ISS Facility Services in Ireland is celebrating the success of an innovative energy efficiency project for Citi, a major global bank. The initiative delivered energy and cost savings paid for itself within a year – for which it received a prize at the prestigious Irish FM Awards.
The Citi Lighting Retrofit Projects went on to scoop the Facilities Management Project of the Year (Under 500K) Award in July 2014. The winning project targeted areas of large and unnecessary energy wastage.
The lighting in Citi’s basement car park and stairwells were pinpointed as areas of superfluous energy use. A ‘spend to save’ approach was taken to make immediate and substantial reductions in consumption and expenditure. The project realised a return on investment in less than 12 months.
The 300 double fluorescent lights in the basement car park were replaced with sensor and timer-operated LEDs that instantly reduced the load per fitting from 120 watts to just 27. Similarly, in the 12 emergency exit stairwells, the highly-inefficient 24/7 illumination was effectively modernised with personnel-operated fittings reduced the load from 46 to 15 watts maximum.
Paul Delargy, Facilities Country Head – (Ireland & Northern Ireland), Citi Realty Services commented, “I was delighted that the ISS Team in Dublin was deservedly recognised by their peers, their contribution to implementing these energy saving projects is an important role in reducing our environmental impacts and contributing to our environmental goals”.
Shay Whelan, Senior Facilities Manager, ISS, (Ireland & Northern Ireland), added: “The ISS team at Citi Dublin embrace Energy Management as one of their key deliverables. We have worked tirelessly over the years together with our client to identify and bring to fruition these projects. Being recognised for this award recognises that effort and allows us to help our client achieve their 2015 targets.”