SOS Kilkenny is a complex of 6 buildings located in Callan Road, Kilkenny. 3cea team linked up with SOS Kilkenny which provides service for adults with intellectual disabilities to shave over €3,300 off its heating and lighting bills through a series of upgrades. We were delighted to help SOS Kilkenny to save energy, reduce their spend on heating and lighting and improve working and living conditions for all.
3cea have a long and proud association with SOS Kilkenny. In 2016, SOS replaced the outdated storage heating system in four of the day care buildings with a district heating system Piped radiators now supply heat throughout each of the 2,000 m2 buildings. Roof and cavity wall insulation was also upgraded as part of the works, reducing heating demand. Overall savings are in the region of 17,700 kWh and over €9,000 per year.
In 2018, SOS replaced all of the internal and external lighting with LED and connected the remaining two day care building to the gas network, contributing to more savings. All of the energy efficiency projects were supported through SEAI Better Energy Community (BEC) Programme, whereby SOS were able to avail of grant aid.