We are all beginning to better understand the ways in which our actions impact the environment.
We are all beginning to better understand the ways in which our actions impact the environment. Whether through our carbon footprint, our impact on the world’s rich biodiversity, the pollution of air, soil and water - we all have an impact and each of us has a role to play in mitigating that impact.Reflecting this growing desire to protect what is precious for future generations, Siamsa Tíre is developing a Greening Siamsa policy which aims to reduce the impact of our activities on the environment and looks forward to creating a more sustainable future.
The first step of this policy is increased energy efficiency and a reduced dependency on fossil fuels. With the generous support of funding from the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) and our core funder, the Department of Culture, Heritage & The Gaeltacht, the following upgrades have recently been completed: replacement of the current oil fired heating system with an Air to Water Heat Pump system, the installation of photovoltaic panels on the roof of the building to generate electricity, the replacement of all current building lighting with LED, and extensive insulation of the building.
This is only the beginning of our Greening Siamsa initiative. As we develop policies across waste and water management, biodiversity, transport and travel, and procurement, we will keep you updated along the way and hope that you can be part of the journey!
We would like to thank the following for their support: Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), the Department of Culture, Heritage & The Gaeltacht, SE Systems, Kerry Sustainable Energy Co-operative Ltd (KSEC), Transition Kerry, Tralee Tidy Towns and Kerry County Council.