000

Funding Agency: SEAI

Year Funded: 2016

Lead Organisation: South Dublin County Council

Partner Organisation(s): N/A

Brian Keaney

Lead Researcher

Expertise: Spatial Planning; Urban Design; Masterplanning; Urban Regeneration; Sustainability;

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