Derry City and Strabane District Council has been actively involved in reducing its energy consumption by appointing an Energy Manager in 2006 and has a rolling programme for implementation of energy efficiency projects throughoutits estate.
Participation in the Minus 3% project (funded by IEE, to establish examples for the implementation of the Energy End-use Efficiency & Energy Services Directive (2006/32/EC) in cities) allowed the local authority to set a reduction target against a common baseline. The Council is keen to build on the success of this project. It will continue with the energy efficiency programme, with a focus on utilising existing skills together with new skills gained through n0e-sport to shape efficiency measures during the renovation plans for the city’s sports facilities.
Derry City and Strabane District Council owns and runs all the leisure centres in the city. The Energy Manager for the Council is responsible for reducing the Council’s energy consumption and, therefore, has a direct mandate to do so in all council buildings, including sports facilities. The Council will work directly with 3 sports facilities (City Baths; Lisnagelvin Leisure Centre; Templemore Leisure Centre), which owns and manages.
Derry City and Strabane District Council has extensive expertise in energy performance, management of sports facilities and funding of actions related to reduced energy consumption. The partner works throughout the project with members of various Council committees dealing with environment and services.
Derry City and Strabane District Council coordinates WP4 - Pilot phase: Application and Monitoring