Energy management is a priority for Kildare County Council. A number of energy management measures have been developed and introduced in Aras Chill Dara in recent years to improve energy efficiencies and usage in the building. These include:
- A 70,000kw solar PV installation
- Rain water harvesting from our car park
- Natural ventilation system
- Lighting Management System
- Automatic dimming of lights as daylight increases
Lights in Aras Chill Dara come on daily at 5am to allow for cleaning and maintenance. They are switched off at 8pm when everyone has left the building.
Kildare County Council will continue to prioritise energy management, efficiency and usage in Aras Chill Dara and all Council buildings.