We are very proud that our SECURE project partner, Donegal County Council (Ireland), is ISO 50001 accredited for its Energy Management System. This means that energy performance improvement is at the top of the agenda for the organisation and that Donegal County Council is one of the leading local authorities in Ireland when it comes to improving energy efficiency.
ISO 50001 is an International Energy Management Standard (EMS) for energy use and consumption and provides a systematic approach for the organisation to achieve continuous improvement in terms of energy performance. Donegal County Council is only the second local authority in Ireland to achieve this accreditation for all of the Council services.
“We worked very hard to achieve this accreditation" says Paddy Mullen, Senior Executive Engineer with responsibility for Energy. "But it was worth it as we now have embedded continuous energy performance within the routines and practices of the organisation. We still have a long way to go in terms of improving our energy performance in all our operations but we are focused and fully committed to continuously improving and ISO 50001 has provided us with a framework to achieve this."
Read the article we published when our partners achieved this certification: http://secure.interreg-npa.eu/news/show/secures-launch-conference-has-been-a-success/