An Embassy as Green as Ireland !
Since its installation in its new buildings of Merrion Square in the heart of Dublin and close to the offices of the Prime Minister and Parliament in March 2015, the Embassy of France in Ireland is committed to respecting its environment. The project "An Embassy as Green as Ireland" is a practical, progressive and collective declination of all the efforts made by the Embassy’s staff on a day-to-day basis in order to adopt eco-responsible actions and to promote measures and solutions respectful of the environment.
2017 is a pivotal moment in this overall effort. For the first time in its history, the Embasys of France in Ireland will produce 5 MW of clean energy (equivalent to the average annual consumption of two Irish homes) from solar panels installed on the roofs of the consular building. An idea that might seem surprising at first sight in Ireland but which not only denies the clichés but also illustrates the contribution that such a project can have in all the fields with our Irish partners.
This project has three goals :
- First, energy savings and thus public funds, because the Embassy will produce clean energy that it can use for its power supply.
- Secondly, improvements in the working conditions of our staff and service users who are involved in the project and who will benefit from a modern, adapted and environmentally friendly system.
- Work of information and diplomacy to illustrate the environmental action of France and its companies with our partners, our compatriots in Ireland and with the more than 10,000 people who use the consular services each year.
We are also very grateful to our Irish partners :
Public institutions : Irish Sustainable Energy Authority (SEAI); Irish Green Building Council (IGBC)
Private actors : Glen Dimplex, BNRG Renewables, PV Green & TRLCO.