The Energy Ambassadors

A free educational event, appropriately titled “The Energy Ambassadors”, will be hosted by SuperValu of Knocklyon Shopping Centre at 11 am on Fri 1st December 2017 at The Iona Centre, Idrone Avenue, Knocklyon.

This is an interactive event for home owners, tenants and communities to educate ourselves on what steps we can take to reduce our energy use and also how to access grant funding.

Those wishing to participate can indicate their interest by contacting Knocklyon Network at or use the “sign-up” list at the SuperValu Reception Desk in Knocklyon.

The Programme will cover:

  • Conservation in Energy Use
  • Control over Energy Usage.
  • Greater Efficency in Energy use.
  • Understanding Energy and Renewables
  • Technology and products to manage Energy needs.
  • renewable Energy sources for Ireland
  • Energy and renewables knowledge transfer to communities for communities.

This event is supported nationally and locally by Supervalu (The Musgrave Group), The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) The Energy Ambassadors and of course by our very own Knocklyon Network Sustainable Energy Community (SEC).

Places are limited and you must pre-book. Then look forward to your free SuperValu goodie bag at the event. Thanks also to SuperValu Knocklyon which is providing the refreshments.

Knocklyon Network Sustainable Energy Community Update.

KN is currently embarked on the 2nd stage of the SEAI’s Sustainable Energy Community Programme by undertaking the initial development of the Knocklyon Energy Master Plan.

This stage will involve using our SEAI Grant for the procurement (in accordance with SEAI practice) of an energy consultant who will be tasked with assessing various Knocklyon house types with the objective of indentifying a suite of energy-saving retrofits appropriate to each house type. Such retrofit measures will typically relate to the use of internal insulation, attic insulation, external insulation, use of thermal windows, use of high-efficiency boilers, heat pumps, roof-mounted solar panels for water heating, smart / zone control of heating, etc.

A subsequent stage of the Energy Master Plan is designed to enable a small programme of actual physical works to be carried out on a Community basis with the assistance of SEAI Grants. This Programme of Works can then be extended with further community contracts. The principal purpose of the SEC Energy Projects is to significantly reduce harmful air pollution caused by burning fossil fuels as well as substantially reducing our energy bills.

In parallel with the above action St. Colmcille’s Community School is also progressing two types of energy project. One relates to the use of more efficient (and less costly) LED Room Lighting.

The second project concerns the potential use of roof-mounted electricity generating (pv) panels which will generate clean energy (that can be stored in large size storage cells) which can significantly reduce the School’s power bills. The financial / technical feasibility of the latter project is due to be undertaken in the coming months.

If any Knocklyon Householder is interested in participating in the above projects you can indicate your interest by contacting Knocklyon Network at to indicate the nature of your interest.