South Dublin County, which has experienced significant growth in the past ten years, now has a population of approximately 265,000 persons and a housing stock of 98,000 (Census 2011). The County is also base to over 6,000 businesses. There is a range of transport infrastructure in South Dublin County; there is significant public transport provision in the County and there have been ongoing improvements in this area recently. Within this context, it is acknowledged that the climate change challenge is an important consideration in developing future policies and objectives to safeguard the continuing sustainable development of the County. South Dublin County Council is currently progressing a range of evidence based energy and sustainability related projects, with the aim of ultimately informing the preparation of future plans and strategies. These projects also aim to improve business competitiveness in South Dublin County and to reduce energy costs in the workplace and at home.
Further information on South Dublin County Council’s energy programme is available at www.southdublinenergy.ie