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Dublin City Council’s Think Energy Ambassadors

Below are great energy saving and sustainability tips from Dublin City Council's Think Energy Ambassadors!

Aidan Maher
Aidan Maher | Performance & Development Manager | HR Department | Dublin City Council

Grow vegetables in your own garden and save on fuel and time travelling to a shopping centre.

Gerry Osborne
Gerry Osborne | Environmental Health Officer | Air Quality Monitoring & Noise Control Unit | Dublin City Council

Incorporate a shorter run time on hand dryers in the toilets.

Neil McCabe
Neil McCabe | Fire Fighter | Dublin Fire Brigade

Thanks to the successful implementation of the Green Plan© I have created the world’s first carbon neutral fire station. 

Natalie Boyce
Natalie Boyce | Litigation | Law Department | Dublin City Council

We certainly get plenty of rain water in Ireland so why not try to turn a negative into a positive and start making good use of it and save this... read more

We certainly get plenty of rain water in Ireland so why not try to turn a negative into a positive and start making good use of it and save this valuable resource? Install a Water Butt system in your garden to harvest rainwater from your roof and downpipes and use it for watering your garden plants.  Also, with water metering imminent this is a great long-term investment.

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Mark Bennett
Mark Bennett | Green Business | Dublin City Council

I am involved with the eCar test-bed project with ESB eCars, managed the application to designate Dublin as an EU Green Capital and I am a member of... read more

I am involved with the eCar test-bed project with ESB eCars, managed the application to designate Dublin as an EU Green Capital and I am a member of the implementation group of The Green Way.

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Bernadette O’Connor
Bernadette O’Connor | Roads & Traffic Department | Dublin City Council

Instead of using a fresh paper cup for your drink of water use you own tea/ coffee cup or a reusable plastic bottle. This cuts down on paper cup... read more

Instead of using a fresh paper cup for your drink of water use you own tea/ coffee cup or a reusable plastic bottle. This cuts down on paper cup purchase/delivery, collection & disposal of waste. Also paper cups get knocked over easily on desks causing more ‘clean up waste’.

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Carl Ó Bruacháin
Carl Ó Bruacháin| Homeless Finance Section | Dublin Region Homeless Executive | Dublin City Council

Don't overfill your kettle if you are only making 1 cup of tea.

Patricia Wrafter
Patricia Wrafter | Senior Executive Architect | City Architect's | Dublin City Council

Let vessels chill before throwing warm liquids away, it helps heat up a room and saves throwing warm water into drainage surface water, this can include bathwater!

Alan Hester
Alan Hester | Facility Management | Dublin City Council

Please report failed, flickering, blackened/discoloured, dim and other defective lamps as these can use more energy than a normal bulb.

Brian Heffernan
Brian Heffernan | Authorised Officer | National TFS Enforcement Unit | Dublin City Council

I think kettles that have the volumes displayed in both cups and litres are great. If all you want is 1 cup of tea/coffee, then it’s really easy to boil only the volume you require.

Mel Woods
Mel Woods | Senior Systems Officer | Dublin City Council

These days nearly everyone has a smart phone. To get maximum battery life, you should try to use the auto brightness feature within the display... read more

These days nearly everyone has a smart phone. To get maximum battery life, you should try to use the auto brightness feature within the display settings. The screen uses a lot of power and having it on full brightness will drain the battery very quickly.

Also, get yourself a battery saver app. These are available for both Apple and Android and there’s no need to spend any money as the free ones do the job just fine.

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Eamon Duffy
Eamon Duffy | Senior Executive Architect | Dublin City Council

Drawing heavy curtains or insulated blinds in the winter is equivalent  to increasing double glazing to triple glazing. If you have an open fire... read more

Drawing heavy curtains or insulated blinds in the winter is equivalent  to increasing double glazing to triple glazing.

If you have an open fire which is not in use consider fitting a ‘chimney balloon’. An open fire is equivalent to a three foot square hole in your wall.

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Helen Burke
Helen Burke | Community Officer | Community and Social Development Ballyfermot | Dublin City Council

For christmas home decoration's, take a good look around the garden before you go spending money on pieces of plastic. A simple thing like a few... read more

For christmas home decoration's, take a good look around the garden before you go spending money on pieces of plastic. A simple thing like a few cuttings of ivy with a white or red pillar candle placed in the centre can look stunning on tables. Also bunches of holly tied with red ribbons look fabulous over doors, mantlepieces and dressers. Caution for people with pets though as Red Berries are lethal to dogs and cats.  Keep them well out of their reach.

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