Date Released: 17 October 2013
Commissioners of Irish Lights scoops prestigious award for Environmental Innovation
The Commissioners of Irish Lights , the General Lighthouse Authority for all of Ireland last night scooped the prestigious award for Environmental Innovation at the 2013 annual EnviroCom Awards held yesterday, 16th October. Irish Lights were recognized for their focus on the reduction in carbon emissions and fossil fuel costs arising from the solarisation programme for lighthouses and large Automatic Navigation Buoys.
“We are absolutely delighted to have won this prestigious award in the competitive Environmental Innovation category. The solarisation programme has delivered a considerable reduction in operating costs and in the use of fossil fuel while maintaining the very high reliability required for a safety-critical marine navigation service. At Irish Lights we endeavour at the forefront of implementing new generation low powered aids to navigation systems and playing our part in the protection of the environment by reducing carbon emissions through the use of solar technology.”
Commented Robert McCabe, Commissioners of Irish Lights.
Now in their seventh year the EnviroCom awards, organised by Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Chamber recognise excellence, innovation, dedication and success in environmental management. A total of ten awards were given in a range of categories including; water and energy conservation, waste prevention, green transport, engaging communities in environmental projects, environmental performance and special environmental merit.
Commissioners of Irish Lights are transforming the energy sustainability of lighthouses and buoys around the Irish coast through the dual innovations of photovoltaic solar panels that generate power and modern high intensity LED light sources and were also finalists in the Energy Management category.
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