To celebrate the launch of the 5Cube, Dublin’s energy agency Codema hosted the Dublin City Energy Fair in Dublin City Council’s Civic Offices on Friday, 19th June during EU Sustainable Energy Week.
The Dublin City Energy Fair featured a whole host of interactive displays, including an energy bicycle challenge, upcycling, renewable energy lego demonstrations and e-car trips down to the 5Cube at Hanover Quay.
Cartoonist Allan Cavanagh brought renewable energy to life with his caricatures of Dublin City Council staff in a renewable Dublin setting and there were also great competitions and giveaways on the day.
Codema also provided a sneak preview of its Home Energy Saving Kit which features six key tools to help you carry out a mini energy audit of your home. These home energy saving kits will soon be available in a selection of Dublin City Public libraries for the public to borrow free of charge and will be the frst time ever that such a scheme has been implemented in Ireland.
Codema’s interactive lighting display also guided the public around the most common bulb types on the market and showed the difference between the cost, energy effciency and lifespan of these bulbs. The lighting display also educated the public about how much light each bulb gives off and how to select the right bulb type for each room.
Codema developed this lighting display as part of a series of Ace energy-saving workshops that were held in a selection of Dublin City Public library branches throughout the month of June. Speaking after the event, Codema’s Communications Manager Suzanne Fitzpatrick said: “The Dublin City Energy Fair was very successful in informing the public about the benefits of sustainable and renewable energy in a really engaging way. The reaction that we got on the day showed that there is a real appetite for this information and a willingness by citizens to bring sustainable energy practices into their everyday lives.”
Codema hosted the Dublin City Energy Fair as part of its involvement in the Ace project, which receives European Regional Development Funding through the INTERREG IVB NWE programme. For more information about Ace, visit www.aceforenergy.eu
Main Image: (L-R) Owen Keegan, John Ryan and Gerry Wardell at the Dublin City Energy Fair.