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energy iconOn this webpage you can find out how you can help us reduce our energy consumption on Campus, how to reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions and prevent Climate Change. climate icon


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You can find a list of tips for reducing energy consumption and GHG emissions by clicking on the 'What can I do' green button.


By clicking on the 'Baseline and Results' green button you can view the Energy Efficiency, TCD Greenhouse Gas Emissions, TCD Renewable Energy, Energy (DEC) Rating and the indication of the Energy Performance in all the buildings on Campus during the last few years. You can also see the targets we are trying to achieve by 2020/21.


The 'Green Map' green button leads you to the green Map webpage where you can find the Energy Efficiency, renewable energy and main greenhouse gas emission points in Trinity College.


TCD - some Facts & Figures

  • Since 2010 to the end of 2013 the unit cost of electricity has risen substantially by over 50%.
  • Overall TCD consumes over 38,000,000 units of electricity each year. The equivalent of over 7,000 times the annual electricity consumption of an average private house.
  • TCD produces approximately 30,500 tonnes of carbon dioxide per annum associated with the electricity, gas and oil consumption of the College.
  • On the main city centre campus site (excluding the Sports and CRANN Building) electricity consumption since 2010 has been reduced as a result of energy conservation measures by 10% to the end of 2013.
  • This absolute saving in electricity consumption has a value of over €320,000 per annum and reduced carbon production by approximately 1,200 tonnes per annum.
  • Our current contracts for electricity supplies provide for 50% of all electrical power to come from renewable sources such as wind generation.
  • In the Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, located on Pearse Street, 27% of the total annual electricity consumption is generated on site from a natural gas powered Trigeneration plant. This avoids transmission and distribution losses in importing the power from the national grid.
  • The Trigeneration plant in Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute recovers waste heat which is used to provide the base heating load and supplement cooling demand.
  • Over 100 energy conservation projects of varying scales and scope have been undertaken to reduce energy consumption of the College.



Last updated: Jul 08 2014. | contact us | back to top |

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