- Part of Pathfinder 2020 programme
- Energy rating raised from D to B
Fianna Fáil TD for Clare Cathal Crowe has welcomed the completion of an energy retrofit project for St Anne’s Community College, Killaloe.
Under the Department of Education’s and SEAI Pathfinder 2020 project, the school building has undergone substantial upgrading works including improvements to the school building envelope and fabric including wall insulation, attic insulation, new roofs, windows and doors and more.
“As someone who served on the school’s board of management for over a decade, I very much welcome this initiative undertaken by St Anne’s to bring the building in line with the most modern of standards,” said Deputy Crowe.
“Bringing the school up to a B energy rating will not only result in lower heating costs for the building, it will also mean that St Anne’s will lead the way in terms of being energy efficient and more sustainable going forward.
“The building was built in the 1980s and while it has served as a fantastic school for generations of kids in Killaloe-Ballina and the surrounding villages, it was in need of an upgrade to bring it in line with modern standards.
“The pathfinder project is an important aspect of delivering the Department’s commitments under the Climate Action plan and marks a significant investment in achieving these goals and I’m thrilled that a Clare school is one of those that is leading the movement.
“I look forward to this pilot scheme being rolled out more widely and I hope that more Clare schools can benefit from it.”