2007: Kilbarrack fire station, located on Dublin’s northside, was in dire need of a complete overhaul.
It had poor insulation, single-glazed windows that had lost their sealing, and inefficient boilers feeding an old heating system that was running around the clock.
2008: Kilbarrack was selected by Dublin Fire Brigade for the ‘Green Plan’.
The goal was to become carbon neutral and to realise Ireland’s public sector energy targets.
2008-2013: Kilbarrack fire station introduces a wide range of sustainability initiatives to become Dublin’s first carbon-neutral fire station.
Spearheaded by local firefighter Neil McCabe and Kilbarrack’s firefighters, this is a collective effort to drive change with local leadership and to realise a wide range of environmental benefits:
The success of Kilbarrack is now being replicated across other Dublin Fire Stations, and indeed is being championed via the GreenPlan© as an exemplar for sustainability objectives. The results have been successfully applied in other local authority premises across Dublin, including libraries and swimming pools, leisure centres and The Mansion House.