The Watershed


Following an initial energy survey, The Watersheds energy consumption was in the region of €350,000. The facility as a public building which meant carbon reduction targets of 33% by 2020. GES performed a more detailed site audit, implemented monitoring and developed a detailed opportunities list for energy savings. This list was developed into an EPC as GES acting as the ESCo. Annual energy savings in the region of €75K were eventually acheived. Areas targeted were the training pitches flood lighting, greater controls on indoor lighting, PIR controls in back areas, heat recovery on AHUs, pump upgrades to more efficienct IE rating and inverters installed, reduced flow rates, reduced base load following night time analysis. Maintenance savings were also made with switching of suppliers and seeking outside expertise. Micro CHP unit was installed and a bore hole utilised fro water supply. The shared incentives of the EPC model and resulting energy savings resulted in an accelerated project delivery. A 18.9% or 41K saving was achieved after the first year of the shared savings EPC, Dermot Gaynor, the centre manager, has requested GES to survey the centre again in 2017 to develop further opportunities.  

NLGES have provided a very positive and impressive outcome from their Energy Performance Contract. Following an initial ‘no obligation’ site survey NLGES presented proposals to reduce our annual energy costs by €70,000.
— Dermot Gaynor, centre manager, the watershed, co. kilkenny